New Blog Post: On the Challenges and Opportunities to Curb Global Pollution

challopportGlobal pollution has become one of the leading causes of death worldwide, responsible for health complications and diseases that kill 1 out of every 6 people globally. In some countries, air pollution alone is already responsible for 25% of yearly deaths.

Co-founder Miguelángel Verde Garrido explains, in this blog post, that the the health and environmental implications of air, water, light, and noise pollution as well as those of electronic waste global politics are challenges that global politics must consider to effectively curb this somber and grave threat, However, data collection and public awareness, developments in technology, and national and international politics, provide opportunities to confront and overcome the world’s greatest silent killer.

The blog post, entitled ‘Confronting the World’s Greatest Silent Killer: Challenges and Opportunities to Curb Global Pollution’, is available here.

(Photo credits: Flickr | CIFOR; and, Flickr | UN Women)

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Blog Post Series: Human Rights and Global Politics

frankieleon - flickrThe Berlin Forum on Global Politics welcomes a new contributor to our blog, Adam S. Wilkins, as we launch a blog post series related to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and a global political initiative to reaffirm support for the Declaration and the observance of human rights.

Adam starts the blog post series explaining the historical background of the UDHR, the nature of its political context, and the politics of its ratification, and poses questions about where the Declaration stands today. The blog post, entitled ‘The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: The Historical Background and the Challenge Today’, is available here.

For more information on the global political initiative, which will be explained in detail in another blog post, please visit the website of the RECLAIM! Universal Human Rights Initiative.

(Photo credit: frankieleon| Flickr)

New Blog Post: “All your Internet are Belong to Us”

283894146_df1150c0d8_oWe continue our blog post series on sovereignty and global politics with co-founder Miguelángel Verde Garrido‘s analysis of sovereignty in relation to information and communications technology, which argues that proposals for technological and information sovereignty would do little to defend from, for example, mass surveillance, and concludes further efforts to establish global governance would better serve to confront nation states’ challenges regarding the Internet.

The blog post, entitled ‘“All your Internet are Belong to Us”: On Nation States’ Claims of Sovereignty over ICT Architecture and Contents’, is available here.

(Photo credit: Imamon | Flickr)