From climate change and peak oil to the Transition Towns Movement: BUILDING COMMUNITY RESILIENCE


Transition is an idea which has grabbed peoples’ imagination, empowered them, and helped channel energy into progressive community action for community resilience in the face of climate change and peak oil.  Read more »

Tackling Climate Change – False solutions and real solutions

COP 15

Climate change is the most important challenge facing mankind today. Its existence cannot be contested any longer, it is happening right before our eyes. The dangers are immense and time is extremely short. According to the leading scientific body for the study on climate change, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) an increase of 2 degrees Celsius of average global temperature above pre-industrial levels would have devastating effects: mass extinction of species, millions of people put at risk from crop failures, water shortages, flooding and homelessness.  Read more »

Down the plughole


Why bringing water into WTO services negotiations
would unleash a development disaster.