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The economics of enough: how to run the economy as if the future matters

The world’s leading economies are facing not just one but many crises. The financial meltdown may not be over, climate change threatens major global disruption, economic inequality has reached extremes not seen for a century, and government and business are … Continue reading

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Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth

In Plenitude economist and bestselling author Juliet Schor offers a groundbreaking intellectual statement about the economics and sociology of ecological decline, suggesting a radical change in how we think about consumer goods, value, and ways to live. Humans are degrading … Continue reading

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ONU: desigualdades e degradação ambiental ameaçam progresso

Relatório das Nações Unidas sobre desenvolvimento humano global defende necessidade de medidas arrojadas contra pobreza e devastação ambiental. Repetição do avanço visto em 40 anos levaria a progresso ‘extraordinário’, mas cenário agora é de incerteza. Alerta coincide com posições que … Continue reading

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Gobernados por ciegos e irresponsables

Leer Afinando los muchos análisis hechos acerca del conjunto de crisis que nos asolan, llegamos a algo que nos parece central y sobre lo que toca reflexionar seriamente. Las sociedades, la globalización, el proceso productivo, el sistema económico-financiero, los sueños … Continue reading

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Fostering Social Innovation and Transformation in Ecosystem Management

Addressing the environmental challenges of the 21st century requires substantial changes to the way modern society views and manages ecosystems. In particular, many authors contend that fundamental transformation of the largely sectoral, expert-centered ecosystem-management institutions of modern, Western societies is … Continue reading

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Grassroots Innovations for Sustainable Development – A New Research Agenda

Community action for sustainable development is an important  element of most countries’ policies for sustainable development. We welcome this growing recognition of the role of civil society in achieving sustainability objectives, but tempered with a few words of caution: First, … Continue reading

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Learning and Environmental Social Movements

Social movements are intense locations for knowledge coming together and for learning to occur. By social movement learning, I refer to several interconnected phenomena: a) informal learning occurring by persons who are part of any social movement; b) intentional learning … Continue reading

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The Future of Food and Farming: Challenges and choices for global sustainability

The final report of the Foresight project Global Food and Farming Futures, which set out to explore the increasing pressures on the global food system over the next 40 years was published on 24 January 2011. The Report, The Future … Continue reading

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Fostering social innovation and transformation in ecosystem management

Addressing the environmental challenges of the 21st century requires substantial changes to the way modern society views and manages ecosystems. In particular, many authors contend that fundamental transformation of the largely sectoral, expert-centered ecosystem-management institutions of modern, Western societies is … Continue reading

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Situated Learning Methodologies for Activism in Development Education and Education for Sustainable Development

Read This paper outline how situated cognition can enhance the experience of DE and ESD by creating deeper learning, engaging participants in more real-world action tasks, making certain complex concepts more accessible through cognitive apprenticeship techniques and by expanding DE … Continue reading

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