International Governance

As global crises of food, finance and the environment converge and powerful new technologies accelerate far-reaching social and ecological change, the need has never been stronger for coordinated and equitable global decison-making. Unfortunately, at the same moment, multilateral institutions, such as agencies of the United Nations, are experiencing a crisis of legitimacy as power moves to the international financial institutions and the corporations that structure the global economy. ETC Group has been active in various UN and other international and regional fora for the past thirty years, pushing for greater involvement of farmers, civil society and social movements in decisions that affect them, proposing new treaties and governance frameworks and warning against the corporate takeover of our international institutions.

News and Reports about International Governance

Landmark Convention on Biological Diversity decision calls on governments to conduct strict risk assessments and seek indigenous and local peoples’ consent ahead of potential release of ‘exterminator’ technology. 29 Nov 2018
Is the Industrial Food Chain Unravelling... or Rewinding? 15 Oct 2018
Demand by 110 civil society organizations and popular movements 4 Oct 2018
Regulatory change would spread modified genetic traits to wild organisms 22 Feb 2018
The Case Against Climate Geoengineering 30 Nov 2017
Interactive map from ETC Group and Heinrich Boell Foundation shows growth of climate control efforts 9 Nov 2017
Climate change, smoke and mirrors 10 May 2017
108 organizations urged IPCC to review flagrant conflict of interest of allowing two oil company employees to co-author a crucial report on global warming 3 May 2017
UN Convention on Biological Diversity reaffirms its moratorium on climate-related geoengineering 16 Dec 2016