The unexpected, world-saving effects of the Montreal Protocol
A new study finds the 1987 Montreal Protocol, which was negotiated to stop ozone-depleting emissions, also prevented significant climate change.Why it matters: Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan called the Montreal Protocol "perhaps the single most effective international agreement," and its success in both reversing ozone depletion and slowing warming shows why.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeWhat's happening: In a study punews.yahoo.com
Efforts to end Myanmar's ethnic conflicts shaken by coup
The future of the Myanmars already-fragile peace process between the military, ethnic armed groups and militias is in question as the military regains control of the country after the Feb. 1, 2021 coup. Over 20 ethnic groups have been fighting the military over control of predominantly ethnic-minority borderland areas, including Shan, Kachin, Karen and Rakhine states. Experts fear the country's already fragile peace process could break down as a result of the coup. AdBut the military's takeover could drastically shift chances for the peace process. Several armed groups have condemned the coup.
Alleged Darfur militia leader appears before ICC judge
Sudanese militia leader Ali Kushayb, who is charged with 50 crimes against humanity and war crimes related to the conflict in Darfur, has been arrested more than 13 years after a warrant was issued for him, authorities said Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Kushayb was flown to the court last week, more than 13 years after judges issued an international arrest warrant for him. He earlier surrendered to authorities in a remote corner of northern Central African Republic, near the countrys border with Sudan. According to the ICCs arrest warrant, Kushayb is accused of commanding thousands of Janjaweed militia back in 2003-2004 and acting as a go-between for the militia and Sudanese government. A court official read out all the charges during the hearing that lasted just over an hour and Judge Aitala read Kushayb his rights.