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Posts published in January 2010

The International Year of Biodiversity: intensifying sustainability efforts

In an effort to reduce biodiversity loss, the United Nations has named 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which is hosted by the UN Environment Program (UNEP), advances that heightened efforts this year can greatly contribute to sustaining biodiversity: “Human…

Future of Australia’s mandatory detention policy remains in question

Throughout the latter half of 2009, the Australian Labor Party introduced several Senate bills to reform the Australian immigration system, particularly policies regarding refugees and asylum seekers, which have revived political debate on the future of Australia’s detention system. The current system has been characterized by…

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