08 Jul 2022

CLIMATE FINANCING AS GENDER EQUALITY CATALYST

Relations between climate change and gender equality are more and more in the focus. A lot (but not nearly enough) has already been said about disproportional effects that climate change have on women, who constitute the majority of the population already affected by climate change or being under the direct threat.

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DIVEST NOW!

Divestment is a process on the opposite side of investment. It implies withdrawal of stocks, bonds or investment funds from fossil fuel companies. At the same time divestment is a powerful political tool to point out core problems, to target perpetrators rather than users/victims and to point out necessary changes of the financial system.

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GREENWASHING – PAINT IT GREEN

In my hometown there is an old company which is somehow still working. The company has a wall which separates the factory grounds from the street and which turned out to be quite suitable for street art. As the number of factory workers went down and the labour rights of those still working decreased, the company owner decided to paint that wall in bright colors.

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THE ROLE OF STORYTELLERS IN DEVELOPMENT POLICY

Generally the aid policy has been based on donor’s conditions and interest through decades. Though all evidence show that the domination of donor countries perspectives in aids policies is a huge obstacle that still has to be overcome in order to provide a solid foundation for sustainable development.

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GLOBAL CHALLENGES – LOCAL SOLUTIONS

It is often said that climate challenges are global, but the emissions and solutions are local. Each municipality council around the world holds some of the most important keys to unlocking the threats to our future.

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PARTNERSHIPS FOR A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

In order to understand the Green movement in Eastern Europe one must look at it from a wider perspective. The democratic systems in the region’s countries have been taking constant turns in the last couple of decades, and their governments have been gradually, but surely reducing public liberties.

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CLIMATE CHANGE RESILIENCE STRATEGIES A TOOL TOWARDS ACHIEVING SDGS

Every country needs to review its progress towards achieving sustainable developments goals by assessing challenges facing its policies in combatting climate change.

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WHAT TO DO(UGHNUT) ABOUT THE ECONOMY?

Traditionally development goes hand in hand with economic growth and the health of nations is measured in monetary terms through gross domestic product (GDP). However, it is evident by looking at the current state of the world that economic growth is not enough to provide basic human rights

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