G20 : the Symbol of a System Failure | by Eric Toussaint

G20 : the Symbol of a System Failure | by Eric Toussaint

The G20 is no more legitimate than its progenitor the G7 (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK and USA). It was launched by the industrialized countries three years ago when they were beginning to feel the effects of the biggest economic crisis since the 1930’s....

Durban COP17: failures in the making | by Patrick Bond

The failure of Durban’s COP17 – a veritable “Conference of Polluters” – is certain, but the nuance and spin are also important. Binding emissions-cut commitments under the Kyoto Protocol are impossible given Washington’s push for an alternate architecture that is also...

The Future We Want

Preamble/Stage Setting 1. We, the heads of State and Government, having met at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 20-22 June 2012, resolve to work together for a prosperous, secure and sustainable future for our people and our planet. 2. We reaffirm our determination to...