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The Future Women Want

On the concluding day of the Rio+20 Sustainability Conference, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the Prime Minister of Denmark, along with other female Heads of State, signed a 'call to action' that urged governments, civil society and the private sector to prioritise gender equality and women’s empowerment in the sustainable development agenda. ...

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Mining

For several weeks now, various stakeholders here in my country, the Philippines, have been debating, clashing and trading barbs through the media on the benefits of mining. On one side, giant mining companies, which earn big from the business, are defending the benefits of mining. It helps the local communities they say. On the other side, environmentalists and local communities are stressing that mining do ...

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Climate-Smart Agriculture (Working With Nature Not Against It)

I can still remember (me and Giedre were there) that early morning on the last day of the 2010 COP16 UN Climate Change Summit in Cancun, Oxfam unveiled a giant sand sculpture of Mexican farmers called for concrete action for the sake of the millions of poor people around the world who are already feeling the effects of climate change. Farmers all over the world feel that agriculture is extremely vulnerable ...

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Mapping a Planet Under Pressure

One of the ideas driving ThinkBrigade is the need to find new collaborative ways to communicate complex, global events that elude compression into a simple linear narrative; ways to see the eddying structures in the stream and immediate events in their wider systemic context. News cartography – the creation of dynamic, interactive, collaboratively editable and shareable maps of the stories – is one of the m ...

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