Etiqueta: Opeds de Robert Muggah

What’s at stake in the U.S.-China rivalry? The very future of the internet

The U.S.-China dispute just took a dangerous turn. Late last week, the U.S. government issued three separate measures – two executive orders imposing sanctions on social-media networks WeChat and TikTok, and another to set up a “clean network” program – that, come mid-September, would prohibit any U.S. citizen or company from conducting business with those apps’ Chinese parent companies, Tencent and ByteDance respectively.

How maps can guide us to a better future

As explained in my new book with Ian Goldin – Terra Incognita: 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years – maps can help make sense of the world around us.

Calls for Police Reform Are Getting Louder – Here Is How to Do It

Horrifying videos of police officers suffocating and shooting Black people in the United States have generated outrage around the world. The killings also triggered demonstrations in thousands of cities and towns in the United States and across the globe, temporarily displacing the COVID-19 pandemic from headlines

Multilateral Medicine

Published in Project Syndicate By Robert Muggah This year’s annual IMF/World Bank spring meetings may be taking place virtually, but the challenges facing the world’s finance ministers and central-bank governors are frighteningly real. In particular, will multilateral efforts succeed in preventing the coronavirus from causing

É urgente a união da sociedade pelos defensores da Amazônia

A Amazônia brasileira é há anos território perigoso para ativistas ambientais e jornalistas investigativos. Em vista da falta de ação do governo atual frente à violência crescente, expressa em levantamentos, é urgente a atuação da sociedade civil organizada.

Brazil’s Data Protection Paradox

After years of procrastination, Brazil has finally adopted comprehensive data protection legislation. In mid-2018, the government approved Law 13.709, known by its Portuguese acronym, LGPD.

New Data Points to Staggering Violence in the Amazon

They came looking for gold. Earlier this year, several dozen unauthorized prospectors, or garimpeiros as they are known in Portuguese, invaded a 1.4 million acre indigenous reserve in Brazil’s remote northern state of Amapá.

Tell us where it hurts: Collective action to fight violence

Violence has always been one of humanity’s most serious global challenges. Hundreds of millions of men, women, and children have been killed or maimed by armed conflict, crime, extremism, and sexual and gender-based violence. Not only does violence exact a massive social and economic toll, it depreciates human capital and undermines important civic and social institutions.

Why the cities of the future are ‘cellular’

We are facing a climate emergency. More than 11,000 of the world’s scientists and successive reports issued by the International Governmental Panel on Climate Change say the evidence of human-induced global warming is irrefutable.

Grandes capitais brasileiras estão ameaçadas pelo aquecimento global

Quer os políticos do Brasil acreditem ou não, o aquecimento global é um fato. Existe um perigo de que, enquanto os dados climáticos são questionados, as populações brasileiras sejam deixadas despreparadas para atenuar e se adaptar aos efeitos catastróficos que já estão em andamento.

Preserving Brazil’s Sovereignty Means Taking Responsibility for the Amazon

The world is waking-up to the climate emergency. But our prolonged slumber is going to cost us dearly. The latest scientific findings indicate that our planet is approaching multiple “tipping points” that could cause irreversible and catastrophic changes in temperature, ecosystems and biodiversity.

Cities are easy prey for cybercriminals. Here’s how they can fight back

Make no mistake: the world is in the early stages of a techno-war against city governments and urban infrastructure. And while some cities have bolstered their capabilities to patch their vulnerabilities, they are entirely unprepared for the scale of cyberthreats that are coming.

Amazônia e soberania nacional

O mundo está acordando para a emergência climática. A crise das queimadas na Amazônia está trazendo à volta um debate antigo sobre o que significa a soberania nacional. E essa discussão deixa transparecer novas tensões que vão bem além da esfera doméstica.

O que explica a redução de homicídios no Brasil?

O Brasil é a capital mundial de assassinatos. Nenhum país sequer chega perto. Por essa razão, foi extensamente noticiado quando o Ministro da Justiça anunciou que as taxas de homicídios caíram mais de 20% em 2019 em comparação com o mesmo período do ano passado.

Cities could be our best weapon in the fight against climate change

Cities are stepping-up to confront many of the world’s biggest existential challenges – especially climate change. One reason is that cities have always been where the future happens first; spaces that cultivate creativity, resourcefulness and innovation.

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