Will the Olympics’ Green Makeover Have Lasting Effects?

Every couple of years, billions of dollars flow into an Olympic host city and its environs for the construction of enormous stadiums, guest hotels and athlete accommodations. In the past decade, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has emphasized the measures taken to make these projects—and the games themselves—sustainable. But in a world where reducing carbon emissions is an overriding priority, is there still room for the Olympics?

1.5 Degrees Warming and the Search for Climate Justice for the Poor

The difference between 1.5 and 2 degrees is 'a greater likelihood of drought, flooding, resource depletion, conflict and forced migration,’ a new IPCC draft warns.  A far-reaching report being drafted by the United Nations' authoritative climate science panel explores in comprehensive detail the environmental justice, poverty and other human rights challenges facing the world as it pursues the urgent and daunting goals of the Paris Agreement. #environmentaljustice #globalwarming #climatechange #sameworld

Richest 1 percent bagged 82 percent of wealth created last year - poorest half of humanity got nothing

Eighty two percent of the wealth generated last year went to the richest one percent of the global population, while the 3.7 billion people who make up the poorest half of the world saw no increase in their wealth, according to a new Oxfam report released today.  The report is being launched as political and business elites gather for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. #oxfam #inequality #sameworld

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