As part of the Future Challenges series, a panel of international development experts, including Hans Hoogeveen, director general for the Netherlands Ministry of Agriculture, Nature, and Food Quality, discusses the obstacles to meeting the world’s food and water needs.
Hosted by Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University on October 9, 2008.
Panel of researchers look at trends in foreign direct investment in land and its implications for the development and food security of Asian rural communities. They also discuss the history of American agricultural and environmental policy and the international influence of U.S. rural development practices.
Hosted by The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future on November 15,
Fred Pearce, author of Peoplequake, talks about his new book.
Talk filmed in Leeds on 6 November 2013 as part of the Festival of Politics and Applied Global Ethics which took place at Leeds Metropolitan University.
I would suggest that the goal of the vast majority of these prominent climate change skeptics is to create doubt regarding the recommendations of the scientific consensus in relation to the impact of our carbon emissions on global climate change. This doubt, once entrenched in the public opinion would provide a brake on real progress towards legislation to restrict carbon emissions. The obvious benefactors of a lack of progress would be industries who would be forced to lose billions in profits by having to change their business processes and models to comply with stricter regulations. Do you think that it is likely that these anti-climate change advocates are being bankrolled by these industries? You decide?
This video is a mirror of potholer54 addressing the claims of Lord Christopher Monckton
Large-scale land deals are increasingly common in some developing regions. In this video interview, environmental journalist, Fred Pearce, looks at the implications for the people already living there.
‘Land grabbing’ has been described as the most profound ethical, environmental, economic and social issue in the world today. Financial speculation and concerns over food security are driving the acquisition of vast areas of land by foreign entities from beneath the feet of its occupiers in Africa, South-east Asia, South America and Eastern Europe. This debate examines the relative impact of land grabbing on the lives of poor people across the globe.
Fred Pearce is an environment, science, and development writer. He writes regularly for New Scientist and the Guardian, and is author of When The Rivers Run Dry and The Landgrabbers.
Anthony Hall is professor of Social Policy at LSE. Charles Palmer is lecturer in Environment and Development at LSE.
Anuradha Mittal, founder and director of The Oakland Institute, gave this talk on October 20, 2011 at Cornell University, as part of the Institute for African Development’s Fall 2011 Special Topic Seminar Series.
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