BIC is excited to share with you the very first edition of the REDD Alert. The REDD Alert is a resource for civil society engaged in the global REDD+ process, with a special focus on the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility. The alert brings you the latest information available on the FCPF process, other REDD initiatives such as UN-REDD and the Forest Investment Program, and other related news from around the world.
World leaders gathering in New York for the 2010 High-level Plenary Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals will proudly unveil pledges and commitments to accelerating the achievement of the goals by 20151 . In this midst is frenzy over how to rescue the poor performance in reducing maternal mortality particularly in low and middle income countries of the economic South where 98% of maternal deaths occur. But will the show of sincerity assuage the grief over the losses and the shortfalls?
FRIDAY FILE: Due to the financial and economic crisis, renewed attention has been placed on Financial Transaction Taxes (FTTs), which have been lauded by proponents for both their revenue generating potential and regulatory effects. The crisis – which has disproportionately impacted women – has reversed many development gains of the last 10 years. Official Development Assistance (ODA) is decreasing and will not be enough to finance the Internationally Agreed Development Goals (IADGs), let alone the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. There is clearly a need for other sources of financing for development – and, in this context, FTTs can raise much needed funding for development.
20 COUNTRIES ALONE CANNOT DEFINE THE DESTINY OF THE ENTIRE WORLD
FOR SYSTEM CHANGE AND AN END TO BUSINESS AS USUAL, LET'S BUILD ANOTHER WORLD!
THE PEOPLE WILL NOT CONTINUE TO PAY FOR THE CRISIS.
Join the People's Week of Collective Actions in Seoul, November 6 to 12, 2010
The peoples and the planet should not pay the costs of the international financial crisis. That is the main slogan of the social organizations that will participate in a series of global actions against the foreign debt and International Financial Institutions (IFI), to be held on October 7 and 17.
Los pueblos y el planeta no deben pagar los costos de la crisis financiera internacional. Esa es la principal consigna de las organizaciones sociales que participarán en una serie de acciones globales contra la deuda externa y las Instituciones Financieras Internacionales (IFI), que se desarrollarán entre el 7 y el 17 de octubre.