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Moving from stew to stewardship: eating sustainably in 2012 Agriculture Environment Ethics in development Reflection 

Moving from stew to stewardship: eating sustainably in 2012

Food. It used to be so simple. Now we’re burning corn for fuel, making meat in tubes, subsidizing cattle for more than many people’s incomes, refusing food not grown locally, and swearing off meat altogether. Allison Smith reflects on her relationship with food and what it says about the intersection of food, culture and sustainability. Continue reading
Climate Change and migration: what we need to be doing right now Environment Ethics in development Human Rights Humanitarian Relief & Post-Conflict Migration 

Climate Change and migration: what we need to be doing right now

Climate Change is happening, but we do not seem to realise it. The socio-economic impacts of Climate Change are enormous and the implications for human well-being are frightening. Erin Nash tackles the tricky landscape of Climate Change and migration, unpacking the concept of 'climate refugees'. Who are they? Where will they go? Who will pay? Are they refugees? Continue reading
The paradigm shift that needs to be made for sustainable development – who needs to make it? Alternatives in development Environment Ethics in development Reflection 

The paradigm shift that needs to be made for sustainable development – who needs to make it?

In her second post, as part of a 3-post series, Erin Nash describes and outlines the ‘moment’ in the world’s evolution that will be provided by Rio+20, which starts today. This 'moment' is a paradigm shift of universal proportions. She argues that a shift needs to be made at Rio+20, in order to change our current trajectory, develop sustainably, and... Continue reading