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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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Did you know that?: Lady Jackson

Lady Jackson/Barbara Ward (1914-1981 ) was a pioneer  of today’s well known and most important concept: "Sustainable Development”. She was the first who enlightened and seeded this idea to the public world in its context known today. Barbara Mary Ward (1914 – 1981), in later life Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth, was a British economist and writer interested in the problems of developing countries. She urged W ...

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From Alps to Himalayas – A New Beginning

One can see a buzz of activities in the Indian Mountains, expectations soaring, for a possible great leap towards right directions and other Hindu Kush Himalayan countries are watching the progress with great interest. NGOs from India, for the first time are placing their own agenda and demanding the long awaited leadership in terms of knowledge, idea and action. ...

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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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