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.
Most of India’s construction industry mimics the energy-inefficient glass-and-steel buildings of the West. But with the introduction of two green rating systems for buildings, the revival of traditional architecture and 30 architecture/engineering colleges introducing green certification courses, the country is slowly building up capacity to construct green buildings.
Before they migrated to the city, the Gond adivasis had a plentiful supply of fruit and vegetables that grew wild. Now they make do with street food, packaged food like biscuits and gutka to dull the hunger pangs. The second in this series on urban malnutrition looks at how migration impacts the food and nutritional status of the urban poor.
Sustainable practices such as organic farming, natural farming can help farmers adapt to the changing climate. Integrated farming systems based on locally available resources by including trees, livestock, water management can help mitigate climate change to a large extent and improve the quality of life of the farmers.
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