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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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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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Introduction: Biodiversity

Why the topic of biodiversity matters

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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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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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A Traditional Shareconomy

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

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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

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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The Role of Earth Observation Technology

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

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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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A Global Thirst

How water is driving foreign investment in farmland.

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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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“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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The New Farm Owners

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

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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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Nutrition

Interview: Fresh in the Trash

The way we consume affects food security in other countries.

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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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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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Interview on Fair Trade / GEPA

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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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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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Strengthening Agriculture – Fighting Hunger

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

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Cracking Down on Speculation

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

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Disaster

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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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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Disaster Reporting

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

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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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Policy

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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Intellectual Property Rights Management

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

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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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Water Security - Enhancing Collaborative Competencies

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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 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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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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