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Environment

Nature

A Traditional Shareconomy

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

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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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“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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Climate Change - a Security Issue?

Is Climate Change a security issue?

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Seen but Not Heard

Despite repeated warnings from Unicef, children are not being involved in policymaking on climate change. How can they be included?

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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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Dams - Development Or Delusion?

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

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Resources

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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Water Stress

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

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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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Dandelion Rubber

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

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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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The New Farm Owners

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

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Competitive Advantage in the Light of Rio+20

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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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Nutrition

The Vibrant Sciences of Biodiversity

We talked with Vandana Shiva about her origins, current developments in Indian and global agriculture and the future of farming.

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One Billion Hungry – Can We Feed the World?

Hunger and malnutrition are on the rise. But there is a way to feed everybody.

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Egypt's Green Valley

Bad governance of housing policies poses a great threat to Egypt's food production.

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Food and Nutrition Security for All

Introductory essay by Kofi Annan

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Interview: Fresh in the Trash

The way we consume affects food security in other countries.

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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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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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Message From Federal Minister Müller

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

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Disaster

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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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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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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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

A Global Thirst

How water is driving foreign investment in farmland.

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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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The Resilience Revolution

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

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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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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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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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