Slowdown in 2014 is attributed to lack of growth in Chinese coal use and signals new period of slower rises in world emissions, according to the Netherlands environment agency.
The World Bank Group has unveiled a new plan that calls for $16 billion in funding to help African people and countries adapt to climate change and build up the continent’s resilience to climate shocks.
The Cook Islands High Court is set to hear an application which aims to stop the government from allowing more purse seiners fishing in its waters.
Vanuatu's president has dissolved the country's parliament in an attempt to resolve an impasse after the conviction of 14 government MPs for bribery.
Papuan pro-independence activist Filep Karma has tasted freedom after being unjustly jailed for more than a decade for simply raising an independence flag at a political ceremony in 2004.
There is an urgent need for structural changes focused on the fight against poverty, says a new report by the Geneva-based UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Humanitarian work needs lasting investment in systems to manage knowledge, not just information, says Tom Corsellis.
As the 2015 G20 Summit in Antalya nears, expectations for success remain uncertain. Few people interested in seeing the G20 take on a more active role in the development space have high hopes. But the Turkish Presidency has offered some reason for optimism. The Food Security and Nutrition Framework promises a possible re-invigoration of the G20’s development agenda.
World leaders often cite Indonesia as an example of tolerance and democracy, both for Asia and the Islamic world. With the recent coup in Thailand, and growing protests in Malaysia, it is considered a rare beacon of light in the region, a country that is moving in the right direction.
A report published on Tuesday by Concord, the European NGO confederation for relief and development, documents an emerging trend among member states to divert aid budgets from sustainable development to domestic costs associated with hosting refugees and asylum seekers.