Carbon Trading – How it works and why it fails

Carbon trading lies at the centre of global climate policy and is projected to become one of the world’s largest commodities markets, yet it has a disastrous track record since its adoption as part of the Kyoto Protocol. Carbon Trading: how it works and why it fails outlines the limitations of an approach to tackling […]

Accessible Alternatives – Ethnic Communities’ Contribution to Social Development and Environmental Conservation in Burma

Through case studies from different parts of Burma, this report exposes the harsh impacts that are inflicted on the environment and the livelihoods of ethnic people by the current development path that Burma is taking. The report draws attention to the knowledge and practices of ethnic communities that ensure sustainable natural resource management. It highlights […]

Contours of Climate Justice – Ideas for Shaping New Climate and Energy Politics

The climate is changing in more ways than one. Not only has an increasing concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere been wreaking havoc in the global biosphere, but there has also been a significant shift in the way the issue of climate change is debated. From being a marginal ‘green’ issue, it is now […]

Postneoliberalism – A Beginning Debate

Issue no.51 of Development Dialogue explores the negative impacts of neoliberalism and its growing inability to deal with the upcoming contradictions and crises.

Post-Nargis Analysis – The Other Side of the Story

On 16 October the report “Post-Nargis Analysis: The Other Side of the Story” was released by a wide range of groups within the Burmese democracy movement. Based mainly on documentation by civil society organizations working on political, social, economic, and environmental issues in Burma, the Post-Nargis Analysis explores the obstructions to aid, corruption and human […]

The United Nations, Security and Peacekeeping in Africa – Lessons and Prospects

United Nations peacekeeping operations go back to Dag Hammarskjöld’s initiatives as the second Secretary-General. More recently, they have taken on hitherto unprecedented dimensions. By far the largest proportional engagement is currently to be found on the African continent. Of late, the African Union has initiated its own security architecture to complement the UN’s efforts and […]