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Environment

Nature

As Our Actions Transform Nature, We Begin to Transform Our Actions

Impacts we’ve made on the Earth are beginning to affect us.

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“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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Ecosystem Stewardship - Key to Avoiding Conflict Over Resource Scarcity

The crux of resources scarcity

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Climate Change - a Security Issue?

Is Climate Change a security issue?

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A Traditional Shareconomy

Indigenous communities in the Andes traditionally manage commons such as water. Their potential is still not exhausted.

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Introduction: Biodiversity

Why the topic of biodiversity matters

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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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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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Resources

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

How laws can save the forests

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Much Upgrading, Little Effect?

More than half of Nairobi lives in slums where they face stalled projects and poor service. But improvements could be made.

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Only What is Known Can Be Governed

How responsible land governance can save people from losing their land.

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CuveWaters: Water and Sanitation for Arid Northern Namibia

How to provide water and sanitation even in extremely dry regions.

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Overfished

Why we need a radical shift towards sustainable fishing.

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Dandelion Rubber

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

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Water Stress

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

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Book Review: Expulsions

In her latest book “Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy”, Saskia Sassen presents a serious critique of economic restructuring.

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Nutrition

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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Baladini – Slow Food for Everyone

Baladini was founded in 2014 to train Egyptian women in artisanal food production. DDD talked to one of the founders.

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The Anti-Restaurants

It is trendy to celebrate food culture. Organized through apps or blogs, strangers meet in so called supper clubs – but sharing food has a long tradition.

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“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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Schaduf: Edible Green Roofs in Egypt

How to turn Cairos concrete forest into an edible paradise.

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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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Cracking Down on Speculation

How speculation on food commodities raises food prices in developing countries.

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Strengthening Agriculture – Fighting Hunger

Food security is a key global mission: If we all pull together, we can succeed.

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Disaster

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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Help Is Coming via Twitter

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

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Disaster Reporting

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

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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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The Resilience Revolution

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

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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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Policy

The Resilience Revolution

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

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Is There a Role for Privatization in Water Services?

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Entrevista: "Quisiera que Tuviéramos Menos Dinero Para Gastar"

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Water – A Resource of Conflict and Source of Cooperation

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“Carbón en el Agua!”

In his documentary “La Buena Vida”, Jens Schanze depicts the Colombian Wayúus’ fight for their land against supranational energy corporations. A review.

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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 Water Sector Reform in Kenya Is Bearing Fruit

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Voices: WorldWeWant & Friends

The post 2015 Agenda is designed as a participatory agenda. WorldWeWant & Friends is one initiative designed include the world’s youth.

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