Who owns land when there's no legal title? What happens when a foreign company wants to take it over? Alison Rabe looks at a promising case from Belize.
Imagine a world where your work provided you with a livelihood while also contributing to the well-being of others in a way that respected the ecological limits of the planet, a world beyond the profit motive of socialism or capitalism. Donnie Maclurcan describes a project to make this world a reality.
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.
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?
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...