Publications

The Global Water Grab: A Primer

Primer
August 2014

Water grabbing refers to situations where powerful actors take control of valuable water resources  for their own benefit, depriving local communities whose livelihoods often depend on these resources and ecosystems.

Coca leaf: Myths and Reality

Primer
August 2014

Many myths surround coca. Every day press accounts around the world use the word coca in their headlines, when in fact they refer to cocaine. TNI's Drugs and Democracy Team exposes the myths and reality surrounding the coca leaf.

 

 

 

 

 

Global Experiences with Harm Reduction for Stimulants and New Psychoactive Substances

Report
August 2014

The Expert Seminar on the Global Experiences with Harm Reduction for Stimulants and New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), an initiative of the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Forum Droghe, took place in Rome on May 20, 2014 at Università Pontificia Lateranense. A total of 23 people attended the meeting, representing research and academic institutions as well as non-governmental organizations working in the field.

Reclaiming Free Prior and Informed Consent

Briefing
July 2014

The jury is still out on Free Pior and Informed Consent (FPIC). Will it ‘help’ or ‘hurt’ the cause of agrarian justice? The dilemmas and challenges of using FPIC are already surfacing and warrant closer attention – precisely because of what is at stake: what development, for whom and what purposes, how and where, and with what implications?

Drugs, armed conflict and peace

Briefing
July 2014

This policy briefing analyses the results of the partial agreement on drugs reached at the talks being held in Havana between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, and the Colombian government.

Annual report 2013

Annual report
July 2014

Exposing secretive investment courts. Supporting a historic step on cannabis regulation. Working alongside communities in the South as they seek to regain control of their land. Battling to stop corporate impunity, and to keep water in public hands. These were the highlights of TNI’s 2013 – and yet they only scratch the surface of what we do.

Feiten of Fabels

Primer
Sophia Beunder, Bas van Beek, Roeline Knottnerus, Ivo Kuppens, Jilles Mast
June 2014

Over TTIP wordt veel geschreven, wat zijn nu de feiten en wat zijn de fabels?

Unpacking Competitiveness

Primer
ATTAC, Andy Storey, Alexandra Strickner, Steffen Stierle
June 2014

The Competitiveness Pact is the final stage of the new EU economic governance architecture. In this primer, we expose the myths and reality surrounding competitiveness – and what it really means for the lives of Europeans.

Flex trees

Report
Markus Kröger
June 2014

Flex trees seem to offer timely opportunities for socio-environmentally sustainable solutions, but also present dangers, particularly if such changes accelerate the concentration of land and plantation-based development, whereby forests compete with and may replace food production.

The Politics of Flex crops and Commodities

Report
Ryan Isakson, Les Levidow
June 2014

Flex crops are crops that can be used for food, feed, fuel or industrial material. Their emergence as critical global commodities is integral to understanding today's agroindustrial economy. 

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