Rarely do international leader figures acknowledge the fact that capitalism with its extractive industrial model is responsible for causing the crisis of climate change, poverty and inequality. The Pope's encyclical on climate change didn't miss a change to make this this quite clear.
The United Nation's agenda to end poverty misses out on dealing with the systems that have created poverty. Tessa Khan from APWLD pointed out this problem in her speech at the UN's Financing for Development hearings.
The main goal of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is not just to further reduce extreme poverty, but to eradicate it entirely. This is a welcome move, but it also raises some tough questions. Is poverty eradication actually possible under our current economic system? Or will it require a...
This week, the World Bank is convening its 16th annual "Conference on Land and Poverty," which brings together corporations, governments and civil society groups to ostensibly discuss how to "improve land governance."