The concerns of the poorer and vulnerable sections of the Global South have been the least heard in negotiations at COP26. Yet, climate innovations can come from small farmers, if they are included in the process.
The Indian farmers' movement is part of the worldwide struggle to save small farmer communities. The movement can gain traction if protesting farmers include the concerns of landless rural households, who now comprise almost half of households in the Indian countryside.
What tools are available to developing countries to support them as they face climate-change impacts like eroding coastlines and droughts? And how will such tools be made available?
Australia has joined the U.S. and U.K. games to contain China, leaving India unclear in the Quad and isolated in Asia. Tied to the waning imperial power of the United States, India is gradually losing strategic autonomy.
Securing women’s rights was used to justify the U.S. military intervention in Afghanistan. However, the Biden administration’s irresponsible pull-out in tandem with the swift, untroubled Taliban return speaks volumes about Washington’s lack of interest to secure respect for human rights and improve women’s lives.
Afghanistan is teetering on the brink of universal poverty. As much as 97 percent of the population is at risk of sinking below the poverty line unless a comprehensive response to the country’s multiple crises is launched.