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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.

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... Tackling Climate and Disaster Risks in Development Cooperation

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.

... Coverage of COP17- Climate Change and popular struggles

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

... Environmental and social movements in India and Colombia

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.

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Recent sheets

... Grassroots scientists challenge seed monopolies

Beej Bachao Andolan is removing the veil of secrecy from the seed research and development process by training farmers in Uttarakhand on cross-breeding rice varieties, helping them reclaim this traditional knowledge and technology from the agri-chemical industries that monopolise the sector.

... All aboard the ladies special

More than 80% of women in Delhi say they are sexually harassed on public transport. The paternal administration’s only response is to further sexualise public spaces by offering ladies special buses with curtains to protect women from the male gaze.

... Impact of Climate Change on Health in India

As we file this report from Mumbai, India, neighbouring Pakistan is witnessing the biggest floods, due to heavy precipitation and the swelling of the mighty Indus. Millions are being evacuated. The direct consequences of such extreme climate events are so tragic that the indirect impacts including diseases don’t merit as much media attention.

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