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The Climate and the Commons

The Paris agreement that ensued from the COP-21 summit states that “climate change is a common concern of humankind”.

Does your City have a Future?

In the past, as in the future, local ecosystem resources were the key to the economies of cities. 

Peak Oil Review - Feb 8

 A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including: -Oil and the global economy -The Middle East and North Africa -China -Russia -The Briefs

Politics in a full world

We can no longer afford to imagine that we live in an empty world in which we can safely ignore or abuse the nonhuman beings and objects in it with minimal consequences. Rather we live in a full …

Cake, Anyone?

For people of wealth and conscience, impact investing offers a compelling and convenient promise—that money can be a force for good even as the owners …

Carbon Tax: The Low Oil Price Opportunity

Carbon taxes constitute a widely discussed policy tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and slowing humanity’s headlong rush toward catastrophic climate change.

Democratic Energy and Climate Change

The environmental crisis, provoked by human activity, is of much bigger magnitude than any of the other crises we have known up till now.

How Impact Investing is Saving Nicaragua's Coffee Industry

About half of coffee producers—mostly family farmers—live below the poverty line. Can impact investing help them out?

Peak Oil Review - a Midweek Update - Feb 4

 A midweek update. Price volatility increased this week with oil falling nearly $4 a barrel on Mondayand Tuesday, then reversing to climb by circa $2.40 on Wednesday.

A Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) for Ireland

A Financial Transaction Tax levies a (small to miniscule) percentage tax on financial transactions such as share and bond purchases and derivatives.

Freedom Technologists and the Future of Global Justice

But what role have internet freedom activists – or ‘freedom technologists’ – played in ongoing struggles for progressive political …
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