‘The future we want’ – The Escazú Agreement and environmental democracy in Latin America

More than eight years after the Rio Conference on Sustainable Development, the first legally binding agreement emerging from it will enter into force in April: the Escazú Agreement. It is praised as a unique treaty breathing new life into the fight for environmental democracy and justice in Latin America and

“Have arsonists been allowed to join the fire brigade?”

Disclaimer: Views expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of UPF Lund and The Perspective. How the latest additions to the UN human rights council have confused and exasperated many. On October 13, 2020, the UN General Assembly underwent their yearly secret-ballot election to vote in new member

Development of Whom? China’s Development Project of Sri Lanka’s Hambantota Port

In December 2017, the government of Sri Lanka officially handed over the Port of Hambantota to China Merchants Port Holdings Co Ltd., one of China’s state-owned enterprises, following the contract agreed and signed in July that year. This 99-year lease was a result of a massive amount of debt that

▶︎ Talking Greenish: Episode 3 – Corporate Lobbying

[smart_track_player url=”https://radioaf.se/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Pod-4-with-Intro.mp3″ title=”Talking Greenish: Episode 3 – Corporate Lobbying” ] Listen to it on iTunes (UPF Lund) Talking Greenish: The podcast dealing with all things climate policy. For this episode we delve deeper into the intriguing world of corporate lobbying mainly in the US and the EU, discussing the reach of it,

Off-The-Books Diplomacy: Italy And Libya – Beyond Official Agreements

A photo of the Libyan Coast, with a view to the Mediterranean Sea / Wikimedia Commons It is often said that, in politics, there is no room for morality. Indeed, sometimes a State accepts a certain degree of external injustice in order to cope with internal problems. That is, unfortunately,

A Governments Guide to Revoking Autonomy: The Curious Case of Kashmir

Source: Kashmir Global In the days leading up to August 5th the inhabitants of Indian-administered Kashmir would experience a series of foreboding events. The telephone networks and internet access were cut off, public gatherings were banned, tens of thousands of troops were sent in, tourist were instructed to leave Kashmir