The Future We Would Have Wanted

Rio+20 – The Future we Want“: don’t trust these words. There’s nothing more misleading than this headline – written by Samir Abi, Barcelona Consensus

The future we want is far away from the final document entitled with this bold statement who will certainly be validated by the heads of state present in Rio during the next days. Continue reading

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The Day I Decided to Change the World

Today is the day I realize: this world needs help and I can help it.  – A guest-post by Nutsmar Yuvasopee.

I’m one of those with a simple life: I wake up, I go to work. I party, I shop. That’s how life is here in Bangkok. It’s fast and it’s colourful. I do read the news, mostly online. But somehow I have never felt it’s my business – other people do things and other people who will solve the problems they talk about. The truth is: everything is very far away if you don’t let it in. Continue reading

The Economic Road to Sustainability – 2

Knowledge is power and it should be in the hands of the consumer. How to buy ethically in modern times? – a guest-post by Rhianna Blackthorn.

After looking at the relationship between the economy and the environment, today there is a new factor coming into the mix: consumerism.

In the face of climate change and environmental degradation, it is now evident that every aspect of our existence must be analysed for the long term well being of our species. Continue reading

The Economic Road to Sustainability

How are economics, consumerism and the environment linked together? – a guest-post by Rhianna Blackthorn.

In part one of this introduction we learn about the value of environmental goods and services and the difficulty to account for it in our economic system.

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Meri Shakti Meri Beti – My Daughter, My Strength

Why 100 million women are missing in India: the reality of sex-selection. – a guest-post by Zlatka Niznanska.

Just recently, a new campaign against pre-natal sex selection in Southern Delhi arose from the cooperation between the Centre for Social Research and the German Embassy in India. So far, this has been one of the latest attempts to crumble the rising number of
female foeticides in Delhi. Continue reading