Reducing Emissions Through Forest Preservation with REDD

This video deals with the crucial role that forests play to reduce emissions and manage climage change. Specifically the video offers a simplified understanding of REDD which is an abbreviation for “Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries.” This video explains the workings of REDD, the key mechanism to reduce forest loss [...]

Video: Carbon Credits Explained

` This video offers a simplified explanation of carbon credits and carbon finance. First it reviews greenhouse gases or GHGs, then it uses the example of a coal plant in the developing world to demonstrate how credits are earned and traded. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share on Linkedin [...]

Russia blocks resolution on Syria in Security Council

Russia has blocked a joint Western-Gulf Arab draft UN Security Council resolution on Friday, supporting the Arab League plan of last weekend, which demanded that President Bashar al-Assad hand over powers to a deputy so that new elections can be held. The draft, which was presented by Morocco had been drawn up by Britain, France [...]

Unsafe Abortions on the Rise

The right to life is unquestionably one of the biggest human rights debates in the United States. Some argue there is never an acceptable reason for the termination of a pregnancy, others will allow it in the case of a medical emergency or to save the life of the mother, some are for the use [...]

Generational Poverty among Black Lower Classes in Suriname: Unraveled or Begging for More Questions?

This is the Third post in a Series on Poverty of Blacks in Suriname and the rest of The Caribbean; This post deals with Gender and Black Leadership, and the notion that progress of Blacks is typically impeded by Colonialism, Imperalist Forces and Capitalism. The case of Suriname offers a more nuanced view, demonstrating the [...]

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