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    From Negotiation to Action: The science and politics of climate change

From Negotiation to Action: The science and politics of climate change

MSc Development Management student, Michelle Nazareth, reflects on a Cutting Edge Issues in Development guest lecture from Saleemul Huq, Senior Fellow in the Climate Change Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development, and, the director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development, about the science and politics of climate change.

The last lecture in the cutting- edge series […]

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    How Bolsonaro is undermining human rights protection mechanisms in Brazil

How Bolsonaro is undermining human rights protection mechanisms in Brazil

MSc Criminal Justice Policy candidate, Gabriella Saad Azevedo, and MSc Environment and Development candidate, Júlia Bussab Fonseca, collaborate in this article which looks at how Jair Messias Bolsonaro’s policies are undermining basic human rights in Brazil. 

In 2018, Jair Messias Bolsonaro was elected President of Brazil with an authoritarian discourse that often incited violence and undermined respect for basic human rights, especially those of ethnic […]

Compliance hasn’t carried much weight in the past

Professor Robert Wade responds to Gillian Tett’s article, “Alphabet soup of green standards needs a new recipe”, for the Financial Times. 

“Compliance hasn’t carried much weight in the past”, letter, Financial Times, 21 January 2020
From Prof. Robert H. Wade

Gillian Tett describes the pressure on the Big Four accounting groups “to create a common framework for companies that want to report […]

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    Richard Kozul-Wright presents the 2019 UNCTAD’s report on trade and development: financing a global green new deal

Richard Kozul-Wright presents the 2019 UNCTAD’s report on trade and development: financing a global green new deal

MSc Development Management student, Lou Aubay, reflects on a recent guest lecture from Richard Kozul-Wright, lead author of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) annual report, which suggests that meeting the financing demands of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires rebuilding multilateralism around the idea of a Global Green New Deal.

Mr Richard Kozul-Wright is the current director of the […]

Reconciling de-growth and development economics

MSc Development Studies alum and PhD Candidate at the Centre of African Economies at Roskilde University, Tobias Wuttke, questions how viable de-growth is a concept in light of the climate crisis when we are also trying to combat income poverty globally. 

Nobody can deny the relevance of the de-growth concept in light of the climate crisis, and the correlation of economic growth […]