Civil society actors around the world are grappling with competition between values systems. Rising geopolitical tensions affect international civil society and its role in this shifting global order.
The mismatch between how the EU perceives its international role and how it is viewed abroad is glaring at times. Whereas the union sees itself as a champion of multilateralism and a generous donor, those in the Global South frequently criticize the EU as being hypocritical, self-serving, and post-colonial.
African countries, at least so far, have been spared serious consequences from the increasingly contentious U.S.-Chian technology duel. But Jane Munga, a technology policy expert in the Africa program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., worries that may soon change.
The agreement on a new loss and damage fund is one of the summit’s bright spots, but more needs to be done to deliver the trillions of dollars needed to finance the low-carbon transition.
Examining these actions through alternative perspectives could illuminate often-overlooked aspects of these communication blocks.
“We have to be very clear-eyed about what is feasible, politically and socially.”
This database contributes to increasing the visibility of African climate research organizations and thereby will help ensure that the priorities of African countries are represented in global climate debates.
Countries around the world are struggling to bridge the gap between citizens and political elites. Innovative practices outside the West, while far from ideal, should be considered in debates about democratic renewal in Europe.
A compilation of Africa-based research organizations working on climate-related technical and policy issues.