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  1. Cannabis and Development

    • Transnational Institute (TNI)
    28 ဇွန်လ 2022
    Policy briefing

    Millions of people have found a lifeline in the illicit cannabis economy in these past decades, but traditional cannabis farmers in the South are confronted with huge obstacles to participating in the emerging legal markets. The rapidly expanding legal cannabis markets for medical and adult use are increasingly captured by corporate businesses. Cultivation is more and more shifting from the South to the North, from small farmers to big companies, and from outdoor to indoor, with negative impacts on sustainable development goals. This first TNI Cannabis Policy Brief argues that it is vital that the socio-economic needs and rights of traditional cannabis producers are not overlooked and that ‘no-one is left behind’ in this historic transition.

  2. Prohibited Plants

    • Sylvia Kay
    28 ဇွန်လ 2022

    Across the world, the state of environmental stress is unprecedented. As scholarship and activism on ‘environmental justice’ points out, poorer and marginalised communities face particular exposure to environmental harms. This holds particularly true for populations in the global South. The role of illicit drugs in relation to these environmental stresses is an underexplored terrain. Yet, as this report will argue, drugs, as well as the policy responses to them, are an environmental issue.

  3. Satoko Kishimoto elected mayor of Tokyo ward, Suginami City

    22 ဇွန်လ 2022

    Satoko Kishimoto, Programme Coordinator for TNI’s Public Alternatives programme, has been elected mayor of Suginami City, a ward of 500,000 people in Tokyo. Satoko's colleagues at TNI are very happy for her.

  4. Das bewaffnete Rettungsboot

    Nick Buxton
    21 ဇွန်လ 2022

    Immer mehr Menschen fliehen vor den Folgen der Klimakrise. Die reichen Länder behandeln das als »Sicherheitsproblem« und reagieren mit Abschottung.

  5. Refugees on a boat crossing the Mediterranean sea, heading from Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos. Photographer: Mstyslav Chernov/Unframe
  6. Report on the Caribbean Informal Drug Policy Dialogue on the Future of Cannabis

    17 ဇွန်လ 2022

    The Caribbean region’s Informal Drug Policy Dialogue that was held in Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), in December 2021, at the initiative of Transnational Institute (TNI) in close collaboration with the Medicinal Cannabis Authority (MCA) of SVG highlighted several challenges to the establishment of a legal medical cannabis industry currently being faced by countries in the region. These issues include international banking restrictions; access to laboratory, research and testing facilities; complying with EU GACP and GMP to meet the standards for exports, the Seed-to-Sale System; securing access for patients and getting doctors to prescribe; the structure of the licensing system; guarantees for the Rastafari community for ceremonial ganja usage, and most importantly, how to envisage traditional cultivators inclusion in the regulatory framework and practice being developed.  Around the table seven (7) countries were represented from the region: Barbados, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica, St Lucia and of course St Vincent and the Grenadines.

  7. Smoke and Minerals

    • Mads Barbesgaard, Andy Whitmore
    15 ဇွန်လ 2022
    Policy briefing

    While most of us probably rarely think about it on a daily basis, the handful of transnational corporations that dominate the mining industry play a key role in providing inputs for goods we use every day – from smartphones to food. Their profits stem from their role in the production of these goods: control of extraction of minerals at the starting point of the vast global supply chains that stretch from Chilean and Congolese mineral landscapes to – in the case of smartphones – our pockets.

  8. Colombia

    Elecciones en Colombia

    Nicolás Martínez Rivera
    14 ဇွန်လ 2022

    En pocos días será la segunda vuelta de las votaciones para elegir al próximo presidente de Colombia. Rodolfo Hernández y Gustavo Petro ganaron en primera ronda con promesas de cambio, que también incluyen una política de drogas distinta, que se desmarque de varios años de prohibición y criminalización ineficaz. Mientras Hernández no tiene una política de drogas concreta y reduce el narcotráfico a un tema de oferta y demanda, Petro basa su política de drogas en principios de justicia social y regulación para el campesinado. De las propuestas, sólo uno de los candidatos realmente propone un cambio al paradigma prohibicionista mientras que la ambigüedad del otro puede perpetuar la fallida guerra contra las drogas.

