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IBON International Update #5 from Doha COP18
Reportage from UNFCCC COP18 in Doha

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is seen to be the subject of yet more intense debates at the UNFCCC's COP-18 climate change talks in Doha. Read more...

IBON International Update #6 from Doha COP18
Reportage from UNFCCC COP18 in Doha

As the first week of UNFCCC COP18 in Doha, Qatar draws to a close, fault lines between developed and developing countries are becoming clearer.   Read more...

CSOs, social movements unite for sustainable dev't goals
Groups from global South vow to campaign for people's goals

Civil society organizations and social movements from the global South have banded together and pledged to Campaign for People's Goals for Sustainable Development. The CPGSD common statement urged governments to abandon the current development model that grants rights and liberties to capital over the rights and freedoms of people and the protection of the environment, and vowed to fight for a new development framework that is founded on the principles of human rights, equality, self-determination, and social, gender and ecological justice. Read more...

WORLD BANK: Sluggish and jobless growth overshadows Tokyo summit
IBON International Updates #06

Growing joblessness, financial instability and sluggish growth of the global economy threw long shadows over this year’s annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WB) in Tokyo, Japan. The summit kicked off the official meetings yesterday with a plenary graced by the Crown Prince of Japan. Jennifer del Rosario-Malonzo reports from Tokyo.   Read more...

BOOK LAUNCH: Sowing Seeds of Change and Hope
Farmers confronting the food and climate crises

The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN), in partnership with Andra Pradesh Vyavasaya Vruthidarula Union (APVVU) and Asian Peasant Coalition (APC), will launch the book Sowing Seeds of Change and Hope: Farmers Confronting the Food and Climate Crises on October 15, 2012, 3-4 pm at the People's Sovereignty: Land and Biodiversity at the Jeevan Jyothi, Hyderabad, India. Read more...

ADB claims Asia’s 'Green Urbanization' is good, but urban poverty shows otherwise
Water for the People Network

  Last August, ADB released its 2012 Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific with a special chapter on Green Urbanization. In this report, ADB exalts Asia-Pacific’s fast-paced urbanization as compared to other world regions. The report says that, in less than a century, 51% of the region has already been urbanized. This commentary, first posted on the Water for the People Network (W4PN) website, shows that the ADB's celebratory tone about urban progress does not, so to speak, hold water.   Read more...

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