Opinion

Export finance must get in line with climate commitments

Philipp Censkowsky, Igor Shishlov, Axel Michaelowa
Opinion

Bitcoin’s huge energy waste

Jean-Paul Delahaye
Philosophy of living beings: Diving into the world of sperm whales
Interview

Philosophy of living beings: Diving into the world of sperm whales

What can we learn about human beings by exploring the ocean floor? François Sarano, an oceanographer and writer, firmly believes that the encounter with wildlife and non-human living beings is an experience that transforms our binary vision which separates “humans” from “animals”.

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Colombia caught in financial turmoil
Analysis

Colombia caught in financial turmoil

Colombia has just lost its investment grade status in the aftermath of the Covid crisis, indicating a loss of confidence from international markets. The likely consequence from such an event is a drop in growth rate and further financial constraints for the Colombian government. This is however...
Santiago Barbosa Naranjo, Sakir Devrim Yilmaz, Antoine Godin, Gustavo Hernández
In El Alto, water as a source of life… and of persistent gender inequalities
Analysis

In El Alto, water as a source of life… and of persistent gender inequalities

In this town near La Paz, Bolivia, the management of water in households reveals persistent gender inequalities. As Eva’s story shows, this is the case even when water is finally available from the faucet.
Sarah Botton, Patricia Urquieta , Ximena Escobar
Ten years on, Rinderpest eradication highlights the value of vaccines
Analysis

Ten years on, Rinderpest eradication highlights the value of vaccines

The global eradication of Rinderpest gives reason to be optimistic when it comes to fighting infectious animal diseases. While the recent Covid-19 pandemic has shown the devastating impact emerging infectious diseases can have, it is also a reminder of the critical role vaccines can play in...
Mariana Marrana
Lest we forget HIV
Press Review

Lest we forget HIV

La revue de presse du développement revient sur les temps forts du mois d’avril 2021.revu
ID4D editorial staff
Carbon market: what will the future border tax look like?
Opinion

Carbon market: what will the future border tax look like?

In 2005, the European Union introduced the emissions trading system, more commonly referred to as the “carbon market”. Fifteen years later, it is poised to introduce an adjustment mechanism: a carbon border tax. This is the last column in our series “Fifteen years of the carbon market: what’s the...
Christian de Perthuis
Climate and the White House: a leaders summit and then what?
Opinion

Climate and the White House: a leaders summit and then what?

After a period of promises, now has come the time for concrete commitments. At the Leaders Summit on Climate, held on April 22nd and organized by Joe Biden, the president has the opportunity to move past rhetoric and take action.
Christian de Perthuis
Carbon market: hands off my allowances!
Opinion

Carbon market: hands off my allowances!

In 2005, the European Union introduced the emissions trading system, more commonly referred to as the “carbon market”. Fifteen years later, how can we achieve a fair and effective redistribution of this rent between economic actors? This is the second edition in our series “Fifteen years of the...
Christian de Perthuis
Carbon market emissions cap: set the limit!
Opinion

Carbon market emissions cap: set the limit!

In 2005, the European Union introduced the emissions trading system, more commonly referred to as the “carbon market”. What has it done so far? This is the first edition in our series “Fifteen years of the carbon market: what’s the point?” 
Christian de Perthuis
Public health: we can end obstetric fistula in Africa
Opinion

Public health: we can end obstetric fistula in Africa

The persistence of obstetric fistula in Africa, a preventable disease, has given new regional impetus to alert, treat and reintegrate women who suffer from it.
Mabingué Ngom
“It’s the climate, stupid !”
Press Review

“It’s the climate, stupid !”

