The Social Cause of Risk: World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai

March 16, 2015

The third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction is underway in Sendai, Japan.  Sendai lies in the Tohoku region that was heavily affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011. The conference opened three days after the commemoration of the fourth anniversary of that disaster, and has also offered an opportunity […]

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Speakers Confirmed for Closing the gender gap

March 9, 2015

The vision for this high-level event is to share cutting-edge knowledge and evidence on closing the gender gap in farming under climate change, and to convene thinkers and doers in a forum to inspire renewed action. Confirmed speakers include: Mary Robinson, President, Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice Sir Gordon Conway, Director of Agriculture for Impact and […]

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Anthropologists proclaim climate change as a human problem, not a natural one

March 6, 2015

“Climate change is not a natural problem, it is a human problem” — that is the statement released today from a report by the American Anthropological Association (AAA). The anthropological association adopted a strong and clear statement on Humanity and Climate Change. The statement, based on the final report of the Association’s Global Climate Change Task Force, reveals […]

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East African ministers pledge support for World Social Science event in Durban

March 4, 2015

On the 20th anniversary of the Copenhagen declaration and programme of action on social development eleven ministers from the eastern Africa region concluded their discussions on the topic of global justice with a call for the ‘active participation’ of policy-makers and researchers from the region in the World Social Science Forum 2015 (WSSF2015), which is taking place in […]

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Transformations to Sustainability Programme reveals water inequality in Kolkata

March 4, 2015

From The Times of India: “A preliminary survey in ‘water-rich’ Kolkata and its fringes has revealed great inequity in water distribution. While the Kolkata Municipal Corporation supplies around 180 litre of filtered water supply per day to an average Kolkatan, pockets of population living along the east of the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass have no access […]

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