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  1. Global Campaign: Week of Peoples Mobilisation

    12 October 2019 - Event

    Join in to reclaim peoples rights over investors and corporate profits and impunity.

  2. ISDS en chiffres

    • Bettina Müller, Cecilia Olivet
    08 October 2019

    Pas moins de 106 demandes d’arbitrage afférentes à des traités d’investissement concernaient des États d’Afrique. Cela représente 11 % de tous les différends connus entre investisseurs et États dans le monde.

  3. Impacts of investment arbitration against African states

    • Bettina Müller, Cecilia Olivet
    08 October 2019

    By the end of August 2019, African States had been hit by a total of 106 known investment treaty arbitration claims.  This represents 11% of all known investor-state disputes worldwide. Between 2013 and 2018, there has been an unprecedented boom of claims against African governments. During these last six years, they received more investor claims than the previous 20 years combined. This paper exposes how the international investment regime affects African countries.

  4. The Amazon and the hell of power

    Francesco Martone
    03 October 2019
    Article

    Power inferno”, this is the title Jean Baudrillard gave to one of his essays in the aftermath of the attack on the Twin Towers, paraphrasing the title of a catastrophic film that hit the billboards years earlier: A “Tower Inferno”. A hell of power. This we might say today, as in past occasions, of the Amazon, an image of fire, destruction and resistance, that has been cyclically appearing and reappearing in the media, and that periodically unleashes indignation and helplessness, as if the Amazon were some sort of symbol of past and future apocalypse.

  5. Los desafíos del cannabis medicinal en Colombia

    • Nicolás Martínez Rivera
    02 October 2019
    Policy briefing

    En julio de 2016 el gobierno colombiano expidió la ley 1787 que regula el uso y la comercialización del cannabis medicinal en el país. Con esta decisión y una serie de resoluciones subsiguientes, Colombia se sumó a más de una decena de países que han puesto en práctica distintos tipos de reglamentación para explorar las ventajas de esta planta como alternativa farmacéutica.

  6. Think Global Drink Local: Pub Quiz #6

    09 October 2019 - Event

    An exciting 6th edition of the Think Global Drink Local Pub Quiz, at the beautiful Brouwerij Poesiat & Kater.

  7. UN and WEF Sign MOU on Strategic Partnership Framework

    Las Naciones Unidas firman un acuerdo con el Foro Económico Mundial que amenaza los principios democráticos

    Harris Gleckman
    30 September 2019
    Opinion

    La última semana de junio de 2019 se celebró un enlace global entre Gobiernos y corporaciones al que ni siquiera se invitó a los propios Gobiernos y a la ciudadanía

  8. Hundreds of Civil Society Organizations Worldwide Denounce World Economic Forum´s Takeover of the UN

    27 September 2019
    Press release

    The call, made in an open letter, denounces attempts to ‘delegitimiz[ing] the United Nations and weaken(ing) the role of states in global decision-making.

  9. ¡Salvad las colinas Sperrin! El agua vale más que el oro

    Niamh Ni Bhriain
    25 September 2019
    Article

    Las colinas Sperrin, en el condado de Tyrone, en Irlanda, están surcadas por manantiales que fluyen por las vertientes occidentales hacia el río Foyle, mientras que en la parte oriental serpentean hacia el lago Neagh. Este fluir interminable de agua evoca el orden natural: el agua pertenece a este lugar. Pero la población local lucha por protegerlo de una fiebre del oro inminente y devastadora.

  10. Pon fin al acuerdo de asociación estratégica entre las Naciones Unidas (ONU) y el Foro Económico Mundial (FEM)

    25 September 2019
    Article

    La Secretaria General de la ONU y el Foro Económico Mundial firmaron el pasado 13 de junio un Acuerdo de Asociación Estratégica para la implementación de la agenda 2030 (ODS). Este acuerdo significa una formalización de la captura corporativa de la ONU y un camino hacia una gobernanza global cada vez más privatizada y menos democrática.