This month’s press review highlights striking news from the beginning of 2021.
ID4D editorial staff
Deterioration of Lake Victoria: the price of inaction
Opinion

Deterioration of Lake Victoria: the price of inaction

Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and the source of the White Nile. This crucial ecosystem for the region is being plagued with frequent fish kills, oxygen depletion of deep waters and poor water quality, which is characterized by blooms of harmful algae and aquatic weeds.
Ronald Semyalo
In Africa, using apps to expand access to healthcare
Shared Innovation

In Africa, using apps to expand access to healthcare

Mobile health apps are booming in Africa, which holds real hope for the continent in its quest for fairer and better quality healthcare.
Kyle G. Brown
The fight against tuberculosis pushed aside by Covid-19
Press Review

The fight against tuberculosis pushed aside by Covid-19

This February’s press review highlights striking news from the beginning of 2021.
ID4D editorial staff
COVID vaccines in Africa: whatever happened to solidarity?
Interview

COVID vaccines in Africa: whatever happened to solidarity?

Mamady Traoré, a vaccine and epidemic response coordinator at Médecins Sans Frontières, considers that nationalistic attitudes in the acquisition of vaccines have taken precedence over international solidarity in the fight against the pandemic.
Mamady Traore
How does our perception of animals affect ethics and human health?
Opinion

How does our perception of animals affect ethics and human health?

Our perceptions of other species are a result of biological and cultural constructs. If humans were to deepen their understanding of these attitudes, it would lead to better treatment of animals, while improving our health and the quality of our environment.
Marie Pelé, Cédric Sueur
Epidemics and the environment: how to put health crises behind us
Opinion

Epidemics and the environment: how to put health crises behind us

The number infectious disease outbreaks–linked to global changes–has continued to increase in recent decades. To break this cycle of epidemics, agricultural development must reconcile ecological, social and health resilience goals.
Serge Morand
How to scale up pilot health projects to reach an entire nation. The Solthis experience
Shared Innovation

How to scale up pilot health projects to reach an entire nation. The Solthis experience

How can an organization increase the impact of its innovative health interventions and make the transition to a nation-wide scale? Solthis is a non-profit organization operating in Africa and shares some insights gained from analysis of its projects.
Serge Breysse
Global Economy: “Push the reset button!”
Press Review

Global Economy: “Push the reset button!”

2020 was challenging on every front. COVID-19 left many more vulnerable than ever while other social and environmental issues are exacerbating, to the point that the World Economic Forum opening this week called for a “great reset”. Are we up to the task?
ID4D editorial staff
A $1 paper microscope is revolutionizing medicine and science in developing countries
Shared Innovation

A $1 paper microscope is revolutionizing medicine and science in developing countries

Invented in 2014 by two researchers in the United States, the easy-to-use Foldscope microscope only costs $1 and can be used to detect malaria.
Gabriel Siméon
Climate change: China sets ambitious goals amid contradictions
Opinion

Climate change: China sets ambitious goals amid contradictions

China has set very ambitious climate change targets. However, while the world’s largest coal consumer attempts to establish itself as a future leader in renewable energy, there are clear contradictions in its approach.
Pierre Tiessen
Human concern for the climate, an “old story”
Interview

Human concern for the climate, an “old story”

According to Fabien Locher, environmental historian and researcher at CNRS, the awareness of human activity affecting the climate is older than we imagine. He has just published a book co-authored with Jean-Baptiste Fressoz entitled Les Révoltes du ciel (Seuil, 2020).
Fabien Locher
Disability, a blind spot in sustainable development
Development news

Disability, a blind spot in sustainable development

According to the WHO, over one billion people are living with a disability worldwide, and half of them do not have access to health care services, further exacerbating the situation. In this article, the links between disability and poverty are explained in more detail.
ID4D editorial staff
Ecocide: “It’s not through criminal law that we can achieve reform”
Interview

Ecocide: “It’s not through criminal law that we can achieve reform”

The philosopher Catherine Larrère (Paris-I Panthéon-Sorbonne University) has helped make environmental ethics known in France. In this interview, she talks about the bases of the notion of ecocide and the struggle for the “rights of nature”.
International climate action: Progress can be accelerated!
Opinion

International climate action: Progress can be accelerated!

Thirty years on from IPCC’s first report and five years after the signing of the Paris Agreement, a strategy is being developed to get the world economy back on track, while ramping up the fight against the pandemic and global warming.
Christian de Perthuis

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