Posts Tagged:Crisis

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EARTHtalks: Dare to be great!

On Thursday May, 16th, the annual EARTHtalks brought together renowned speakers and many (especially young) people interested in climate change and the environment in Vienna’s imperial Hofburg. In her introductory remarks, Freda Meissner-Blau chose “We want a lively planet” as the theme for this inspirational event which is organized by NEONGREEN Network as an “Initiative…

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Global risks: Climate change, financial crisis and inequality

My previous blogpost already mentioned the World Economic Forum’s recently released “Global Risks Report“. According to this report, cliamte change, the financial crisis and inequality are today’s three biggest risks and together form a multifaceted economic, societal and environmental crisis whose symptoms and challenges are highly interdependent. In the following, I would like to highlight some interesting first insights from the…

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The year starts with a record heat in Australia!

With hurricane Sandy still in our minds, the year began with another catastrophy as a result of climate change: Australia experiences a record heat! It can easily be seen that this is not a usual heat wave as the Australian weather office had to introduce a new colour to show temperature forecasts of more than 54…

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Europe: Austerity fails

Finland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Greece, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Portugal, Romania, the Netherlands and probably soon also France – this is the Guardian’s long list of the European countries whose governments resigned or weren’t re-elected during the past 14 months (!) due to their failed austerity politics. So, what remains from Europe’s two-year long try to calm…

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Real Democracy Now!

The current protests of ten-thousands of people in many Spanish cities are closely followed throughout Europe. While the Arab Spring was about a transition from dictatorship to democracy, the protests in Spain aiming for real democracy (“Democracia Real Ya”) are targeted at a postdemocratic system that’s ruined through the economic crisis. 45% youth unemployment brought young…

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Three Important Statements on the Economic and Financial Crisis

There’s a lot to say about the current financial and economic crisis. When daily news on bankrupt European countries, US debt or increasing commodity prices are increasing global imbalances, it becomes more difficult to stay on top of things and make sound economic predictions. That’s why I’d like to share three recent intersting analyses: Nouriel…

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Climate change needs inspiration and optimism

“Every crisis is an opportunity” – I don’t think that any other quote was more overstreched during the past two years to draw attention off the fact that politicians failed to take advantage of the opportunites for change during the eocnomic crisis. Thus, this important quote that we should use with regards to climate change…

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Give Young People a Voice!

A recent survey among 500 Austrian teenagers (aged 14-18 years) on environmental and social sustainability once again showed that particularly in times of crisis we have to offer opportunities for participation and decision-making to young people who want to create a fair and sustainable future for themselves. Responsible decision-maker cannot longer ignore those who have the biggest…

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