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.
Satoyama and Satoumi are Japanese concepts for long-standing traditions associated with land and coastal management practices. These traditions have allowed sustainable use of natural resources and provide a historical model for environmental stewardship and ressource management that contributes to human well-being.
This paper deals with the transformation of the Indian coastline since the 1970’s and the response of fisher communities to this transformation. I have attempted to present the nature of the transformation and what this means for the fishworker community in general and therefore their reasons for resisting this change.
Given the structural problems facing fishing activities, and the current economic uncertainties, small-scale fishermen in Breton, Brittany, France, have taken several initiatives to innovate and work for fair practices and a sustainable management of marine resources. These have been corroborated in a study by the Lorient-based collective, Pêche et Développement, which found that the crisis in fisheries is a complex reality.
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