Despite all its promises, Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents risks to human rights online and offline, and growing ethical challenges. To benefit humanity, significant measures are needed, combining positive encouragements and stricter rules. The AI...
The Links Between Colonialism, Covid and the Climate Crisis
Includes the expertise and insights of Tammam Aloudat, Co-Director of the Executive Certificate on the New Diplomacy of Global Health, the Graduate Institute Geneva. Decolonisation – it’s a word we’ve been hearing quite a lot over the last couple of years. From France...
Policies for the Future of Aviation
The civil aviation industry, with its numerous airlines that transport passengers around the globe, has seen decades of significant growth and has therefore also become an important contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). While many institutions,...
Le rôle grandissant des big tech dans la gouvernance environnementale
La version originale de cet article a été publiée dans The Conversation le 6 mai 2021. En juillet 2020, Google et le Groupe sur l’observation de la Terre (GEO) ont annoncé le financement de 32 projets dans 22 pays pour relever les défis environnementaux et, en...
Why Sustainable Consumption Is So Darn Difficult
A little excursion into motivation, inertia, feel-good solutions and the need to finally get educated on what we put into our mouths. Introduction Greetings fellow Graduate Institute Community and friends from across the globe. I hope that this short article finds you...
La basura y los desechos sólidos en América Latina
Una oportunidad para la generación de empleo Nunca antes en la historia de la humanidad las sociedades generaron tantos desechos y tanta basura como en nuestra generación. Nos convertimos en la sociedad que descarta, desecha, contamina y que muy poco le importan...
Just Transition to a Green Economy: Lessons of COVID-19
The Covid-19 pandemic has animated discussions about our future economic development model highlighting current shortcomings and the adverse impacts on people, especially vulnerable groups. In so doing, the pandemic has reinforced the importance of a just transition...
New Zealand’s Approach to Climate Change Policy
I had the good fortune of arriving in New Zealand just as the election season was gathering pace. The formation of a new government in October 2017 led by Labour’s Jacinda Ardern in coalition with New Zealand First and with the support of the Greens ushered in an era...
A Just Transition to a Canadian Green Economy
Jeremy Rifkin, an American economic and social theorist, shared a compelling vision of the future in the green digital economy at the University of Toronto on November 19th. He is the main architect of Smart Europe, the European Union’s long-term economic vision and...
Climate Change Emergency: The Required Shift to Renewable Energy and Improvement of Energy Efficiency
Climate change is a serious concern, its impacts are having consequences on people’s lives and disrupting economies. However, the affordable, scalable solutions to leapfrog to cleaner and more resilient economies are available now. Accelerating the shift to renewable...
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