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14 September 2005
The 2005 UN Summit in New York starts today, and openDemocracy is co-editing a daily newsletter together with the Stakeholder Forum. It's called Outreach. The first issue will be circulated to UN delegates and press tomorrow. I was inside the UN building today for the first time. Even the security guards (and there are many) were multinational. This afternoon was quiet, but so far the talk of the town is UN reform, the stale document that has been drafted for the Summit, and what George Bush will say later today. The streets surrounding the UN are full of secret security types in dark suits and NYC police. And if you walk far enough from the UN you might meet the occasional protester too. But overall, I'd say New York is underwhelmed. Here are a couple of blogs it's worth keeping an eye on throughout the Summit. * :::the:::mdgs::: * 2005 ODI Blog * UN Dispatch * World Changing

Is COP26 humanity’s make-or-break moment on climate breakdown?

This year’s COP26 meeting in Glasgow has been hailed as the most significant climate event since the 2015 Paris Agreement. But what action must world leaders take to put the planet on a sustainable path? And what does this mean for the future of global capitalism?

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