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Social Movements and Allies at COP21 Call for Transformation of Food Systems and Agroecology

The following is the sixth post in Groundswell International’s climate change series, addressing considerations for the 2015 Paris climate change conference. As the delegates to the COP21 deliberate the final agreements in Paris, social movements and allies within the ‘Global Convergence of Land and Water Struggles’ are advocating for climate justice and real solutions to the […]

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Rethinking and transforming the role of NGOs (part 2 of 8)

This is the second post in an eight-part series about how we can transform the roles of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) like Groundswell to make food sovereignty a reality. Read the first post. Rethinking and Transforming the Role of NGOs Many NGOs are doing valuable work, but having worked with NGOs for decades, we are aware […]

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Message in a bottle: learning our way out of unsustainability

“Message in a bottle: learning our way out of unsustainability” is the title of the provocative inaugural lecture given by Professor Arjen E. J. Wals upon taking up the posts of Professor of Social Learning and Sustainable Development, and UNESCO Chair at Wageningen University on May 27, 2010. Professor Wals describes the fundamental shift in […]

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