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Communication for Sustainable Social Change
We study communication, society and culture to effectively enhance knowledge transfer and bring about sustainable social change.
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WHO/Europe | Health Atlas

RT @WHO_Europe_RHN: We have an interactive Atlas of Millennium Development Goals (#MDGs ) indicators: Try it! http://t.co/rcMbRC1oHr #data…
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Costa Rica’s Energy Nearly 100 Percent Clean

Costa Rica’s Energy Nearly 100 Percent Clean | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Seven percent of Costa Rica’s electricity comes from wind power, thanks to wind farms such as the ones operating in the mountains of La Paz and Casamata, 50 km from San José.
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The U.N. at 70: A Time for Compliance

The U.N. at 70: A Time for Compliance | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
If states comply with these many instruments, the global community will have more respect for the rule of international law, and more faith in the United Nations, including for the compliance with and implementation of the SDGs.
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22+ Heartbreaking Photos Of Pollution That Will Inspire You To Recycle

22+ Heartbreaking Photos Of Pollution That Will Inspire You To Recycle | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
20 million Americans mobilized on April 22, 1970; 30 years later, that number was up to 200 million citizens of the Earth. What was the cause that brought these people together? The desire to make the Earth a better place. Earth Day is not a holiday, but an annual event dedicated to demonstrating support for environmental action.
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Equal Access Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation toolkit | Better Evaluation

Equal Access Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation toolkit | Better Evaluation | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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This toolkit aims to help communication for development (C4D) organisations to demonstrate the impacts and outcomes of their initiatives, listen to their listeners, continuously learn, and feed this learning back into the organisation and its practices.

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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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Police Killings Challenge U.S. “Exceptionalism”

Police Killings Challenge U.S. “Exceptionalism” | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Washington DC, the evening of April 29. 2015. Activists and supporters affiliated with the #DCFerguson movement gathered in Chinatown for a march in solidarity with the Baltimore protests of the cop killing of African-American youth Freddie Gray.
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Basic Statistics 2015

Basic Statistics 2015 | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Basic Statistics 2015 covers the indicators of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) such as the proportion of population living below $1.25 (PPP) a day, infant mortality rate, carbon dioxide emissions.
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Sustainable development goals: changing the world in 17 steps – interactive

Sustainable development goals: changing the world in 17 steps – interactive | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
The MDGs expire this year and the SDGs begin. But what are the SDGs all about?
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China commits billions in aid to Africa as part of charm offensive - interactive

China commits billions in aid to Africa as part of charm offensive - interactive | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Database reveals government has backed 1,700 projects on continent since 2000 in apparent attempt to win favour
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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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