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IPS – Pakistan Faces a ‘Youth Bomb’ | Inter Press Service

IPS – Pakistan Faces a ‘Youth Bomb’ | Inter Press Service | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Pakistan Faces a ‘Youth Bomb’ - “This is just a trailer of the horror that awaits us,” says noted demographer Farid Midhet, referring to Pakistan’s bu...
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Is climate change making us sick?

Is climate change making us sick? | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
How will climate change impact on public health?
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YES!!! And only 10 more years before ...

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The quiet revolution

The quiet revolution | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
WITH China, the received wisdom belongs to the pessimists. Figures this week revealed that growth has slowed sharply and deflation set in, as the economy is weighed...
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20+ Powerful Street Art Pieces That Tell The Uncomfortable Truth

20+ Powerful Street Art Pieces That Tell The Uncomfortable Truth | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
The graffiti and street art on this list is perfect for spreading messages about environmentalism and climate change to a wider audience. It uses simple slogans and provocative images to spread important and inspiring ideas in ways that are easy to remember.
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Is it possible to end global poverty?

Is it possible to end global poverty? | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
The UN is expected to adopt the World Bank's ambitious target of ending extreme poverty by 2030. Could we really see the end of poverty within a generation?
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17th meeting, Panel discussion on “Solutions to climate change: Growing decent jobs” - Economic and Social Council, 2015 Integration Segment

17th meeting, Panel discussion on “Solutions to climate change: Growing decent jobs” - Economic and Social Council, 2015 Integration Segment | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Theme: Achieving sustainable development through employment creation and decent work for all.
Panel discussion on “Solutions to climate change: Growing decent jobs”
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European Commission agrees to use social progress tool alongside GDP

European Commission agrees to use social progress tool alongside GDP | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
The Social Progress Index, now used by the European Commission, considers social and environmental indicators to measure a country’s success
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Art for Advocacy: 13 Posters for Sustainable Social Change

Art for Advocacy: 13 Posters for Sustainable Social Change | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Art for Advocacy: 13 Posters for Sustainable Social Change / Leo Lin, Taiwan, 2009. Calentamiento Global
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Ten Trends That Could Shake Global Policy Thinking

Ten Trends That Could Shake Global Policy Thinking | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Ten major trends that could affect global governance in the future — from power shifts to climate change — are core to a new strategic plan for the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), suggesting where potential crises or catalysts could require a significant change in policy thinking.
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By theme

By theme | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Collaborative Change Communication, cccomdev, communication for development
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Bigger Than Science, Bigger Than Religion

Bigger Than Science, Bigger Than Religion | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
We’re closer to environmental disaster than ever before. We need a new story for our relationship with the Earth, one that goes beyond science and religion.
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Pollution a Key but Underrated Factor in New Development Goals | Inter Press Service

Pollution a Key but Underrated Factor in New Development Goals | Inter Press Service | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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This Deeply Moving Poem by a Mother to Her 7 Month Old Daughter Has a Beautiful Message

This Deeply Moving Poem by a Mother to Her 7 Month Old Daughter Has a Beautiful Message | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
3 minutes | The message to her baby is: "Don't worry about all the problems of the world. We're going to take care of it."
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Participatory Economics - a model for a new economy

Participatory Economics, or Parecon for short, is an economic system based on democracy, justice and sustainability proposed as an alternative to capitalism
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U.S.-China 21: The Future of U.S.-China Relations Under Xi Jinping

U.S.-China 21: The Future of U.S.-China Relations Under Xi Jinping | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
In his report for the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center, ASPI President Kevin Rudd recommends a common strategic narrative to guide the U.S.-China relationship.
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How The World Bank Broke Its Promise to Protect the Poor

How The World Bank Broke Its Promise to Protect the Poor | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Over the past decade, the World Bank has regularly failed to enforce its "safeguard" policies protecting some of the poorest and most vulnerable people on the planet, an investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, The Huffington Post and other media partners has found.
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What the climate movement must learn from religion | George Marshall

What the climate movement must learn from religion | George Marshall | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
When preaching to the unconverted, activists need to offer the road to Damascus, not guilt and blame
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Creating a Knowledge Society

Former President, Abdul Kalam dreamt that India should be a knowledge capital of the world. So did many leaders who foresaw India as one of the developed nations by 2020. As we are making ...
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Sustainable development goals: why ending child marriage should be a target - The Guardian

Sustainable development goals: why ending child marriage should be a target - The Guardian | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Curbing the practice will reduce poverty and improve rates of nutrition, health and economic growth. It needs to be an explicit target in the SDGs
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Will the Paris climate deal be legally binding?

Will the Paris climate deal be legally binding? | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Robin Webster looks at how bound to climate talks nations will be legally this year in Paris.
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Big City Life

Big City Life | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Somayeh Malekian chose modernity over tradition after she moved from Iran’s conservative countryside to the capital, Tehran, where she must fight for her independence.
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Why the Sustainable Development Goals matter

Why the Sustainable Development Goals matter | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Jeffrey Sachs, Professor of Sustainable Development at Columbia University asks whether UN goals can actually make a difference.
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Hold the Rich Accountable in New U.N. Development Goals, Say NGOs | Inter Press Service

Hold the Rich Accountable in New U.N. Development Goals, Say NGOs | Inter Press Service | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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Four Fast Facts to Debunk Myths About Rural Women

Four Fast Facts to Debunk Myths About Rural Women | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
With adequate extension support, women farmers can increase productivity and food security in Africa.
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Women Turn Drought into a Lesson on Sustainability | Inter Press Service

Women Turn Drought into a Lesson on Sustainability | Inter Press Service | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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According to David Line, managing editor of The Economist Intelligence Unit, “South Asian countries need to realise the tremendous capacity for leadership women have in planning for and responding to disasters. They are at the ‘front line’ and have intimate knowledge of their communities. Wider recognition of this could greatly reduce disaster risk and improve the resilience of these communities.”

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