The Power of Participative Preparation – Investigating the Effect on International Organizations’ Policy Ambition and Comprehensiveness in Biodiversity Governance

by Lara Breitmoser Provenance of the research: 1. Abstract/Summary: The international community has so far failed to halt the loss of biodiversity including falling short of all Aichi targets the UN had set for 2020. Drawing the lessons from the previous defeat, the parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity decided to change to a...

Youth Living in Auckland: Climate Change Mitigation Efforts and the Factors Affecting their Actions

Youth in Auckland display concern towards climate change and are inclined to reduce their carbon footprint by taking action. However, government and corporate actions are more valuable and impactful in their view. Although the youth are aware of their actions and wish to take more proactive actions towards reducing their emissions, they do not always practically do so. This value-action gap seen above is a resultant of various barriers youth face, interestingly particular to their age group. These include their shared living conditions/spaces, financial barriers, external casualties and convenience.