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Daniele Ganser - Wie die NATO-Länder die UNO sabotieren

Daniele GanserIllegale Kriege - Wie die NATO-Länder die UNO sabotieren. Eine Chronik von Kuba bis Syrien. Wir, die Völker der Vereinten Nationen – fest entschlossen, künftige Geschlechter vor der Geißel des Krieges zu bewahren, die zweimal zu unseren Lebzeiten unsagbares Leid über die Menschheit gebracht hat –, haben beschlossen: Alle Mitglieder unterlassen in ihren internationalen Beziehungen jede gegen die territoriale Unversehrtheit oder die politische Unabhängigkeit eines Staates gerichtete oder sonst mit den Zielen der Vereinten Nationen unvereinbare Androhung oder Anwendung von Gewalt.

Im Zweifel für Europa?

Credit: Andrei PungovschiSo bunt war Alpbach noch nie. 102 Nationen waren am Europäischen Forum Alpbach 2016 vertreten, das zum mittlerweile 72. Mal erfolgreich über die Bühne ging. Insgesamt 5.340 TeilnehmerInnen kamen, um zu dem Generalthema „Neue Aufklärung“ über Schwerpunkte wie Digitalisierung und EU-Außenpolitik zu diskutieren. Die erfreuliche Bilanz des Europäischen Forums Alpbach schließt auch die 700 StipendiatInnen mit ein, die mit WissenschafterInnen, ExpertInnen und VertreterInnen aus Politik, Wirtschaft und Zivilgesellschaft den Mut aufbrachten, gemeinsam Neuland zu betreten.

Welt immer ärmer, radikaler, undemokratischer

World on FireNicht nur aufgrund der Flüchtlingszahlen nimmt die deutsche Öffentlichkeit internationale Krisen derzeit recht unmittelbar wahr. Konfliktlösungen allerdings sind kaum in Sicht, im Gegenteil: Politische und soziale Spannungen nehmen weltweit zu. Und sie kommen Westeuropa so nah wie lange nicht. Der BTI identifiziert Stärken und Schwächen der Steuerung von Transformationsprozessen im internationalen Vergleich und benennt Beispiele guter Regierungsführung. Er ist das Ergebnis der Zusammenarbeit von knapp 300 Länder- und Regionalexperten von führenden Universitäten und Think Tanks weltweit.

Bewältigung der Flüchtlingskrise

Deutsches Institut für EntwicklungspolitikEuropa kann keine Inseln der Glückseligen sein, weil grenzüberschreitende Krisen durch Mauern, Wegschauen und nicht-Handeln nicht einfach verschwinden. Das ist die Lehre von 2015: Finanzmarktkrisen und Griechenland, Ebola, Charlie Hebdo und islamistischer Terror mitten in Europa, weltweite Datenspionage bis ins Kanzleramt, das Elend der Flüchtlinge. 2015 ist kein ungewöhnliches Krisenjahr, auf das wieder ruhigeres Fahrwasser folgt. Unter Bedingungen umfassender Globalisierung müssen wir endlich lernen, deren Bumerangeffekte dauerhaft zu beherrschen, wenn Wohlstand und Demokratie eine Zukunft haben sollen.

Toyota i-Road Carsharing

Toyota i-RoadToyota i-Road to “change the amazement of today into the commonplace of tomorrow” The Ha:Mo Project. TOYOTA changed the automotive industry with the Prius. Now, nearly two decades later, the Japanese motoring innovator is spreading the word on a new revolution in mobility with the launch of the i-Road. The new electric vehicle and car-sharing concept has been accompanied by a compelling digital marketing plan aimed at getting cities across the world on board.

SUSTAINIA100 - 2014

sustainia100This guide to 100 innovative solutions from around the world presents readily available projects at the forefront of sustainable transformation. These solutions will inspire investors, business leaders, policy makers and consumers all over the world to shape the future into a sustainable future.

Redesigning Organisations for Resilience

Nature of BusinessThis book sets out a new business paradigm. Author Giles Hutchins presents the challenges to the prevailing ‘business as usual’ model, explains the pressing need for transformational change, and reveals the concepts and mindsets necessary to inspire the businesses of tomorrow. Going beyond current approaches to responsible and green business, Hutchins focuses on the emergence of new ways of operating and creating value in an increasingly volatile and interconnected world.

Urban Design Awards 2014

Masterplanning FuturesUrban design is the collaborative and multi-disciplinary process of shaping the physical setting for life in cities, towns and villages; the art of making places; design in an urban context. Urban design involves the design of buildings, groups of buildings, spaces and landscapes, and the establishment of frameworks and processes that facilitate successful development. The winners in the Practice, Public Sector, Developer and Student Award categories were selected by a vote of the Urban Design Group membership.

