2011 / 2012
dialogues, proposals, stories
All around the world, individuals, movements and communities invent or re-invent, where they live, livelihoods and life-styles that are more just and more sustainable.
They develop new ways of thinking and doing, going beyond established models and boundaries.
They propose and explore new regulations to meet the global challenges that face us today.
Because sharing experiences, building common references and proposals, is necessary to developing a global citizenship and empowering local actors.
DPH provides more than 7,000 articles on exemplary struggles, innovative actions and organisations, collective analyses and proposals - in four languages and from all continents.
The changing climate poses severe problems to present and future development goals. Climate risks affect the livelihoods of the rural poor. Their strong dependence on natural resources and their limited capacity to adapt renders the population of the global South very vulnerable to climate change. Therefore, development projects need to take climate change into account to lead to sustainable improvements in the standards of living of the beneficiaries.
Pambazuka News believe the articles will contribute towards raising public awareness about what is at stake at COP 17, deepening analysis and understanding of the climate crisis and its impact on the people of Africa, creating linkages between academics, activists and journalists and reflecting the advocacy of African civil society organisations in the lead-up and during COP 17
The rhetoric of economic progress being a necessity for developing countries is repeated in various policy documents, project reports and judicial orders. In an effort to realise this, several regions that are critical for their biodiversity value, that support the livelihoods of marginal communities such as indigenous and forest dwelling people, fishworkers and landless farmers are assumed to be available for transforming into sites of industrial production of energy, goods and services.
Thus India is in this peculiar bind where the mainstream economy feels that it is its chance to catch up with the industrial hounds, and run alongside the hares of developing countries, with the help of technology and finance to kick-start its drive towards a sustainable future. It is in this context that India has been a key and keen player in international climate negotiations on environmental and developmental issues.
The entire burden of working, earning and providing food security to the family seems to be on women in urban slums. And yet the nutritional status of women is abysmal. The fourth in our series on food security of the urban poor.
From March this year, the world has been witnessing an ‘accident’ and a ‘natural disaster’ of immense proportions. The nuclear disaster comes at a time when the Indian nuclear establishment is feverishly working towards commissioning its new plant at Koodankulam and building several more to expand its energy portfolio.
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