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by Bill Hemmings, aviation manager at Transport & Environment As the crowds admire all the new aircraft and high-tech displays at Paris Bourget this week, it’s important to remember that the aviation sector faces a serious and growing challenge if it is to adequately rise to the climate change challenge. International aviation emissions have grown 90… » read more

The Vatican is to sign a treaty formally recognizing an entity called ‘the State of Palestine’. It is a big mistake. It is likely to lead to war, disputes and further injustice. Is the pope ignorant or has he lost his balance? He called PLO leader and Holocaust-denier Mahmoud Abbas  ‘an angel of peace’ and … » read more

Boulevard to Geneva 2

Written by Saurav Raj Pant (member of IPWG) The utmost anticipated high level diplomatic talks in Geneva whose foremost objective is to end war in Syria have to deal with several incongruities. The Russian and the US officials deviate on the structure of the proposed conference basically on who will be going to represent the… » read more

There will always be anti-war protesters. Yet, as long as objectives are clear and backed by UN, masses will buy in. And that is precisely the issue with this new war. During weeks, the international community was slow to move on a common position. Suddenly, all wrapped up in hours, from resolution to first strikes.… » read more

UN Generalsekretär Ban Ki-moon sprach heute vor dem Europaparlament in Straßburg und stellte seine Rede unter das Motto der Solidarität. Er äußerte seinen Unmut über die Polarisierung in Europa und die Integrationsdebatte sehr deutlich. Er forderte die Abgeordneten auf, die Garanten für ein solidarisches und freies Europa zu sein. „Der dunkelste Moment in der europäischen… » read more

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