State elections in Bavaria mark a shift in the party countryside in Germany. Civil society sees environmental issues to be addressed by political actors and respective policies as an important cause of action now and in the future.
Increasingly, donors and creditors are joining together to mobilize "billions" in public money in order to leverage "trillions" in private investment in development. This month at the G20 meeting in Indonesia, bold system-wide reforms in global financial governance are being approved; some are already being implemented. Nancy Alexander and Rick Rowden describe these system-wide reforms and conclude that, on the current course, the reforms could undermine the public interest in sustainable development and climate goals. It is crucial to ensure that proposed reforms respect democratic practices and promote sustainability.
Created in response to the white supremacist attacks in Charlottesville on August 11th and 12th, 2017, this ongoing project challenges UVA students to work with visiting fellows and UVA faculty to consider how societies teach and memorialize the past.
The Investment Plan for Europe, the Program for Infrastructure Development in Africa, and the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative all seek to promote infrastructure investment - but involve significant risks regarding environmental sustainability, social impacts, and unfavorable technological lock-ins for the next decades.