13.11.2014
On Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything’: the need for serious thought on capitalism and climate

While an excellent book, we need to look further than simply saying ‘social movements are the only answer’ if we are to develop effective movements that create change. The need for social movement mobilisation too easily becomes a slogan rather than a nuanced solution. We can both praise and look deeper than Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything’.

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01.11.2014
A Climate For Change

The ecological challenge should no longer be addressed solely as an environmental issue. Rather, it should be considered a social one. A riveting French report makes the relationship between the environment and 21st century lifestyles amazingly concrete.

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01.11.2014
Time to Find A New Way to Tell The Story

The IPCC’s latest report is categorical: unless we act now, dramatic changes in global temperatures will occur by the end of the century. The message is loud and clear: it is a call to action of the utmost urgency.

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29.10.2014
The green line in welfare politics

Green parties face major challenges ahead. How can we finance welfare in the future? How do we strengthen the third sector and the public sector in many countries? How do we find ways to regulate the private welfare market? How much of the wealth can be managed by non-profit organisations or volunteer work (the church or the family?) These are among the questions that are discussed in a new report by GEF and its partners.

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01.08.2014
Ecolo, Democracy as a Project

Long perceived and portrayed as a party unlike the others, Ecolo has succeeded in becoming one of French-speaking Belgium’s four ‘big’ parties in just 30 years. But today, many struggle to grasp what distinguishes the Green party since so many others have adopted the theme of sustainable development. A review of ‘Ecolo, Democracy as a Project’ by Benoit Lechat.

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01.08.2014
The EU Fifth Project: Democracy for Sustainability

The EU Fifth Project is creating a network of community-based movements as part of a broader transition, starting at the local level and gaining international momentum, with the aim of building a sustainable future.

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01.08.2014
Bridging the Gap: Autonomy as a Pathway to Civil Society

An interview with Ralf Fücks, Director of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

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01.08.2014
The Democratisation of All Areas of Life

The coming upheaval in our ways of living and working will require us to live an ecological lifestyle based on new forms of democratic participation that enable us to collectively and comprehensively reshape our social and physical environment.

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01.08.2014
Long-Term Vision for Day to Day Politics

Are political parties still capable of integrating the long term into their strategic reflections?

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01.08.2014
For an Ecological Democracy

Modern representative democracy is not conducive to handling environmental challenges. Ecology requires new political institutions capable of tackling long-term concerns.

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