Climate and biodiversity

To protect life on earth, we must cooperate

The world conferences of Sharm el-Sheikh and Montréal have shown once again that global crises require multilateral solutions

Global governance

How to improve the G20 Common Framework for Debt Treatment

For all countries to become able to rise to the challenges of the current polycrisis, debt-restructuring is needed

Our view

UN climate summit in Egypt did not deliver on mitigation

In spite of land mark decision on loss and damage, COP27 was a disappointment


Debt situation is escalating in many developing countries

Multilateral action is needed to get a grip on debt problems in low-income countries

Rules of governance

Demise of Brazil’s democracy would speed up climate crisis

If President Bolsonaro stays in office, he will further undermine Brazil’s institutions of democratic governance

Food security

“Smallholder farms must benefit from innovations”

Research must pay more attention to family farms, says Hildegard Lingnau of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation

International finance institutions

Two multilateral banks based in China

What the NDB and AIIB have in common – and how they differ

International relations

A brief history of the BRICS

Why Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa as a group are no real counterweight to the US-led G7


Dramatically diverging Covid numbers

The dispute between the Indian government and the WHO regarding the Coronavirus death toll


Marketing digital microinsurance

Increased use of mobile phones and mobile payment systems opens up unexpected possibilities for insuring disadvantaged people

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Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals will require good governance – from the local to the global level.


The UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to transform economies in an environmentally sound manner, leaving no one behind.