Arve Hansen argues for a new research agenda that takes the complexity of consumption seriously.
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Business can help grow local communities, or they can exploit them. How should the private sector operate in fragile parts of the world?
Young people today have the mind-set and creativity to address planetary challenges, but their potential is still underutilized.
The youths mobilizing in the streets of Europe is the next cohort of university students. They will not only demand action and change from governments, but also from us.
The transformative agenda may be weakened, and distorted. We recommend that the most problematic indicators be re-examined.
Researchers can often appear as too negative when discussing the Sustainable Development Goals. To join the discussion, I recommend what I call critical engagement.
Should aid serve purposes other than ‘doing good’?
The world is far too complex to fit into neat categories and theories. Nevertheless, it is important to develop concepts and theories as a means to compare experiences from different corners of the world and draw lessons for the future.
This is cause for celebration - But making the benefits real for the population depends on careful next steps.
A blog about development, aid, global health, energy, governance, environmental issues, consumption and sustainability. Here, researchers and students at the Centre for Development and the Environment, UiO, write about research findings and areas we believe need to be given greater priority.