  11. End the United Nations/World Economic Forum Partnership Agreement.

    25 September 2019
    Article

    The UN Secretary General and the World Economic Forum signed on June 13 a Strategic Partnership Agreement for the implementation of the 2030 agenda (SDG). More than 240 organisations signed the following letter demanding the end of the agreement and denouncing it for formalising the corporate capture of the UN and moving towards an increasingly privatized and less democratic global governance.

  12. The Transnational Institute supports the Global Climate Strike

    24 September 2019
    Declaration

    The climate crisis is a manifestation of the systemic, capitalist crisis. We demand governments tackle the climate crisis by ending corporate power, facilitated by the trade and investment regime, that has long destroyed livelihoods and communities.

    This corporate impunity has led to the wholesale looting of the biosphere, authoritarian responses and worsening social, political and environmental conflicts, particularly in the Global South.

  13. Marine Spatial Planning

    • Thibault Josse, Marthin Hadiwinata, Henrikus Pratama, Zoe Brent, Mads Barbesgaard
    19 September 2019
    Report

    This report is based on on-going collaborative research between the Transnational Institute (TNI) and the Indonesian traditional fisher folk union, Kesatuan Nelayan Tradisional Indonesia (KNTI). For the past decade, Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) has become a popular policy tool to resolve conflicts over and in ocean space. Proponents claim that MSP can ensure a process that balances competing interests between different users of ocean space from large-scale extractive industries, to tourism companies to small-scale fishers.

  14. Ciudades Transformadoras Galardón del Público 2019

    18 September 2019
    Snapshot

    Emite un máximo de cuatro votos por las experiencias de transformación en los ámbitos del agua, la energía, la vivienda y los sistemas alimentarios que te parezcan más inspiradoras. Puedes emitir un voto por cada una de las cuatro categorías. Anunciaremos el Galardón del Público 2019 en el otoño de 2019.

  15. La fórmula del crecimiento azul al descubierto

    • Zoe Brent, Mads Barbesgaard, Carsten Pedersen
    18 September 2019

    Nuestro vínculo con el océano ha cambiado mucho a lo largo de los siglos. Para quienes se dedican a la pesca es su base vital y para el comercio el océano se considera simplemente una superficie para transportar bienes. A principios del siglo XX se dio paso a otra época centrada en la extracción de recursos oceánicos del fondo marino y hoy se habla de la ‘economía azul’, que promete una victoria en los frentes ecológico, social y económico.

  16. Unmasking the Blue Fix

    • Zoe Brent, Mads Barbesgaard, Carsten Pedersen
    18 September 2019

    Our relationship to the ocean has changed greatly over the centuries. For those who fish, it is their livelihood, while for trade the ocean is considered simply a surface across which goods can be shipped. At the beginning of the 20th century another era began, centred on the extraction of ocean resources from the seabed, and today there is talk of the “blue economy”, which promises a triple win on the ecological, social and economic fronts.

  17. Transformative Cities People's Choice Award 2019

    18 September 2019
    Snapshot

    Please cast up to four votes on your favorite examples of transformation in areas of water, energy, housing and food systems. You can cast up to 4 votes, one for each of the 4 categories. We will announce the 2019 People's Choice Award in the fall of 2019.

  18. A new ‘war on drugs’ is short sighted and naive

    Tom Blickman
    18 September 2019
    Opinion

    When the Dutch government liberalised cannabis policy in 1976, they understood that the legalisation and regulation of cannabis was actually the best solution, or at least the least bad one.

  19. Walden Bello speaks on the rise of the Far Right,the Financial Crises, and China

    19 September 2019 - Event

    Walden Bello tours Europe speaking on the rise of the far right, financial crises, and China. 

    Events in: Paris, Groningen, Coimbra, Lisbon, Berlin, Edinburgh, London, and Portsmouth. 

     

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