Romania’s Gilded Opportunity
These past days Romania’s little corner of the Internet has been all astir : lines have been drawn in the sand and crossed, war drums beaten and in a very uncharacteristic move, Romanians have once more taken to the streets. The reason? A controversial gold mining project has recently been approved […]
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A Zero-Sum Game?
Rapid globalization makes competition for land, raw materials and other resources intense. When the stakes are so high, can rural, indigenous peoples and urban, industrialized communities both benefit from resource extraction? Or is this situation a zero-sum game?
Allchar: a road to the sun, a road to big profit
There is only one place in the world where the mineral lorandite can be found in its purest form and in such vast quantities. That place is Allchar (Alshar) and is located in the Kozuf mountain Kozuf in Southern Europe, more precisely in Macedonia. Lorandite is important for science as […]
BRICS Reports: Riding Out The Storm
This article is part of a cooperation between Future Challenges and the Sustainable Governance Indicators (SGI). SGI’s new study “Change Ahead? Sustainable Governance in the BRICS” examines policy making in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. We’ve asked five of our bloggers to tell us what they think about the reports. At the […]
Workshop on E-Waste Management in Kenya
Recommendations from the National Stakeholders Workshop on E-Waste Management in Kenya. UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi, 7 September 2010. [issuu width=420 height=272 backgroundColor=%23222222 documentId=111201113902-4d922c413dbd4dc8a33acb724969b863 name=e-waste_workshop_recommendations_final_1_ username=futurechallenges tag=e-waste unit=px id=1f9a1fe1-2ac0-d2ac-d03c-ed1772934808 v=2] The material available via this link was produced by the United Nations.