Talks toward a global plastics pollution agreement held in Uruguay

In late 2022, the first session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including marine litter, was held in Punta del Este, Uruguay. At the conference, UNEP’s Executive Director, Inger Andersen, called for a broad, inclusive and science-driven agreement that provides adequate resources for developing countries. “We…(Read more)

Applying and Refining SWEEF’s Gender ROI Assessment Tool

Equilo, a data analytics platform and social enterprise, is working with women-led and -focused SWEEF Capital, a Singapore-based private equity fund, to test, refine and scale the application of SWEEF’s Gender ROI™ Assessment Tool.  This tool, Equilo writes, “supports organizations to conduct a gender analysis of their organization’s leadership, workforce, value chain, and society where…(Read more)

Biodiversity Financing Promotes the Cooperation Needed to Stop Extinctions

Writing in The Triple Pundit, Riya Anne Polcastro underscores the importance of an initiative of major NGOs advocating annual financing from rich countries of $60 billion per year to protect biodiversity and prevent further mass extinction. “The Nature Conservancy, the Rainforest Trust and the World Resources Institute are just a few among the groups calling…(Read more)

The Case for a T-12 Group of Techno-Democracies

To provide a vehicle for cooperation on many crucial issues clustered around technology, Jared Cohen and Fontaine, writing in Foreign Affairs, make the case for a new global governance body, the T-12 group of techno-democracies. Also aimed at diluting the influence of techno-autocracies, particularly China and Russia, the T-12 would include the US, UK, France,…(Read more)