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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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The ecology of planetary woes

The ecology of planetary woes | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
IN ANY list of the woes afflicting humanity, you'd expect to find both climate change and also forced migration, including its most extreme form, which is...
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Property Rights, Inequality and Commons - Commons Transition

Property Rights, Inequality and Commons - Commons Transition | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
David Bollier describes how the Commons (and Commons-based law) might be a force for reducing inequality
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Water Crisis Brings Out Puerto Rico’s Creative Side

Water Crisis Brings Out Puerto Rico’s Creative Side | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
The strictest water rationing measures ever on the east side of Puerto Rico have led many there to adopt increasingly creative, although desperate, systems for collecting every drop.
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Climate Commission Issues Blueprint for Low-Carbon Economy | Inter Press Service

Climate Commission Issues Blueprint for Low-Carbon Economy | Inter Press Service | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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How the Millennium Development Goals failed the world's poorest children

How the Millennium Development Goals failed the world's poorest children | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
A UNICEF report says global progress on child survival and reducing poverty has left behind some of the world's poorest children.
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What is Commons Transition? - Commons Transition

What is Commons Transition? - Commons Transition | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
When the administration of Rafael Correa was swept into power in 2006, it appeared as though a new political page had been turned in Ecuador. A Citizen’s Revolution that had mobilized broad swathes of the Ecuadorian public, in particular the country’s indigenous peoples, had galvanized the country around a radical set of political, social, economic, …
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MDGs to SDGs: Top 10 Differences

MDGs to SDGs: Top 10 Differences | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
The purpose of this note is to provide a brief outline the similarities and differences between the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) launched in 2000, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs...
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Why should you care about the Sustainable Development Goals?

Why should you care about the Sustainable Development Goals? | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Revamped version of Millennium poverty-busting plan can protect the climate, but experts say it needs cashFarmers in Vietnam. The UN sustainable development goals seek to end hunger and abolish ext...
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Democracy on the Retreat in Over 96 of the 193 U.N. Member States, Says New Study

Democracy on the Retreat in Over 96 of the 193 U.N. Member States, Says New Study | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
U.S. police arrest May Day protester in Oakland, California.
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A beginner's guide to fossil fuel divestment

A beginner's guide to fossil fuel divestment | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
A comprehensive guide to the basics of divestment: what it means, why the urgency and how it impacts climate change
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Economy At The Edge

Economy At The Edge | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
TIME magazine hero of the year explains why the most resilient people in the economy have been left out and disenfranchised—and why we need a new story.
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Pope Francis, in Sweeping Encyclical, Calls for Swift Action on Climate Change

Pope Francis, in Sweeping Encyclical, Calls for Swift Action on Climate Change | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
He blamed environmental destruction on apathy, the reckless pursuit of profits, excessive faith in technology, and political shortsightedness.
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China’s Global Ambitions, With Loans and Strings Attached

China’s Global Ambitions, With Loans and Strings Attached | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
The country has invested billions in Ecuador and elsewhere, using its economic clout to win diplomatic allies and secure natural resources around the world.
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“The problem is we are trying to replace American imperialism with Chinese imperialism” 

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Amartya Sen: The economic consequences of austerity

Amartya Sen: The economic consequences of austerity | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
The judgements of our financial and political leaders are breathtakingly narrow. Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen considers the alternatives.
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Celebrity efforts to 'save Africa' ha​​ve often only reinforced stereotypes

Celebrity efforts to 'save Africa' ha​​ve often only reinforced stereotypes | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Bob Geldof’s Live Aid pioneered a new wave of stars’ involvement in the developing world that has produced mixed results
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Theory of change: from targets to meaningful effects

Theory of change: from targets to meaningful effects | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
How to base policies on dynamic context analysis.
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Singing for Solidarity and Social Change | BillMoyers.com

Singing for Solidarity and Social Change | BillMoyers.com | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Watch Johnny Cash, Pete Seeger, Bernice Johnson Reagon and Tom Morello talk with Bill about the unifying power of music.
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Sobriety, not austerity - Le Monde diplomatique - English edition

Sobriety, not austerity - Le Monde diplomatique - English edition | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
The UN's Paris climate change conference in November doesn't hold out much promise. Since the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, fossil fuel consumption has gone on growing. The Green Climate Fund launched by the UN in 2011 has attracted only €10bn to date. In 2013 subsidies for fuels responsible for greenhouse gases totalled €400bn worldwide — four times the amount allocated to renewable energy sources. Any international agreement will fail to keep global warming within 2ºC if governments insist on (...)
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Hague climate change judgement could inspire a global civil movement

Hague climate change judgement could inspire a global civil movement | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Dutch ruling could trigger similar cases worldwide with citizens taking their governments to courts to make them act on climate promises
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Social Media Use in the United States: Implications for Health Communication

Social Media Use in the United States: Implications for Health Communication | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Given the rapid changes in the communication landscape brought about by participative Internet use and social media, it is important to develop a better understanding of these technologies and their impact on health communication.
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Opinion: Pope Francis’ Timely Call to Action on Climate Change

Opinion: Pope Francis’ Timely Call to Action on Climate Change | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Pope Francis, wearing a yellow raincoat, celebrates mass amidst heavy rains and strong winds near the Tacloban Airport Saturday, January 17, 2015. After the mass, the Pope visited Palo, Leyte to meet with families of typhoon Yolanda victims.
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U.N. Names Winners of First Nelson Mandela Prize

U.N. Names Winners of First Nelson Mandela Prize | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Nelson Mandela, Deputy President of the African National Congress of South Africa, raises his fist in the air while addressing the Special Committee Against Apartheid in the General Assembly Hall, June 22, 1990.
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Eight months until new development goals are agreed. Then what?

Eight months until new development goals are agreed. Then what? | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
What is the evidence that the sustainable development goals will make the world a better place? Former World Bank economist Charles Kenny considers the theory of change
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U.N. Urged to Put Global Citizenship at Centre of Post-2015 Development Agenda | Inter Press Service

U.N. Urged to Put Global Citizenship at Centre of Post-2015 Development Agenda | Inter Press Service | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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