With news of ice sheets gradually melting, global temperature and sea levels rising, and extreme weather phenomena like intense rainfall and hurricanes, one cannot deny that Mother Earth is indeed suffering from climate change.
We might not be aware of it, but everyone is contributing to this phenomenon through our carbon footprint. Carbon footprint refers to…Continue
In the last decade, the city of London has given a lot of volume to the topic of recycling and environmental responsibility. Rubbish regulations between London councils and residents have increased, recycling rates have grown and the new COP 21 agreement has reached a very optimistic target for the UK's waste management program.
That's a pretty picture, but where does all the rubbish go for clearance and recycling? Statistics show – in low-income areas with high poverty…Continue
Information and communication are important components among the various dimensions of…Continue
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Forest in the Czech Republic. CREDIT: Jakub Sejkora.
It is no exaggeration to say that the outcomes of the Paris climate conference will determine the future of our planet. As world leaders gather for COP21 this December and try to agree on a global legally binding climate treaty, we offer…Continue
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The Alliance for Responsible and Sustainable Societies calls on all networks, collectives, individuals and institutions to sign up the Manifesto for the urgent adoption of a Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities.
The Manifest from Lima to Paris is a contribution of the South American…Continue
"The Darkest corners of hell are reserved for those, who in times of a crisis maintain neutrality."
It is a little challenging not to wake up and voice your thoughts when mornings begin with "news" like this. A little over a year ago an incident that occured in the Delhi zoo where Vijay the Tiger "maulled" a man to death compels you to question- What is the extent to which one can be held responsible for his or…Continue
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School: Modern Vidya Niketan School
High school student.Age 17
Sustainable Development and the Advent of Electric Cars
Environment can be wisely described through the words of Mr.Walt Disney-
“Landscapes of great wonder and beauty lie under our feet and all around us. They are…
Added by Vaibhav Kumar on January 5, 2015 at 2:50pm — No Comments
We are sharing here a digital dialogue that took place between Michael Edward Walsh, a visiting scholar at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, and Alvaro Cedeno Molinari, Costa Rican ambassador to Japan, on topics related to global ethics and citizenship. —CARNEGIE COUNCIL
Global Citizenship in International…Continue
I would like to share with everyone some of the work I have been focused on in the field of trans-generational justice. The attached document is the executive summary of a work in progress that I hope you find interesting. I welcome all comments and critiques, but emphasize that this is 1. only a summary and 2. an incomplete work. As such please do not cite this work, but know that I am more than happy to provide the final draft on this forum once it is…Continue
Deforestation is well-known to most as a critical ecological problem. Nowadays, even an elementary schooler has probably been taught that the rainforests are shrinking. If asked how to solve the problem, people of all ages would likely rack their brains to think of “go green” solutions like recycling or planting trees in the park. But few would think of halting the import of timber from conflict-stricken countries as a potential environmentally friendly solution. What’s war got to do with…Continue
Added by Samantha Sherman on September 9, 2013 at 3:41pm — No Comments
Many Americans have long waited for the President to clarify and deepen his position on how the United States should move forward on climate change. In the years since the George W. Bush administration abandoned the Kyoto Protocol, American engagement on the issue has been uneven, and voters have been only episodically motivated by concerns about Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina or about wildfires and droughts. President Obama's last-minute intervention in the United Nations Framework Convention…Continue
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This is the concept paper…Continue
To mark its Centennial in 2014, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs has launched Ethics for a Connected World. This multifaceted three-year project is engaging societies across the world in the quest for a global ethic—shared values with which to tackle problems that transcend…Continue
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As part of the Carnegie Council Centennial Thought Leaders Forum, Carnegie Council's Devin Stewart corresponded via email with Dr. Hans Küng. Dr. Küng is a Catholic priest and president of the Foundation for a Global Ethic.
DEVIN STEWART: What is morally distinct about the age we live in?
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As part of the Carnegie Council Centennial Thought Leaders Forum, Carnegie Council's Devin Stewart spoke with Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, and a former UN high commissioner for Human Rights. She is currently chancellor of the University of Dublin (Trinity College) and president of the Mary Robinson Foundation -…Continue
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Now that China's leadership transition has been completed, its new president Xi Jinping faces numerous challenges, from maintaining economic growth to combating corruption, pollution, and food supply scandals. Yet disagreement has been stirring on the best path to achieve…Continue
Added by Devin Stewart on March 20, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
A group of students at my alma mater in Minnesota have created an online petition and campaign demanding that the college adhere to its proclaimed sustainability vision. Arguing that its current plan is too opaque, they are asking the college to set transparent and measurable goals, and to give students insight into the progress toward attaining them.…Continue
Added by Andreas Rekdal on March 6, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
When you look at the world today, how do you see the world? How would you describe it, particularly from a moral perspective?
DAN ARIELY: I think morality has a few elements to it. It's a real struggle between what's good for me and…Continue
The Party's Over
In the wake of an unremitting and worsening cascade of killer storms, droughts, floods, heat waves there is a growing and irreversible global understanding of the need for common action for survival and to build a sustainable future. This does not mean the masters of fossil fuel business as usual have seen the light. Their determination to wring the last dollop of fossil fuel and with it the last dollar from an afflicted…Continue
SRDJA POPOVIC: It's a mix of good news and bad news. It's definitely faster. It's definitely more globalized. That means definitely people are…Continue
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