Declining democrary in India and our common future

20 October 2019 - Perspectives

The author is a social activist from India – Ask any liberal, secular Indian about India today, and you will invariably get one common response, ‘Democracy is under threat’! Today the attention of the global community is focused on the revocation of Article 370 in August 2019 and the unprecedented clampdown, curfew and communications blackout …Read More

A personal appeal to face the elephants in the room

20 August 2019 - Perspectives

Raquel Luna – As a mental exercise, let us take two assumptions and imagine they are seriously -no, better deadly- real : Right now, (and to emphasize again) at this very moment, the actual ecosystems are, literally, collapsing. Life is dying : coral bleaching in the warming oceans, the poles are melting faster than the …Read More

Brexit: „We must ensure that UK civil society continues to have a voice at EU level“

25 June 2019 - Perspectives

Interview with Claire Godfrey, Head of Policy and Campaigns at BOND. Bond is the UK network for organisations working in international development. Interview by Alexandre Mortelette and Antoniya Argirova.   1. What will be, in your opinion, the impact of Brexit on European development policy? The answer to this very much depends on what kind …Read More

«European citizens should show solidarity with those affected by pesticides in the South.»

2 April 2019 - Dossier

Interview with Sarojeni Rengam, Executive Director of Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific (PANAP) What does PANAP do? PAN Asia-Pacific is an Asia-wide network that also covers parts of the Pacific region. We are working on the elimination of pesticides because of their impact on human health and the environment. Their effects are both immediate and …Read More

7 messages to the new Ethiopian Prime Minister

31 March 2019 - Perspectives

In a letter to the new Prime Minister of Ethiopia, the agricultural expert Million Belay, makes 7 proposals to promote sustainable agriculture. If I could have a chance to speak to the Prime Minister, I would discuss with him about the following seven issues. 1 I will tell him to endorse agroecology. Despite a lot …Read More