Austerity! What Austerity?
With an unemployment rate of around 5%, low inflation, low debt, low interest rates and a ‘AAA’ credit rating, the Australian economy has been the envy of many other developed nations since the global financial crisis (GFC) struck in late 2008.
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Quality, Sustainability and Resilience – A Must for African Women in Business
According to the Millennium Declaration of September 2000, governments committed to promoting gender equity and women empowerment to combat poverty, hunger and diseases. They also committed to stimulate sustainable development. Up to today here has not been efficient political will especially in Africa and sustained commitment to meeting the needs […]
Contemporary Carlowitz Summit: Interview with Klaus Töpfer
At the Contemporary Carlowitz Summit, hosted by the Bertelsmann Foundation and the German Council for Sustainable Development, Future Challenges spoke with Klaus Töpfer (Interview in German). Töpfer is the former German Minister for the Environment and a former Executive Director of the UNEP. In our conversation, we discovered that he […]
How Climate Change is Destroying the Earth
This is a guest post by the team of learnstuff.com. The article has originally been published here. Thanks to extensive research and noticeable changes in weather and storm prevalence, it’s getting harder to turn a blind eye to the reality of climate change. Since the Industrial Age spurred the increasing usage […]
LETS: building community resilience through local economies
Governance isn’t the only thing that is being taken into the hands of civil society. In Australia, the entire premise of the market system is also being reworked. If the state reneges on its promise to provide basic services, the opposite effect will happen – people will start taking things […]