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Book of the day: The Safe Operating Space Treaty

By on March 23, 2017

Full title – The Safe Operating Space Treaty: A New Approach to Managing Our Use of the Earth System Editor(s): Paulo Magalhães, Will Steffen, Klaus Bosselmann, Alexandra Aragão, Viriato Soromenho-Marques Book description from the publisher’s site: It is clear that international law is not yet equipped to handle the “ecological goods and services” that exist... Continue reading

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It Belongs to Everyone

By on March 12, 2016

We share so very much…but who does it really belong to?   The many efforts of groups around the world are converging for justice, peace, the end of poverty, the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, and the restoration of

Twelve Benefits of a Commons-Focused Approach – #Commons

By on March 12, 2016

Mhere are many benefits from re-looking at difficult, immovable situations from the ancient perspective of the Commons By Kevin Hansen Originally published June 2011; updated March 2016 During the process of filming the documentary The Commons, it has become clear that

Penelise Alofa – Losing Her Country to Sea Level Rise

By on October 30, 2014

Penelise Alofa, of the Kiribati Islands, describes how she is losing her country as it is slowly submerged by sea level rise. How can a person face such a fate? How can others understand how it would feel to have