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Climate action: the race to Paris A Great Green Wall Across the African Continent
"One thing is clear: People, no matter where we live, will be impacted by climate change. This is not just a problem for scientists and governments to solve, it is a problem for all of us to solve." "the great breadth of this enterprise illustrates the motivation of the populations concerned: to regain the right to live in dignity through solidarity "
A Kenyan kid turns his friends’ poop into clean energy The Nobel Peace Prize to Mohamed Yunus and the people of Bangladesh
"Creating change in the way a community thinks makes all the difference, in Mwasaru’s view, and holds the key to addressing fast-depleting resources and the effects of climate change." "In his Nobel Prize speech, Yunus offered a new dream for today's youth, inviting them to become a new kind of entrepreneur that 'can change the character of capitalism radically.'"
A Review of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate Occupy Wall Street: A "Work of Art"
"This is an important book that deserves to be widely read." "what moved me even more was the respect, the way people listened to each other and honored and appreciated each other. "
Culture of Peace Tourism in Africa Reflection on the Life of Wangari Maathai
"No peace, no tourism" "Her Nobel prize speech conveys her pride in African women’s resilience; her emphasis on justice, integrity and trust; the contribution of tree-planting to promoting a culture of peace; the need to preserve both local biodiversity and cultural diversity."
Now Is the Time to Tackle Malnutrition and Its Massive Human Costs A Call from Africa for Sustainable Tourism: the Lusaka Declaration
"in Rome from Nov. 19 to 21 . . . the Second International Conference on Nutrition , , , is an opportunity they cannot afford to miss: making peoples’ right to a healthy diet a global reality." "The Lusaka Declaration on Sustainable Tourism Development, Climate Change and Peace was unanimously adopted by the fifth African Conference of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism"
The role of youth work: Employability, peacebuilding and gender in Europe and beyond Fourth African Conference of International Institute of Peace through Tourism
"The project ‘Voices of change: Employability, peacebuilding and gender in Europe and beyond’ . . . constitutes a real contribution to the advancement and recognition of youth work in Europe" "More than 400 delegates from 33 countries participated in the conference sharing their experiences, ideas, wisdom and commitments."
Canada: SFU professor brings adventure-based learning to the world Book Review of The Real Wealth of Nations
"We want to make students aware of their imprint on an ever- changing environment, with the hopes that they use this knowledge to form a positive impact on the global community," "Eisler contributes by promoting a "new economics" and by recognizing the recent efforts by a number of economists to include measures of household work as an important part of a nation's economic output."
Conferencia Mundial de la UNESCO sobre Educación para el Desarrollo Sostenible 2014 Eco-Citizen Programme : Urban Agriculture for Vulnerable Youth
"Se subrayará la función de la ESD en la transición hacia modelos sociales y económicos más respetuosos del medio ambiente, y como catalizadora de la planificación y ejecución de programas transversales, en ámbitos como el cambio climático, la biodiversidad y la reducción del riesgo de desastres." "planting of vegetable gardens and medicinal herbs ... awakens new interests and perspectives for the youth"
Conférence mondiale de l’UNESCO sur l’éducation en vue du développement durable – Apprendre aujourd’hui en vue d’un développement durable 2014 The Law of Mother Earth: Behind Bolivia’s Historic Bill
"Elle soulignera le rôle joué par l’EDD en matière de transition vers des économies et des sociétés vertes, et en tant que catalyseur de la planification et de la mise en œuvre intersectorielles de programmes axés sur des domaines tels que le changement climatique, la biodiversité ou la réduction des risques de catastrophes." "Mother Earth is a living dynamic system made up of the undivided community of all living beings, who are all interconnected, interdependent and complementary, sharing a common destiny"
UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development 2014 Worldwide Video Gaming for Clean Water
"It will highlight the role of ESD for the transition to green economies and societies and as a catalyst for cross-sector planning and implementation of programmes in areas such as climate change, biodiversity and disaster risk reduction." "it engages you in critical environmental problems now faced by hundreds of millions worldwide."
Book review: War, peace, and ecology. The risks of sustainable militarization The World Social Forum prepares for Rio + 20
"Our planet needs intensive care as it is increasingly damaged by the very people who claim to be its defenders: the armed forces." "social movements should organise a strong presence at the 2012 conference, to forge an alliance with the Brazilian government with a view to changing the way the environment and development are thought about"
[Livre] Guerre et paix… et écologie. Les risques de militarisation durable Brazil's first indigenous woman lawyer beats prejudice to battle for land rights
"Notre planète, qui mérite des soins intensifs, est de plus en plus abîmée par ceux-là mêmes qui s’en font les défenseurs auto- proclamés : les forces armées." "I know lots of strong women with strong voices. You just need to push them to be part of the process"
United, We Will Never Be Defeated: Guatemala’s Victory Over Monsanto Environmental Sustainability as a Tool for Peace Building
"Despite hundreds of years of oppression and marginalization, the people of Guatemala stood up against their oppressive leaders and demanded justice. The victory over Monsanto is a glimpse of the power of this country" "A pollution prevention initiative called "Operation Clean the Nation" in The Gambia has brought together people from communities of various ethnic groups for the joint cause of ensuring a clean environment. "
Unidos, Jamas Seremos Vencidos: La Victoria de de Guatemala En Contra de Monsanto Indigenous women from Canada and the Global South unite at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Rights
" A pesar de cientos de años de opresión y marginación, el pueblo de Guatemala se levanto en contra de sus líderes opresivos y exigieron justicia. La victoria sobre Monsanto es una idea de la potencia de este país" "the right of Indigenous peoples to participate, and ultimately decide upon the development models that will impact their communities "
WFP Launches Major Study Into Brazil's Success In Buying From Smallholder Farmers Program of Socio-economic Training and Job Placement for Young Ex-Soldiers in North Kivu
"Brazil has lifted millions of people out of poverty under a strategy that includes buying food from local farmers for public institutions such as hospitals, schools and orphanages." "Barzas have been created by PEREXC for youth in the city of Butembo since January 2008. A barza is a village-based, inter-communal forum for conflict resolution, based on African traditional rituals of reconciliation and non-violent settlement of local conflicts."