Can the Pope Sway Climate Diplomacy?

The Holy See is no stranger to politics, weighing in on issues of abortion, the death penalty, and human rights among many others. This week, at a meeting of religious leaders and dignitaries, Pope Francis took...

Meet a 2015-er: Arelys Bellorini

"We're hoping the Declaration includes a vision of the child as it was included in the Millennium  Goals declaration, in the Rio+20 declaration, and in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. We're not actua...

Meet a 2015-er: Richard Fuller

"I think if you add up the number of deaths from air pollution, contaminated sites, and sanitation - these are the three main types of pollution - the total number is 8.9 million...a year. That means one in eve...
Jenny Springer

Meet a 2015-er: Jenny Springer

"These 1.5 billion people are left behind if these issues are not taken into account." --  Jenny Springer, Director of Global Programs for the Rights and Resources Initiative.  This is the fourth inst...
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A Key Climate Change Deadline Passes

March 31 marked a key deadline in the global race to find a binding international agreement to confront climate change and its deleterious effects.  Every country in the world was expected to submit their own n...

Meet a 2015er: Nicole Cardinal

"An analogy we often use when talking to member states is if we were designing a life boat and you don't think of children, you may only equip the boat with adult-sized life jackets. So children have all the sa...

Meet a 2015-er: Emilia Saiz

"We have in our membership mayors of over 200 cities which are each bigger than nearly 60 member states!" -- Emilia Saiz  This is the third installment of our "Meet A 2015-er" series that profiles the...