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In Search of the Social

One of the most neglected areas of sustainability is the social dimension. Rather than being a distinctive failing of sustainability scholarship, this reflects a wider problem that many people in the global North are not encouraged to think in terms of ‘the social’. (A former Prime Minister of the UK, Margaret Thatcher, once infamously declared that ‘there is no such

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Cultural Sustainability: What is the Role of UNESCO?

 by Luca Niccolai The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is an intellectual agency of the United Nations, created in 1945, as a response to international conflict. It is believed that morals and solidarity are needed to achieve peace among nations. Therefore, UNESCO’s aim is to build intercultural understanding through the protection of heritage, and support of cultural diversity.

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Cultural Sustainability: an Introduction

 by Luca Niccolai Part 1: France Paves the Way with the Protection of its Cultural Heritage Imagine you are the last person in the world speaking your language. Imagine you are the only person responsible for keeping an entire culture alive. Unfortunately, I am not being overdramatic – languages are actually disappearing and as that happens, a whole period of

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Unsavoury & Unjust: the Truth behind the ‘Miracle Grain’

by Anna Moore Quinoa has only very recently been widely available in supermarkets across the UK, but this Peruvian staple is now seen as one of today’s trendiest foods. The consequences of this may make you think twice about your healthy Instafamous salad. The quinoa trend first started in the United States in the 1980s. However, the recent unprecedented demand

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