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Newsletter 10/2013

Local Groups in Action
Global Marshall Plan Initiative Celebrates “Autofreien Tag” in Wörgl
Millennium Development Goals: How Many Promises Were Broken?
New IPCC Report: Human Actions Are Mainly to Blame for Climate Change
New IPSO Report: The Health of Oceans is Rapidly Deteriorating
Future Megacities in Balance
5 Euros Against Ignorance
Energy-Efficient Home Heating: Lots of Potential to Save Money and Energy
Buch7.de Donates Book Subscription to High School
Tree By Tree now available in Chinese
One of the First Self-Organized Academies in Chiapas
First Plant-for-the-Planet Academies in the Philippines
Everything Would Be Alright
Fracking Revisited

News

Local Groups in Action
This month, we yet again would like to showcase the achievements of some of our local groups. Owing to their drive and commitment, progress is continually being made towards “a world in balance.”


Global Marshall Plan Initiative Celebrates “Autofreien Tag” in Wörgl
The Global Marshall Plan Initiative generated a lot of interest on “Car-free Day” in Tirol.

– Current Issues –

Millennium Development Goals: How Many Promises Were Broken?
Since 1990, progress has been made in almost all areas tackled by the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), but only 3 goals will be presumably achieved until 2015. The MDGs are an integral part of the Global Marshall Plan.


New IPCC Report: Human Actions Are Mainly to Blame for Climate Change
In response to the new IPCC report, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for strong actions by governments to limit carbon dioxide emissions: “The heat is on. We must act.”


New IPSO Report: The Health of Oceans is Rapidly Deteriorating
The health of the oceans is declining faster than originally expected. Carbon dioxide emissions, overfishing and pollution are mostly, if not solely, to blame for this crisis. In face of these health threats, leading marine scientists warn that mass extinction of species may be inevitable.

– Background Information –

Future Megacities in Balance
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding nine research- and model projects with the goal of developing strategies and pilot projects which show new ways of introducing energy- and climate efficient structures into urban growth centres.

– Take Action –

5 Euros Against Ignorance
A clever way to support us


Energy-Efficient Home Heating: Lots of Potential to Save Money and Energy
If you want to save money and energy this winter, you simply have to follow some easy rules.

– News from the Network –

Buch7.de Donates Book Subscription to High School
To support the Global Marshall Plan Foundation, the online bookshop donated a 1-year book subscription to the Käthe-Kollwitz-Gymnasium in Halberstadt.

– Plant-for-the-Planet –

Tree By Tree now available in Chinese
Take a Look at the 8th Online Book


One of the First Self-Organized Academies in Chiapas
Mexico: 100 trees were planted on the grounds of the San Felipe school


First Plant-for-the-Planet Academies in the Philippines
Philippines: Over 900 newly-appointed Climate Justice Ambassadors pledge to fight the climate crisis in July and August 2013

– Books –

Everything Would Be Alright
New to order in our shop! The perfect Christmas gift!

– Opinion –

Fracking Revisited
Is America playing with fire?


Events

26.10.2013 – 30.11.2013
Plant-for-the-Planet Academies in 2013
Sign in now and become Ambassador! – Children (8-14 years) and youths (15-21 years)

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The Global Marshall Plan Initiative works towards a worldwide Eco-Social Market Economy by the means of a Global Marshall Plan. Global Marshall Plan News is the means to inform all supporters about the latest developments.

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