Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class CMSDb in /home/stwr01/public_html/components/libraries/cmslib/spframework.php on line 187

Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class sh_Net_URL in /home/stwr01/public_html/administrator/components/com_sef/sh404sef.class.php on line 2273

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/stwr01/public_html/components/libraries/cmslib/spframework.php:187) in /home/stwr01/public_html/includes/joomla.php on line 697

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/stwr01/public_html/components/libraries/cmslib/spframework.php:187) in /home/stwr01/public_html/mambots/system/bad-behavior/screener.inc.php on line 8

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/stwr01/public_html/components/libraries/cmslib/spframework.php:187) in /home/stwr01/public_html/mambots/system/ie8_compatibility.php on line 39

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/stwr01/public_html/components/libraries/cmslib/spframework.php:187) in /home/stwr01/public_html/includes/joomla.php on line 1463

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/stwr01/public_html/components/libraries/cmslib/spframework.php:187) in /home/stwr01/public_html/components/com_ds-syndicate/includes/feedcreator.class.php on line 653

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/stwr01/public_html/components/libraries/cmslib/spframework.php:187) in /home/stwr01/public_html/components/com_ds-syndicate/includes/feedcreator.class.php on line 654
Land, Energy & Water http://www.stwr.org Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:53:43 +0000 FeedCreator 1.7.2 http://www.stwr.org/land-energy-water/nuclear-is-not-the-solution-its-part-of-the-problem.html A golden age of energy is coming to an end and we have to make the transition to a new age, before our fossil fuel inheritance is spent. But the urgency of the climate challenge and the immaturity of nuclear technology means we must turn to renewables to find a solution, writes Dr. Thiemo Gropp.

]]>
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:51:21 +0000
Paradigm shift in food security thinking at World Water Week http://www.stwr.org/land-energy-water/paradigm-shift-in-food-security-thinking-at-world-water-week.html At the World Water Week conference in Stockholm, some organisations put forward a new vision for achieving food and water security. This represents a shift in the paradigm that food production must be increased at all costs, and instead focuses on food waste and sustainable diets.

]]>
Tue, 04 Sep 2012 09:40:14 +0000
Land, Life and Justice http://www.stwr.org/land-energy-water/land-life-and-justice.html An investigation into cases of land grabbing in Uganda, focusing in particular on oil palm plantations in Kalangala, Lake Victoria. This report assesses the impacts on rural communities and on the local environment, and questions who benefits from these projects, by Friends of the Earth International.

]]>
Tue, 24 Apr 2012 09:06:31 +0000
No More Handouts to Big Oil http://www.stwr.org/land-energy-water/no-more-handouts-to-big-oil.html Here are five simple rules to help understand how loony our government policy is when it comes to subsidizing the fossil fuel industry. By some estimates, getting rid of all the planet’s fossil fuel subsidies could get us halfway to ending the threat of climate change, says Bill McKibben.

]]>
Thu, 12 Apr 2012 09:18:21 +0000
The Global Water Grab: A Primer http://www.stwr.org/land-energy-water/the-global-water-grab-a-primer.html Water grabbing refers to situations where powerful actors take control of valuable water resources for their own benefit, depriving local communities whose livelihoods often depend on these resources and ecosystems. A report by Sylvia Kay and Jennifer Franco.

]]>
Mon, 26 Mar 2012 10:20:47 +0000
Public Water Management Services Need "Committed Citizens" http://www.stwr.org/land-energy-water/public-water-management-services-need-committed-citizens.html The trend of privatisation and commercialisation of water services, which set in in the 1980s and continued throughout the 1990s, has come to a halt due to the process’ own failures, and has given rise to a return of those services into efficient public management, according to a new book.

]]>
Tue, 20 Mar 2012 14:34:13 +0000
Occupying the World Water Forum http://www.stwr.org/land-energy-water/occupying-the-world-water-forum.html As high-level delegates attend the sixth World Water Forum in Marseille, social justice and environmental groups are protesting against the 'trade show' that lacks legitimacy and promotes the interests of large transnational corporations. Their message to policymakers: 'Our water is not for sale!'

]]>
Wed, 14 Mar 2012 13:06:16 +0000
Opening Pandora's Box http://www.stwr.org/land-energy-water/opening-pandoras-box-a-new-wave-of-land-grabbing-for-the-extractive-industries.html Just as in the Greek myth, when Pandora opened the box and let out all the troubles known to mortals, so too the new wave of land grabbing for mining is leading to unimaginable destruction. If hope does remain, we must wake-up and act now. A report by The Gaia Foundation.

]]>
Thu, 01 Mar 2012 09:56:40 +0000
Energy Security For Whom? For What? http://www.stwr.org/land-energy-water/energy-security-for-whom-for-what.html The phrase 'energy security' obscures increasing inequality, diverts attention from the need to slow global warming and nurtures underlying conflicts. In sum, it gets in the way of effective discussion about, and organisation for, a democratic, fossil-free future. A report by The Corner House

]]>
Wed, 29 Feb 2012 10:17:57 +0000
http://www.stwr.org/land-energy-water/europes-global-land-demand.html Overconsumption in Europe is making the continent highly dependent on land from outside its boundaries. EU governments must find ways to measure and reduce their ‘land footprint’, says a report by Friends of the Earth Europe and the Sustainable Europe Research Institute.

]]>
Wed, 19 Oct 2011 22:34:59 +0000