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‘Wealth of Networks’

Tracks the emerging information-sharing, open-source cooperative sectors of economies in the USA, Canada, Europe, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and other countries. In this new sharing, cooperative economy, sectors are exchanging information, bartering and using new forms of currency in order to make their money stretch further. The Wealth of Networks balances the older competitive sectors based on money.

Relates to: Global Citizenship, Community Development Solutions, Beyond GDP, Partners/Links, EthicalMarkets.tv – The Money Fix and Money Innovation, Power of Yin, Articles by Hazel Henderson

Legal Issues and Intellectual Property Rights in Citizen Science

Legal Issues and Intellectual Property Rights in Citizen Science

Legal Issues and Intellectual Property Rights in Citizen Science Capitalizing on the momentum from the recent White House event -- which appointed citizen science coordinators in Federal agencies, highlighted legislation introduced in Congress concerning funding mechanisms and clarifying legal and administrative issues to using citizen science, [...]

Opinion: NGOs Still Leading the Global Debate on Climate

Opinion: NGOs Still Leading the Global Debate on Climate

Opinion: NGOs Still Leading the Global Debate on Climate Hazel Henderson, president of Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil) and author of Mapping the Global Transition to the Solar Age and other books. ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida, Dec 2 2015 (IPS) - Civil society organizations, known as NGOs, have for decades used their non-government status to [...]

Putting powerful platforms under cooperative control

Putting powerful platforms under cooperative control Submitted by Benjamin Melançon on Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:07 On November 13th and 14th in New York City, several hundred people gathered to talk about the problems of an online economy reliant on monopoly, extraction, and surveillance—and discuss how to build a "cooperative Internet, [...]

Cooperativism to Come

I just attended a terrific conference on Platform Cooperativism, hosted by Trebor Scholz and Nathan Schneider. It was a great gathering of hundreds of activists, alternative economy folks, thinkers, and doers. I was quite humbled to be asked to deliver the closing keynote, which was essentially a first effort at expressing the gist of my upcoming [...]

Stakeholders in climate science: Beyond lip service?

Research models are evolving in response to the need for on-the-ground knowledge of climate change impacts on communities. Partnership between researcher and practitioner is vital for adaptive policy efforts (1). Transdisciplinary research teams present new opportunities by involving academics and local stakeholders, who actively conceive, enact, [...]

WWW: Women Weave the Web Recommendations

WWW: Women Weave the Web Recommendations

Read Women's Global Recommendations on Digital Access, Digital Literacy, and Digital Empowerment WOMEN WEAVE THE WEB: Read the Recommendations Today After crowdsourcing hundreds of our community's voices from over 70 countries, we are excited to deliver to you the WWW: Women Weave the Web Recommendations Report. The report provides [...]

Creating a trading space for researchers and innovators at the 2015 Intelligent Efficiency Conference

Creating a trading space for researchers and innovators at the 2015 Intelligent Efficiency Conference

Creating a trading space for researchers and innovators at the 2015 Intelligent Efficiency Conference by Ethan Rogers, Senior Manager, Industry Are you conducting research on the use of information and communications technologies (ICT) and data analytics to save energy? Or, have you just finished some research and are looking for a venue [...]

Help us launch global Call for Climate Justice!

IfE Members, Friends, and Colleagues, In this time of sorrow over violence around the world, we have a little bit of good news: the International Civil Society Call to Address Inequalities and Social Justice in Climate Policy has received endorsements from over 200 organizations representing a huge diversity of countries, cultures and faiths! [...]

UN INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM CLOSES, HIGHLIGHTS LINKAGES WITH SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

UN INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM CLOSES, HIGHLIGHTS LINKAGES WITH SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

UN INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM CLOSES, HIGHLIGHTS LINKAGES WITH SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Consensus at the closing 10th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Brazil today underscored the contribution of Information Communications Technologies (ICTs) and the Internet to the achievement of the recently adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the [...]

SIGEF 2015, SHAPING BETTER TIMES TO COME, CONCLUDES WITH A GLOBAL CALL TO ACTION

SIGEF 2015, SHAPING BETTER TIMES TO COME, CONCLUDES WITH A GLOBAL CALL TO ACTION NGOs, project holders and a notable line-up of international speakers came together at the Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum (SIGEF 2015) – a three-day international event dedicated to celebrate positivity, diversity, creativity and action [...]

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