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Food justice is about more than food security and nutrition

30 July 2014
UPSIDES RECOMMENDS - We need fundamental change in the food system that has developed in the rich world, particularly in the last 75 years or so. read more
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Growth rates in developing countries too modest?

23 July 2014
UPSIDES RECOMMENDS - The World Bank has lowered its forecasts for developing countries, now eyeing growth at 4.8 percent this year, down from its January estimate of 5.3 percent. Signs point to strengthening in 2015 and 2016 to 5.4 and 5.5 percent, respectively. According to the Bank’s Global Economic Prospects report, what are the regional highlights? read more
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‘There’s more than just more all the time’

14 July 2014
Tim Jackson goes to bat for prosperity without growth. The influential British scientist and author of the book ‘Prosperity without Growth’ is aware that letting go of the growth economy is risky. But he is convinced that it is possible. For an economy without growth, alternative investments are necessary, as is a less materialistic lifestyle. In a conversation with him, he explains that this does not mean that we will be less happy. read more

Experts: Stable governance, trade frameworks needed to tip Asia toward green economy

3 July 2014
UPSIDES RECOMMENDS – JAKARTA, Indonesia — Despite preventive measures, complex laws and policies governing forest resources in Asia are often undermined by corrupt and illegal activities that hinder attempts to develop a “greener” economy in the region, experts said at a recent conference. read more