International Development

Why Defining Sustainable Development is Difficult

a word that’s used a lot, there’s no consensus on what Sustainable Development means. Why is it so difficult to define?

Sustainable Development Movie Round Up

A round up of movies that explain issues of sustainable development, while also being compelling viewing.

Bringing the Future into the Present - by bringing in more presence

In business, the quarterly report is bemoaned by those seeking long term sustainable change as it puts focus on short term profit over long term thinking. In international development, short time frames for long-term problems such as reducing poverty are also much bemoaned.

Oil-Damaged Waters: A Nigerian perspective on the Gulf Spill

A Nigerian perspective on the Gulf Oil Spill - and the discrepency between the US and Nigeria's sustainable development

Show me the money: Illicit Financial Flows

Hundreds of billions of dollars has flown out of Africa, just when the continent needed it for sustainable development.

Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

Global biodiversity is rapidly declining. What does that mean for Sustainable Development?

Leaders, come on down to clean up your mess

We need a community clean up of the gulf-and that community should include execs, presidents and other social leaders.

Who Shapes Sustainable Development?

A recent conflict in Brazil brings light to the question of who makes the rules of development.

Dennis Dollens: “growing ideas” for green building

Dollens is an architect with some interesting ideas about biomimicry, iphone apps, and manga comics.

Beyond the MDGs- who's watching?

The much discussed MDG framework will end in 2015. What should replace it? And do the people whom it effects care?

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