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Environment

Nature

Climate Change - a Security Issue?

Is Climate Change a security issue?

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Introduction: Biodiversity

Why the topic of biodiversity matters

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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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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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Fancy Schemes for a Dirty Business

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

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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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“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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Overfished

Why we need a radical shift towards sustainable fishing.

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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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A Global Thirst

How water is driving foreign investment in farmland.

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Water Stress

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

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Dandelion Rubber

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

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Commons, Crises, and Tragedies

Managing, using and sustaining resources are social practices. Why we need to talk about the commons when discussing future development and sustainability.

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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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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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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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Nutrition

Editorial

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

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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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Small Farmers’ Potential

How smallholder agriculture can contribute to reducing hunger and malnutrition.

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Good Reason for Optimism

Kofi Annan identifies the two most important challenges for Africa's future development in this urgent and inspirational call to action.

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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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Interview: Homegrown Gourmet Fungi

We talk about a decorative solution for home gardening with mushboo-founder Matt Unger.

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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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Land, Protest and Tenure Security

Monopolization of land ownership is driving up poverty and vulnerability in Brazil's rural areas. On the governance of tenure.

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Disaster

Help Is Coming via Twitter

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

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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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Crisis Management: Understanding the Real Impact of ICTs

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

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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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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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The Resilience Revolution

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

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Policy

Water – A Resource of Conflict and Source of Cooperation

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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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A Global Thirst

How water is driving foreign investment in farmland.

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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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Entrevista: "Quisiera que Tuviéramos Menos Dinero Para Gastar"

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Water Security - Enhancing Collaborative Competencies

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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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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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