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Environment

Nature

Ecosystem Stewardship - Key to Avoiding Conflict Over Resource Scarcity

The crux of resources scarcity

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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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Overfished

Why we need a radical shift towards sustainable fishing.

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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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Climate Change - a Security Issue?

Is Climate Change a security issue?

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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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A Traditional Shareconomy

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

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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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Resources

Competitive Advantage in the Light of Rio+20

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Overfished

Why we need a radical shift towards sustainable fishing.

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Unequal, Unreliable and Running Out

Although Delhi has more water per person than London or New York, many still endure a daily fight for access. We take a look at a deeply-rooted problem and possible solutions.

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The End of Growth: Panic or Salvation?

What happens when growth ends? Whether the world is heading for disaster or a golden age is a question of demographics.

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The New Farm Owners

Regulation of land grabs won't help - land grab financing needs to stop.

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The Role of Earth Observation Technology

Technologies can help to support policy aims in enviromental and natural resources gouvernance

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Let Us Fix it

Repair Cafés offer room for fixing your bike and exchanging knowledge over coffee – and thus tackle sustainable development on the local level.

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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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Nutrition

Strengthening Agriculture – Fighting Hunger

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

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Half Empty - The Food Crisis in America

A complex theme in easily comprehensible illustrations: A comic about America's food crisis.

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Food Security Versus Food Sovereignty?

The food security discourse has seen interesting developments recently showing how farmers could find more common ground.

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Small Farmers’ Potential

How smallholder agriculture can contribute to reducing hunger and malnutrition.

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Resist the “Snack Attack”

Carlos A. Monteiro warns of the dangers of ultra-processed foods, noting that our personal and social well-being is at risk.

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Message From Federal Minister Müller

Opening remarks by the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Dr Gerd Müller.

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Smallholder Farming Under Threat?

How do smallholder farmers view current food and farming trends? Three points of view from Ghana, Malawi and South Africa.

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Editorial

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

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Disaster

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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The Resilience Revolution

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

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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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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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Policy

Is There a Role for Privatization in Water Services?

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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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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 Water Sector Reform in Kenya Is Bearing Fruit

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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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Tackling Climate Change Locally

To counteract climate change’s effects, the CCIS working on the local level provides stakeholders with data for adaptation.

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Water Security - Enhancing Collaborative Competencies

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