Op-Ed31 December

HAPPY 2013

More ambitious goals: peace, freedom, and change.

HAPPY 2013

Article19 December

The Climate Convention has lost relevance and hinders local initiatives

Sergio Abranches

A balance of the decisions made at the Climate Convention (UNFCCC) since Bali, in 2007, would show that there has been little more than formal progress. The most concrete outcome so far has been the result of the frustrated COP15 held in Copenhagen, in 2009. Large emitters outside the Kyoto Protocol have pledged to reduce their carbon emissions for the first time. Among them The United States, China, India, and Brazil. More »

Analysis14 December

Internet governance or Internet control?

Sérgio Abranches

A maneuver to introduce a clause about Internet governance on the International Telecommunications Treaty led to protest and several democratic countries declined to sign the document. They have strong reasons to refuse. The Internet was born to be self-governed. Not to become the subject of some organization’s dominance, be it multilateral or domestic. More »

Op-Ed, Treks14 December

IPCC issues statement regarding leakage of a draft report

The IPCC – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – has issued a detailed statement on an unauthorized version of a draft report from its Working Group I that is circulating on the Web. You can read it here.



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