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This book addresses the following problem that will be of interest to readers of Solutions: in spite of ever stronger scientific evidence that the climate is warming due to human emissions of greenhouse gases, and that unrestrained greenhouse gas emissions pose a serious threat to the future well-being of the entire human race and of other species on this planet, the political process has been incapable (with few...

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In Turkey, women often have fewer opportunities than men, receiving less education, lower pay and less assistance in developing businesses. An online initiative is seeking to narrow the gender gap by providing a way for Turkish women to exchange ideas, network and form business connections across borders.

TurkishWIN, the Turkish Women’s International Network, has developed an online networking platform that...

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Middle and upper class women’s struggle to break into the business world has been making headlines lately, but what...

Moroccan food has a rich and diverse history, having been influenced by many different cultural exchanges over...

Solutions that tackle environmental barriers to employment are making significant strides in the women's economic...

Across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), only 13 percent of firms are owned by women—far less than other...

The Tanzanian shore of Lake Victoria is one of the most densely populated areas of the country, which sadly makes it...

Presidents of colleges and universities from California to Maine, including community colleges, four-year colleges,...

A new global report by The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) teamed with...

Preparing communities to cope with potential disasters is a tricky challenge, particularly when no one can predict...

The United Nations Environment Programme launched a new initiative in June 2012 called Principles for Sustainable...

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Women in MENA face significant social barriers to employment, in addition to environmental and economic barriers. While cultural expectations may pressure women to stay in the home as family...
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Book
While modern media is filled with stories of violence, conflict, and strife around the world, we rarely hear stories of peaceful endings, reconciliation and hope for the future. The Boston-based...
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Book
It's not at all controversial to say that people want to be healthy. But health priorities can differ between individuals. The just-married 30-somethings want a healthy environment in which to raise...
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Let's get two things straight from the beginning: First, Benjamin Barber is one smart fellow. Second, his prescription for saving democracy is wildly off base. In his most recent book, If Mayors...
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Documentary
For non-profit organizations focused on advancing their causes, communicating their work to the public may not be a priority. A media organization led by the granddaughter of French marine scientist...
Book
We live in a culture that values order and predictability. As a result, most of our artifacts and institutions are fragile—easily damaged by random forces. What if an object were antifragile, and...
Book
Associate Guest Editor for the Resilience Issue Resilience Practice ably picks up where Resilience Thinking (2010) left off. The book lays out examples of how people around the globe have put...
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Teaching students to live in a global world seems more important each year, but how is that possible if teachers remain locked in their classrooms? An organization is providing the resources to bring...