London. July 13, 2015.(College of the Atlantic) Representatives of climate-impacted communities and social movements in the global South are collaborating with international faith, labour, development, and environment NGOs to issue a clear “litmus test” of success for this year’s UN climate summit. While simply delivering any agreement in Paris may

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, speaking at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan, yesterday emphasized the need to “embed Disaster Risk Reduction into the very DNA of our sustainable development framework.” “Sustainability starts in Sendai,” he said. “Disaster Risk Reduction can be a front