Tag Archives: environment

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...
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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...
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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,...
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Mining and development: how to get the balance right?

One of the common themes in recent development discourse has been the dichotomy between natural resource extraction and human and environmental rights. Mining is ubiquitous in the developing world, boosting foreign direct investment and creating jobs, but bringing with it a series of social and environmental problems. In his first...
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