When activism takes the stand: Urgenda Vs the Netherlands

By Alexandros Kassapis, GLOBUS Correspondent Would you file a lawsuit against your government for failing to take sufficient actions for fighting climate change? This is the story of the Urgenda Foundation and 886 individuals who took the Netherlands to court because of climate change.   On 20 December 2019, the Urgenda Foundation, a Dutch non-profit organisation aiming for a fast transition... Continue Reading →

Covid-19 and Racism

By Angelo Balagtas, GLOBUS Correspondent  The one thing coronavirus has proven: pandemics lead to a rise in detrimental, often selfish acts of behaviour, as fear begins to take hold. One such example is the host of racially charged attacks around the world, as the virus has been purportedly traced to one source: The Chinese. However,... Continue Reading →

Health, Safety, and Dignity: Why Toilets Matter

By Julie Boukobza Deau, GLOBUS Correspondent “Sanitation is more important than independence,” said Mahatma Gandhi in 1947 during one of his non-violent protests against the British rule. Already decades ago, Gandhi was aware of the fact that basic sanitation takes precedence in the normative realm of human rights. Seventy years later, access to proper sanitation... Continue Reading →

Sustainable Healthcare

Sustainable Healthcare Healthcare is acknowledged as a critical component of social stability in the developed world – and an obvious contributor to the sustainability agenda… and yet, we can’t agree the best way of provisioning it. In the UK, the National Health Service (NHS) is a unique system that provides free healthcare to citizens, publicly... Continue Reading →

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Forgotten SDG

By Tori Keene, Assistant Editor Sustainability; arguably one of 2019’s buzzwords, a concept that people are becoming increasingly well acquainted with. Google Image search it, and the colour green dominates; green trees, green earths, green hands. Think about sustainability in everyday discussion, and Greta Thunberg, Tesla cars or a reusable coffee cup might come to... Continue Reading →

Factory Schools: Schooling Without Education

By Jack Bara, GLOBUS Correspondent A fundamental aspect of development is education, both in one’s personal growth, as well as the progression of society. Many individuals and cultures even revere it. However, in such an abstract form, education is vulnerable to never get questioned, nor thoroughly critiqued. This can lead to ‘modern’ schooling becoming restrictive... Continue Reading →

How Intersectional is Your Climate Justice?

By Zafirah Kesington, GLOBUS Correspondent Climate justice, as defined by the Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and current Chair of the Elders, “insists on a shift from a discourse on greenhouse gases and melting ice caps into a civil rights movement, with the people and communities most vulnerable to climate impacts at its heart” (United Nations Sustainable... Continue Reading →

Whose ‘Sustainable Development’?

By Angelo Balagtas, GLOBUS Correspondent Born in the Philippines, raised in Singapore, and now currently studying in the United Kingdom, now, more than ever, am I hyper aware of diversity, and, therefore, the different sets of belief systems, cultures and traditions that should be respected within an inclusive society. Studying Global Sustainable Development, the question... Continue Reading →

Website Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