- Can Bioregionalism Go Global Before Collapse?
Bioregionalism proposes an alternative future in which overconsumption is drastically reduced, the natural environment is preserved, and proactive measures are taken to provide basic needs.
- Philanthropic Foundations, Think Tanks, and Development: Understanding and Assessing the Think Tank Initiative
Can think tanks really facilitate growth? How robust are the Think Tank Initiative's evaluative and accountability processes? Measuring how the TTI fares will not only enable us to gauge the venture's efficacy, but also help us to better understand the role that philanthropic foundations play.
- Obama's Tricky Trip to El Salvador
Coming into office, Obama seemed to be in tune with Latin America in terms of economic policy, but the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations indicate an about-face.
- Interview with William Powers, Living Off the Grid
William Powers discusses his life's journey, including time in Liberia and Bolivia, and a stay in a 12 x 12-foot cabin with no electricity or running water. It's all about learning to live sustainably and happily with less, as many societies do.
- WATER: Resources from Carnegie Council
Lack of clean water causes the death of at least five million people every year. As part of its second annual SEPTEMBER SUSTAINABILITY MONTH, the Carnegie Council presents a collection of materials on this essential natural resource.
- Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization
Everything hinges on water; it is essential to life and to civilization. Will there be enough fresh water for 9 billion of us by 2050? In this talk, journalist Steven Solomon discusses the impending global water crisis.
- Darrel Moellendorf on the Climate Change Negotiations in Copenhagen
Darrel Moellendorf (author of "Treaty Norms and Climate Change Mitigation") discusses what happened in Copenhagen and what it means for future negotiations on climate change.
- Minding Our Minerals
Certain resources are destined for depletion if they become locked into built infrastructure or recovery costs prove too high. But this could all change if more attention is paid globally to material cycling and consumer responsibility. We need a global strategy for efficient minerals extraction, use, and reclamation.
- Managing Water Well
The economic stimulus bill signed this week by President Obama includes billions for water projects in the United States, but this is just a drop in the bucket when compared to the need for global water management.
- The Future of Culture and Rights for Bolivia's Indigenous Movements
Present hostilities in Bolivia are fundamentally a war over the representation and status of the rights of the country’s majority indigenous population.
- Language Rights And Guarani Renaissance In Bolivia
Guarani claim the right to native language schooling not just to reproduce their distinct identity, but also to engage in a pluralistic society as equals.
- Sharing the Riches of the Earth: Democratizing Natural Resource-Led Development [Abstract]
Many developing countries are attempting to use their natural resource endowments as the basis for economic growth and development. But countries that depend heavily on resource extraction do poorly on a variety of economic indicators, including growth rates, education levels, and income inequality.
- Winning the Water War
Olivera and Viaña recount how Bolivians mobilized a successful campaign to overturn the government’s decision to privatize their local water system.
- Lucille Pilling
Dr. Lucille B. Pilling is a corporate social responsibility strategist with expertise in corporate sustainability and global public health.
- Rebecca Laks
Rebecca Laks is a health and human rights practitioner.
- Adam Dean
Adam Dean is an assistant professor of international political economy at the George Washington University. He received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, a MSc from the London School of Economics, and his PhD from the University of Chicago. His research interests include international trade, labor politics, and American political development.