For the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to collapse would be tragic. But for it to continue when everyone knows it is a lie is a moral and mortal affront to the people of the world, writes TF board member Robin Lloyd, who attended meetings this month of the 10th Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference at the United Nations.
Sri Lanka owes 81 percent of its external debt to U.S. and European financial institutions and to Western allies, Japan and India. China owns just 10 percent. But Washington blames imaginary “Chinese debt traps” for the nation’s crisis, as it considers a 17th IMF structural adjustment program, reports Benjamin Norton.
A new research paper charts a path for re-wilding Europe with large mammals, or those weighing more than 10 kg (22 pounds), both for conserving biodiversity and restoring ecosystems. Researchers argue it is both a legal obligation and a moral obligation for Europe, reports Rishika Pardikar.
India witnessed the hottest March in 122 years. With temperatures several times crossing 49 degrees Celsius (120 degrees Fahrenheit) in northern India, heat waves amplified the existing divisions between the poor and well-off, reports Sanket Jain.
Living standards of India's working people have deteriorated because of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government's lack of sufficient policy interventions during the pandemic, People's Dispatch reports.
The report, “Reconciling Conservation and Global Biodiversity Goals with Community Land Rights in Asia,” comes ahead of the United Nations Biodiversity Conference. To be held next month in Kunming, China, the conference is expected to adopt the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Conservation Framework (GBF), which includes placing under protection 30 percent of the world’s land and water by 2030, reports Deepa Padmanaban.