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Environment

Nature

“We Need a New Planetary Civil Society!”

The problem lies not in food production, but in access to food. We are letting them starve - but we are not the perpetrators says Jean Ziegler.

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Introduction: Biodiversity

Why the topic of biodiversity matters

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Living Soil – the Basis for Life

The exhibition “Soil. Sustains Life.” shows how humans depend on soil, a non-renewable resource, and why we have to manage it sustainably.

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Standing with God to End Oppression

Liberation theologians use Christianity as weapon in the fight for the poor. And in a way, even the pope is on their side.

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Preserving Our Land

Seed banks are a vital insurance for smallholders’ livelihood. A journey to Santiago Yaitepec shows the need and benefits of local, agricultural self-aid.

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Dams - Development Or Delusion?

Dams are exceptional as a symbol of the changing development policy paradigms of recent decades.

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Overfished

Why we need a radical shift towards sustainable fishing.

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Climate Change - a Security Issue?

Is Climate Change a security issue?

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Resources

“A Friendly Tsunami”

Michael Braungart talks about the reverse character of sustainability and the actual potential of the human footprint. An interview with the founder of C2C.

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From Kitchen Scrap to Healthy Food

From Kitchen Scrap to Healthy Food Farms” – the story of Maa-Bara.

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Dandelion Rubber

Establishing sustainable alternative soures are likely to prevent future production shortfalls.

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Black Gold?

While the discovery of oil means revenues for governments, local residents are displaced and often left in despair. The story of Sabina, an Ugandan widow.

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Africa Has the Best Forestry Laws: "An Inspiration for the Entire World"

How laws can save the forests

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The Future’s Architects

Kibera, once named one of Africa’s worst slums, has watched officials repeatedly fail to respond effectively to its growth. Until now.

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Water Stress

There’s no food production without water. But water is becoming scarce.

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A Global Thirst

How water is driving foreign investment in farmland.

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Nutrition

Editorial

Almost one third of the global population suffer from hunger and malnutrition – we must not accept that.

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Interview on Fair Trade / GEPA

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Food and Development Go Hand in Hand

Welthungerhilfe’s president Bärbel Dieckmann on her vision of a world without hunger and insecurity.

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Caught Between Hunger And Obesity

In spite of progress in the field of undernourishment, a new trend in malnutrition is on the rise globally: obesity.

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Food Injustice on Our Plates

Two root causes of the global food crisis are the corporate domination of the food supply and the systemic destruction of local food systems. We need a fundamental change.

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Up-Cycling Our Food

Initiatives around the world demonstrate in innovative and creative

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Hipster’s Hype, Smallholder’s Reality

Due to rising demand, quinoa production and prices skyrocketed in the last few years.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly?

The expansion of big retailers in developing countries poses a challenge for food security.

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Disaster

Disaster Reporting

Disaster: reporters could do far more than merely assume the role of observers.

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The Resilience Revolution

Terrorism, earthquakes, violence – global cities face various threads. 100 Resilient Cities helps them to be prepared.

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Help Is Coming via Twitter

Ushahidi is made up of digital maps on which (crisis-) events can be posted

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Disrupt Climate Change

The movie “Disruption” was part of the mobilization for the People’s Climate March in September 2014. It leaves no doubt: Climate change is a social issue.

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New New Orleans

After Katrina New Orleans’ residents discussed: Do we want to reconstruct or reinvent our city? Award-winning journalist Jed Horne looks at New New Orleans.

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Crisis Management: Understanding the Real Impact of ICTs

About Understanding the Real Impact of ICTs, Social Media and Crisis Mapping

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Calling Freedom

Humans in remote areas or sensitive situations often find themselves detached from the flow of information – Freedom Fone is a software to tackle this.

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Policy

Is China Going Green?

It is hard to refer to China’s civil society as particularly developed. Yet the government is increasingly allying itself with the environmental movement.

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The Future’s Architects

Kibera, once named one of Africa’s worst slums, has watched officials repeatedly fail to respond effectively to its growth. Until now.

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Intellectual Property Rights Management

The National Biodiversity Institute and the Bioprospecting Unit - General information in INBio

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Fancy Schemes for a Dirty Business

Delhi struggles with unsustainable practices as air, water and land are under assault.

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The Resilience Revolution

Terrorism, earthquakes, violence – global cities face various threads. 100 Resilient Cities helps them to be prepared.

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Water – A Resource of Conflict and Source of Cooperation

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Water Security - Enhancing Collaborative Competencies

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A Global Thirst

How water is driving foreign investment in farmland.

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