Tag Archives: Public participation

2016 – an outlook into a fragile future.

2015 has been a year heavily laden with major global events. According to how one of the most recent ones—the climate conference in Paris—has been celebrated, 2016 promises either the best or worst to come. True, the past year didn’t … Continue reading

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How Pepsi Cola and Converse destroy young artists‘ existence.

You can probably imagine that it’s hard for young artists to make a living from their work. Did you also know that giants like Pepsi Cola sponsor companies that steal the artists’ intellectual property? The name Zing might not say … Continue reading

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Tax evasion, environmental justice, and the right of some to be more equal than others

These days and for the first time, Swiss representatives are taking part in the Fifth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention[1]; reason for the general public to celebrate. However, those with a broader perspective focus … Continue reading

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Deadlocked in the Alps

After having been isolated at the foothills of the Alps for centuries, Switzerland slightly opened its windows to Europe (and hence the world) at the beginning of the 21st century. The outcome of a referendum will likely catapult the country … Continue reading

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Bill Gates, the UN and how the right partnerships can help controlling the world

Philanthropies have emerged as a new power in national and international development. Perceived by many as “doing good”, they fail to meet what they promise. The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is a role model of how private interests camouflaged … Continue reading

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When is it eventually enough?

It’s been more than seven weeks since the Greenpeace crew members who tried to create awareness for the destruction of our Arctic, were arrested and imprisoned under very doubtful conditions. How much longer do we accept that people protecting the … Continue reading

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What you can learn from your most recent water bill

Do you live in Melbourne? Have you realized that water prices are increasing by 20%? Well, here is what you can do about it. Soon after posting my comparison between the East West Link and the desalination plant in Wonthaggi, … Continue reading

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