Climate change to catalyse security challenges

A Master’s graduate in International Law and Relations, Olivier Jacquemet blogs on Conflicts, Peace and Defence policies on his blog, www.echo-sierra.net. After several experiences, he is currently seeking employment. As past summits, Rio+20 illustrates the lack of political will to invest in sustainable development, despite the fact that failure to finance and set up new… Continue reading Climate change to catalyse security challenges

An awful situation in Pakistan

It seems that Pakistan is a victim of what I called global weirding earlier this month. Indeed, to the Financial Times the country is suffering from both massive floods and dramatic droughts. To many news sources up to 20 million people have been affected by the floods. To the local government quoted by the United… Continue reading An awful situation in Pakistan

A creative idea for the plastic in our oceans

I don’t know if this the most interesting or the craziest idea I came across this year : WHIM Architecture outlined a plan to create Recycled Island which would collect plastic in our oceans and use it to build an Hawaii-sized island. On top of cleaning our oceans from all this mess this project could… Continue reading A creative idea for the plastic in our oceans

Over a billion climate refugees in 2050 ?

According to two different sources – the UNHCR and the NGO Christian Aid – as much as a billion people may find themselves homeless or stateless by the middle of century. Stateless might be too strong a word, but with the situation of countries like Bengladesh and many islands threatened by rising sea levels, this… Continue reading Over a billion climate refugees in 2050 ?

Toward a new world war because of climate change?

This is the question asked by Le Figaro [Fr] as the United Nations released a report that should urge ALL world leaders to make climate change mitigation their top priority. According to the UN, many countries in Africa, Asia and Americas might be seriously threatened by wars as their environments deteriorate in many ways. But… Continue reading Toward a new world war because of climate change?