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Afghanistan: The Battle for Control of Ressources

Afghanistan has a new mining law that aims to tap the potentially lucrative sector to fund the country's post-war development. Critics say, it falls short of international standards and could encourage further conflict and corruption.

By Lynne O'Donnell

Commons based peer production: an introduction

Is our economy essentially wrong? It beliefs in abundant material resources and meanwhile infinite immaterial resources like knowledge and design are maintained artifically scarce, but there is an alternative.

By Michel Bauwens

The cost of climate change must be met by the polluting industries

Only 90 companies worldwide are responsible for 63 percent of carbon emissions in the atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution. These climate offenders must be held accountable for their role in global warming, according to the "Carbon Majors Funding Loss and Damage" report, published today by the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Climate Justice Programme.

Memorandum: Resource Politics for a Fair Future

How could a just and democratic resource politics look like that respects both planetary boundaries and human rights? The Memorandum “Resource Politics for a Fair Future” is the outcome of a two-year international dialogue process of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

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Risky Reserves

What are governments doing to prepare for a post-oil future? Lili Fuhr and Johnny West encourage oil-producing countries to get ready for more robust climate policies.

By Lili Fuhr, Johnny West

Between Ambition and Reality: India’s Nuclear Power Programme

Undeterred by the Fukushima disaster, and notwithstanding the shoddy performance of its Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), India is forging ahead with ambitious plans to expand its nuclear energy generation capacity manifold from the present 4,780 megawatts.

By Praful Bidwai

Indus Waters Treaty 1960: An Indian Perspective

Global climate change and its possible impact on water availability in the Indus river system are matters of vital concern, on which India and Pakistan must work on together. However the ongoing cooperation between them must go beyond the limited issue of emission reductions.

By Ramaswamy R Iyer

Afghanistan's wasted potential

The country’s natural resources, especially its abundance of water, could bring great benefits to the Afghans – but only if the right conditions can be achieved. A summary of "Afghanistan's Transition in the Making?"

By Stefan Schaaf

Meat Atlas

The publication sheds light on the impacts of meat and dairy production, and aims to catalyse the debate over the need for better, safer and more sustainable food and farming.


"The situation in big cities is really urgent"

Ana Di Pangracio is Deputy Director at Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales FARN. She was one of the participants of the Future Workshop Chile/Argentina/Brasil where this interview was conducted.

By Ana Di Pangracio

Diagnoses and Challenges from the Perspective of "Cono Sur" Countries

A major obstacle in conflict-ridden countries is related to the centrality of the markets. During the Future Workshop in Cono Sur participants discussed the linked socio-environmental conflicts.

By Malik Fercovic, Recaredo Alberto Gálvez Carrasco, María Cecilia Reeves, Betzabet Morero, Ana Di Pangracio