Monthly Archives: January 2011

Sarkozy clashes with UN food chief

An apparent rift with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization signals a shaky start to French ambitions for the G20 countries to tackle world food insecurity.

Clooney sickness puts global warming on South Sudan agenda

Last Friday’s revelation that Hollywood superstar, George Clooney, contracted malaria during a visit to observe the South Sudan referendum may deliver an unintended wake-up call to the architects of the new state.

Food crisis warnings fall on stony ground

There is growing consensus that the spike in food prices spells trouble for hunger in poor countries over coming months. Why is the international community doing so little about it?

REDD shafted by deepwater drilling concessions

Pressure builds on Indonesia to sign up to a moratorium on deforestation. Meanwhile, both US and UK governments refuse pleas for a moratorium on deepwater drilling for oil. Is this a contradiction?

Fuel subsidies debacle undermines global warming roadmap

The abrupt New Year’s Eve reversal of President Morales’ decision to raise petrol and diesel prices represents a setback for prospects of reducing global carbon dioxide emissions.

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