Tag Archives: Sustainable development

Donald Trump is not a joke!

Although he might appear as an antidote to my values and political views, I believe that Donald Trump is not the worst president that we have to deal with. In fact, he might be something like a new hope. According … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones in Europe

Apart from beautiful filming, Game of Thrones has also educational character. Its political content can help immature citizens understand why we need more integration, not isolation as postulated by Brexit. Looking at recent developments, one might expect that Europe is … Continue reading

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Is international development doing the right thing?

‘Working in international development is often associated with ‘doing good’. A closer look at what international cooperation has achieved in Vietnam suggests that doing good requires more than simply working in a developing country. Although I was aware of the … Continue reading

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Protecting the environment – whom for?

Many of us environmental professionals believe that protecting the environment was common sense. Assuming to be ´doing good´ for society, we forget that ´doing good´ requires doing what others want, not what we believe is good for them. Environmental management … Continue reading

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Should we die for paranoid ideologies or live with noble values?

Ever increasing terror such as the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, the barbarism of Boko Harem in Africa or the total destabilization of the Middle East make one thing obvious, namely that society is falling apart. While the triggers for … Continue reading

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Obama, the US and why a constructed reality never leads the right way out

As the battle against IS was a welcomed invitation for everyone to do what they are best at, namely to step in too late and to fight with physical power rather than intelligence, so was the intervention timely for the … Continue reading

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The end of civilization?

For long, individuals, NGOs and even members of governments have warned that it was two minutes to twelve in regards to the state of our planet. Others have wrongly claimed that the world would end. Now, current developments and a … Continue reading

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