Global Renewable Energy Boost Not Moving Fast Enough

by Maria Wirth As the private sector pushes cost reduction and storage technology, renewable energy sources are increasingly competitive and clean electricity market prices are striking record lows. Particularly developing economies are rapidly expanding their capacities, largely driven by solar and wind. But when compared to fossil fuel installations, impressions quickly darken. The Green Energy…

ODD : Utopie Ou Réalité En Puissance ?

by Fatou Ndour 15 ans après la formulation des Objectifs du Millénaire pour le Développement (OMD), la communauté internationale, réunie depuis le 19 janvier dernier autour de négociations intergouvernementales, va élaborer un nouvel agenda pour le développement. L’objectif du prochain sommet de septembre 2015 est d’adopter les nouveaux Objectifs de Développement Durable (ODD), un programme…

Social Entrepreneurship – Making a Living by Making a Difference?

by Angelika Lauber Fifteen years ago, the Millennium Development Goals were defined. Today, in 2015, it seems that the world is as far away from eradicating extreme poverty, achieving universal primary education or instituting global gender equality as ever. NGOs, government institutions, development banks and charity funds have all failed to produce inclusive growth and…

The Review

by Valentina Milanese Depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in a movie is nowadays considered an act of war against the country, as the regime in Pyongyang apparently does not kid around or like jokes. Sony Entertainment, the producer of the movie The Interview, learned this the hard way, as the comedy…

The United States and Foreign Intervention: Responsibility or Moral Hazard?

by Carmyn Chapman and Matthew Short The world order has shifted, yet again. Renewed turbulence in the Middle East provoked by the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the current crisis in Ukraine have generated serious dilemmas in the international system, while simultaneously demanding principled and pragmatic policy positions. Numerous…