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China’s road to carbon neutrality by 2060 will be long and bumpy

Last month at the UN general assembly, President Xi Jinping surprised the world by announcing China’s commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. His unexpectedly forthright speech received mixed responses and raised many unanswered questions about what carbon neutrality means and how...

20 October 2020

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On Pakistan’s re-election to the UN Human Rights Council

Last week, Pakistan was re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), the main UN body tasked with the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe, for another three-year term. The Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development (CREID) calls upon Pakistan to take...

20 October 2020

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Universal justice: a provocation

We (Tessa and Robert) are working on a book of forewords Robert has written for other books.  We think collecting the writing together In this way will draw attention to their importance and be valuable to others.  We were brainstorming about the final section which is still to be...

19 October 2020

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The World Food Programme – its past, present and future

The award of the Nobel Peace prize to the World Food Programme (WFP) is a remarkable achievement for an organisation now 57 years old and active in many of the world’s most troublesome hotspots. IDS can take some pride in the contributions it has made over many years to the evolution of WFP...

9 October 2020