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.

Small urban farm with blue earthquake fissure superimposed.
Who will control food and farming by the end of the decade? 16 Oct 2020
Aerial photograph of tar sands fields in Canada
Bill Gates’ fossil fuel interests and funding for global climate engineering 14 Oct 2020
Pat Mooney talks global corporate power moves 6 May 2020
Stakeholders vs. Steak-eaters 12 Feb 2020
World Food Systems Summit is part of a three-pronged corporate food policy power grab 12 Feb 2020
Clear evidence of bias and conflicts of interest found by monitoring group 8 Jul 2019
The first page of the report
A review of the evidence for bias and conflict of interest in the IUCN report on synthetic biology and gene drive organisms 21 Jun 2019
Civil society reiterates call for a ban on geoengineering 14 Mar 2019
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