Monthly Archives: April 2009

Scratching the surface of inequality

Governments are responding to public disgust at financial greed by increasing taxes for high earners. But it’s a reminder that becoming a little less rich does not address extreme global inequalities.

Car scrappage may upset climate negotiations

Subsidies for scrapping old cars are all the rage in Europe. But will these handouts put developing countries in a positive frame of mind to make concessions for a new Kyoto agreement?

Climate adaptation or recycled development?

Climate change adaptation plans in developing countries often appear very similar to conventional development programmes. Could this become a source of confusion for donors?

Climate activists should look beyond Copenhagen

The outcome of the G20 reinforced fears that the US and China will not reach agreement on climate change this year. Maybe it’s time for campaigners to downgrade the Copenhagen summit, however unpalatable.

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