Why Future Generations Will Ask Where You Were on September 21, 2014

Todd Gitlin* – The Nation The People’s Climate March proves the Climate Movement has reached critical mass, like the Civil Rights Movement, Antiwar, feminist and gay movements before it. Less than two weeks have passed and yet it isn’t too early to say it: the People’s Climate March changed the …

Peer production, disruption and the law – call for debates, essays and interviews

“P2P Foundation” – 2 new articles 1.     Peer production, disruption and the law – call for debates, essays and interviews 2.     Legislation and Finance for community ownership of renewable energy across Europe 3.     More Recent Articles 4.     Search P2P Foundation 5.     Prior Mailing Archive Peer production, disruption and the law …

PRI in Person conference in Montréal 24-26 September.

JOIN US AT PRI IN PERSON IN MONTRÉAL I would personally like to invite you to this year’s PRI in Person conference in Montréal 24-26 September. As part of a whole week of responsible investment events in Montréal, PRI in Person is our annual conference and the responsible investment event …

[SFM Participants] Taking the nSFM debate to the mainstream media

Colleagues   I’ve recently had 2 opportunities to argue the case for sustainable markets in mainstream fora and I thought you might be interested to see them but also I wanted to raise a generic idea.   The first was a TV debate about financial reporting with the UK regulator, FRC …

Book Review: Radical Abundance By K. Eric Drexler

Radical Abundance: How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization Any book by Eric Drexler must be taken seriously since his Engines of Creation (1986) launched global debates about the field of nanotechnology (assembling objects atom by atom) and the many controversies engendered. These controversies over the intervening decades ranged from the …

Focus on the Global South Newsletter: World Trade Organization’s free trade jeopardized people’s rights

In this edition of Focus on the Global South Newsletter, we revisit the Asian Development Bank’s role in the ‘privatization’ of Asia and how the World Trade Organization’s free trade and investment policies have jeopardized people’s rights and the environment.  Through its growth strategy, ADB continues to promote privatization and create …

Friday Video: ENERGY QUEST USA

ENERGY QUEST USA—Earth: The Operators’ Manual (program 3)  Visit five very different communities, from Alaska to the East Coast, to meet people who are taking charge of their energy future. Instead of waiting for Washington, these folks are rolling up their sleeves and meeting the challenges head on. In the …

Forum 2000 Focusing on Social Transformation and Havel’s Global Minimum this 15-17 September 2013

Press release, 19 March 2013, Prague  This year, Forum 2000 is focusing on social transformation and Havel’s global minimum  The 17th annual Forum 2000 conference takes place this year in Prague on 15-17 September. Confirmed guests include His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel and notable …

‘Dear Mr. UN Secretary-General …’ COMPETITION RESULTS

As part of the lead-up to Rio+20, The Living Rainforest invited children around the world to tell us what they think governments and world leaders should be doing to build a more sustainable future on planet Earth. We were delighted to receive 885 entries from 59 countries! First Prize, a once-in-a-lifetime trip …