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China’s Position on Climate Change – Truly Sustainable?

July 12, 2017 • China, Climate Change & SocietyComments (0)

By Kerry Brown and Benjamin Barratt Back in 2009, the world would not have thought that China will be taking a leadership role in humanity’s struggle against climate change. Today, Kerry Brown and Benjamin Barratt discuss how China’s position has transformed and why it will stick.   With the election of Donald J. Trump as …

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Green is Good: Revealing the Hidden Benefits of Sustainable Housing

June 29, 2017 • CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Climate Change & SocietyComments (0)

By Trivess Moore, Ralph Horne, Yolande Strengers and Cecily Maller Sustainable housing has wider environmental, social and wellbeing benefits which do not neatly fit into traditional economic considerations. Policy makers must adapt the way they develop

A Planetisation of Finance: Valuing the Planet as a Going Concern

June 5, 2017 • EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Climate Change & SocietyComments (0)

By Joss Tantram Valuing the planet in economic terms runs the risk of financialising, commodifying and privatising nature. The task in front of us is not to tinker with the methods, but to reverse this concept, moving from the financialisation of the planet

The Tropical Oil Crops Revolution – A More Sustainable Future?

November 8, 2016 • EMERGING TRENDS, Climate Change & Society, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Derek Byerlee, Walter Falcon, and Rosamond Naylor The rise of soybeans and oil palm in the tropics has attracted massive private and state investments, offering significant opportunities for tropical regions to develop their economies but often at the cost

Rio 2016: Human rights and sustainability after the Olympics party

November 8, 2016 • EMERGING TRENDS, Americas, Climate Change & Society, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Jorge Knijnik Being a host of the Olympics brings in an opportunity of diverse communities’ social engagement. With the help of friends,1 the author discusses the Olympics’ implications for Brazil’s human rights development and its most vulnerable

Sharing Strikes Back: A New Era of Urban Commoning

October 5, 2016 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Digital Transformation, Climate Change & SocietyComments (0)

By Duncan Mclaren And Julian Agyeman In this article, the authors offer three visions of modern sharing beyond that of the “sharing economy”: as a challenge to consumerism, as a revival of the ethos of the public sector, and as an inspiration for a

From the “Tragedy of the Commons” to the Tragedy of Enclosures

August 2, 2016 • EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Climate Change & Society, World DevelopmentComments (1)

By Olivier De Schutter and Katharina Pistor If the enclosures movement that swept through England in the 18th century was the general rehearsal, the play has now been staged for over two centuries, and has penetrated deep into all regions of the world:

The Case for the Green State

July 19, 2016 • EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Climate Change & SocietyComments (0)

By William Hawes In this article, the author discusses how green politics can create ecologically sustainable societies that can put an end to the various crises that our world inherits such as violence, poverty and social injustice. You might also like: Food

Xenophobia in the UK

July 13, 2016 • Climate Change & Society, Special Focus on Brexit, World DevelopmentComments (0)

by Julian Vigo Racism and xenophobia cannot be spun into class solidarity, nor can they be forgotten away as if some new class spirit will erase the eruption of hyper-nationalism. Race as a construct is a tool to silence those who are disposable by those who

Does Sustainable Performance Mean Abandoning Capitalism?

June 2, 2016 • EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Climate Change & Society, Special Report: The Future is Green, Unprotected PostComments (1)

By Martin P. Thomas and Mark W. McElroy We introduce multicapitalism and the MultiCapital Scorecard as a means of extending capitalism to include social and environmental performance. Setting related standards in organisations’ own contexts starts profound