Stuffocation - less but better stuff

stuffocationStuffocation explains how less but better stuff and space can lead to more time, more experiences, more connecting with people and therefore more happiness. Designed right, small is the new big. Stuffocation explains how less but better stuff and space can lead to more time, more experiences, more connecting with people and therefore more happiness.

Sharing Economy + Political Evolution

share world resourcesCan the sharing economy movement address the root causes of the world’s converging crises? Unless the sharing of resources is promoted in relation to human rights and concerns for equity, democracy, social justice and sustainability, then such claims are without substantiation – although there are many hopeful signs that the conversation is slowly moving in the right direction.

CollaborativeChange

collaborative changeCollaborative Change is a multi-disciplinary approach to social innovation, driven by the power of participation. It is being applied by public, private and third sector organisations to develop insight, trigger innovation and measure impact within hard-to-reach communities. 

LeWeb

LeWebLeWeb is the most talked about international conference for start-ups and all web entrepreneurs looking to kick start and accelerate their business, reach global media, or discover the next great idea. Launched in 2004 by Loïc and Geraldine Le Meur, LeWeb Paris is Europe’s leading Internet conference, networking and business event. Each year LeWeb Paris brings together start-ups, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, Tech leaders, visionary thinkers, business angels, specialist bloggers and media who are operating in the vast Internet eco-system.

A Model for Truly Affordable Green Cohousing

lilacThe triple bottom line for business is people, planet, profit. What is it for housing? A group of people in Leeds, England have built a cohousing project that sets a triple-benefit bar for housing projects by prioritizing three core tenets: the environment, affordability, and community.

Consumer Behavior and Sustainability

© Copyright 2013 BSRIncreasing numbers of businesses are enabling sustainable consumer behaviors such as recycling, healthy living, the purchase of sustainable products, product take-back, and water conservation. According to new survey results released today by BSR and Futerra, business leaders expect exponential growth in consumer interest and business action on these sustainable lifestyles issues within five years. At the same time, they are struggling to articulate that potential within their current business models.

21st Century Movements

by Matthias MakarinusPurpose creates 21st century movements. We deploy the collective power of millions of citizens and consumers to help solve some of the world’s biggest problems. We develop and launch our own social and consumer movements using our model of movement entrepreneurship, and we work with organizations and progressive companies to help them mobilize large-scale, purposeful action.

INDEX: Design to Improve Life

FreshPaperInspiring, Educating and Engaging people in designing sustainable solutions to global challenges. Selected from 1.022 nominations from 73 countries the finalists for INDEX: Award 2013 have been narrowed down to 59 truly inspiring designs. Additionally, it is established that the designers of the world primarily focus on problem solving within 12 global challenges: Education, Empowerment, Energy, Environment & Climate Adaptation, Food, Government, Habitation, Health, Lifestyle, Mobility, Money & New Value and Water.

The Rise of Circle Economy

circle economyCircle Economy has been initiated by Robert-Jan van Ogtrop, former CEO Bols Royal Distilleries and Remy Cointreau, in 2009. As his experience in the business world grew, so did Robert-Jan’s belief that our current system is malfunctioning; a finite system of take-make-waste that has led us to live in, not only an economical crisis, but an ecological and cultural crisis as well. Therefore, we need a fundamental shift of our entire system. The only way to get this done is by collaboration in a non-threatening environment.

Work Life Balance

oecdThe ability to combine work, family commitments and personal life is important for the wellbeing of all household members. It is also important for society as a whole, as it ensures that people have sufficient time to socialise and participate in the life of the community.

Food Swapping Movement

Food SwappingThe food swapping movement is taking off in the UK with new groups springing up across the country. Throughout history food has been swapped and traded, from cacao beans to spices. But a modern movement is growing in the UK with anything from home-made sushi, ice cream and pate to eggs, apples and wild garlic on offer.

The coming adventures of sustainability

futerra“No, no! The adventures first. Explanations take such a dreadful time”. So said the Gryphon to Alice in Lewis Carroll’s book of her eponymous “Adventures in Wonderland”. It strikes me that this pretty much epitomises the way we should engage each other in addressing our own pressing sustainability challenges.

Change Agent - Nature of Business

Redesigning for ResilienceThe Nature of Business explores how the increasingly unpredictable, interconnected and uncertain nature of business calls for a more emergent, dynamic approach to organisations and leadership. Giles Hutchins, the author, explains through business insights, quotes and examples that a new business paradigm is emerging which challenge prevailing perceptions of business.

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2016 SHIFT HAPPENS

Exploring The Shift. The Shift is not a thing. It is an action and a state of being, a Shift of awareness from EGO- to ECO-System.

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