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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

TerraViva-United Nations, December 16, 2015

TerraViva-United Nations,  December 16, 2015

COP 21 Should be making People Ask: 'Where Does My Turkey Come From?'   A. D. McKenzie As the festive season begins, some farmers say that consumers should be asking about the origins of their food, and thinking about who produces it, especially in light of the historic accord reached at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) [...]

AT HIGH-LEVEL FORUM, TOP UN OFFICIALS URGE BRIDGING DIGITAL DIVIDE TO ‘POWER’ SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

AT HIGH-LEVEL FORUM, TOP UN OFFICIALS URGE BRIDGING DIGITAL DIVIDE TO ‘POWER’ SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

AT HIGH-LEVEL FORUM, TOP UN OFFICIALS URGE BRIDGING DIGITAL DIVIDE TO ‘POWER’ SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Citing remarkable achievement of the information and communication technologies (ICT) for development, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that the focus now lies on bridging the digital divide to facilitate inclusive [...]

After Paris, it’s time for a power shift

After Paris, it’s time for a power shift

After two weeks of tense negotiations, the final Paris climate agreement was released on Saturday. In many ways, the Paris Agreement represents a major step forward on climate. The agreement unites all countries under the effort to keep global warming below 1.5?, with a shared goal to bring greenhouse gas emissions to zero by the second half of [...]

The Paris Agreement, and What the Future Holds

The Paris Agreement, and What the Future Holds With thanks to our esteemed Advisory Board member ,Venezuela’s former Ambassador to India, Frank Bracho,  Hazel Henderson, Editor “ Today is a historic day: as tens of thousands of people filled the streets of Paris, politicians finalized a major new global climate agreement. The deal in [...]

COP 21: UN climate change conference | Paris

COP 21: UN climate change conference | Paris Paris climate deal: nearly 200 nations sign in end of fossil fuel era Two decades of talks have come to this: an ambitious agreement to hold states to emissions targets – but already low-lying countries are worried Suzanne Goldenberg, John Vidal, Lenore Taylor, Adam Vaughan and Fiona [...]

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, [...]

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