  9. The Quiberon fish auction hall strategy to encourage ikejime and its potential contribution to more sustainable fishing

    Manon Plouchart
    14 ဇွန်လ 2022

    Fish auction markets, or ‘halles à marées’, are fundamental public players on French coastal areas. They enable small-scale and industrial fishing professionals to sell and buy the day's catch. Some of them, such as the one in the French port city of Quiberon, Brittany, have adopted their own strategy to compete with larger fish markets. The Quiberon fish market has chosen to distinguish itself by selling live fish and applying the Japanese slaughtering method called ikejime. Initially implemented for economic reasons, this strategy now seems to offer some of the key characteristics of more sustainable fishing.

  10. Erradicación Manual Forzosa

    Ricardo Vargas
    03 ဇွန်လ 2022

    El presente documento explora el origen y desarrollos de los modelos de Erradicación Manual Forzosa EMF, en el marco de su uso para garantizar la implementación de la estrategia de reducción de la oferta de drogas referida especialmente a los cultivos de uso ilícito, ámbito donde se desenvuelve con mayor intensidad los costos humanos, pero también la afectación de la legitimidad estatal por la guerra contra las drogas en Colombia.

  11. From solar dream to legal nightmare

    • Lucía Bárcena, Fabian Flues
    31 မေလ 2022

    This close examination of investment arbitration lawsuits against Spain reveals that the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) is benefiting only transnational investors and specialized law firms at the expense of Spain’s solar dream.

  12. Digital Ecosocialism

    Michael Kwet
    31 မေလ 2022

    We can no longer ignore the role of Big Tech in entrenching global inequality. To curtail the forces of digital capitalism, we need an ecosocialist Digital Tech Deal.

  13. Asalto al poder

    • Mary Ann Manahan, Madhuresh Kumar
    26 မေလ 2022

    Este libro Asalto al poder: Mapeo del multistakeholderismo en la gobernanza mundial representa un momento importante en el camino para exponer esta tendencia, expuesta en el debate internacional por un grupo de movimientos sociales, redes y organizaciones que comenzaron a recorrer el camino juntos hace unos años. El viaje ha dado como resultado un análisis más profundo de cómo la captura corporativa está logrando el dominio en los asuntos mundiales.

  14. Desafíos y perspectivas de lo público en América Latina y el mundo

    10 ဇွန်လ 2022

    Este foro propone la profundización del intercambio de ideas sobre los desafíos y perspectivas de lo público con visiones a ser aportadas por representantes de organizaciones académicas, gubernamentales, políticas y sociales con experiencia directa de investigación y/o acción en el sector público de diversos países de América Latina y del mundo.

  15. The Transnational Institute (TNI) seeks a FUNDRAISING OFFICER (Grants)

    19 မေလ 2022

    1.0 FTE, 36 hours per week

    TNI is an international research and advocacy institute committed to building a just, democratic and sustainable world. We work closely with progressive social movement partners and a large network of activist-scholars across the world.

  16. How Big Tech captured our public health system

    Arun Kundnani, Seda Gürses
    19 မေလ 2022

    The privatisation of public services is a long-standing global trend. But in the wake of the pandemic and through the introduction of contact tracing apps, Big Tech has gone one step further: Large corporations like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google are now set to control the very infrastructure that underlies our public health system. In this eye-opening discussion, Arun Kundnani interviews Dr Seda Gürses about the dangers of a system in which we depend on profit-oriented companies for receiving basic health services. How did we get to this point, and how can we imagine a different future?

  17. Assessing EU plans to import hydrogen from North Africa

    • Michael Barnard
    17 မေလ 2022

    This report shows the EU’s plan to drastically increase imports of renewable hydrogen from North Africa is not realistic from a cost or energy perspective, and instead diverts renewable electricity away from local needs and local climate targets.

  18. La militarización del cambio climático va más de afianzar el poder militar que de detener la desestabilización del clima

    Nick Buxton, Nuria del Viso
    13 မေလ 2022

    Entrevista a Nick Buxton por Nuria del Viso.

  19. The climate security agenda is more about strengthening military power than tackling climate instability

    Nick Buxton, Nuria del Viso
    12 မေလ 2022

    Interview with Nick Buxton by Nuria del Viso.

  20. Undermining democratic and multilateral responses: Multistakeholderism in global health governance

    20 မေလ 2022

    Multistakeholderism, a specific form of corporate capture of multilateral institutions, has become increasingly determinant in the formulation of national public policies, with direct effects on access to and quality of health services provided worldwide.