Gove’s Farming Bill is More Chaff than Wheat Catherine Broomfield

By |2018-09-17T16:05:54+07:00September 20th, 2018|News|

We need to break the link between corporate interests and agriculture. Mixed, sustainable farming is the way forward Michael Gove’s agriculture bill – the first such legislation since 1947 – is not before time. It sets out to replace the existing agriculture subsidy systems, based on direct payment for acres owned, to a system that [...]

EU Climate Law Could Cause ‘Catastrophic’ Deforestation

By |2018-09-17T13:36:46+07:00September 19th, 2018|News|

World’s carbon sinks are at risk because the law will count energy from burning trees as carbon neutral, say climate scientists Senior climate scientists say that the world’s carbon sinks could be facing a grave threat from a wholly unexpected source: the EU’s renewable energy directive. The climate law could suck in as much imported [...]

High Ice and Hard Truth: the Poets Taking on Climate Change

By |2018-09-17T12:00:24+07:00September 18th, 2018|News|

Greenland poet Aka Niviana’s way of life is disappearing as her country thaws, while the subsequent meltwater threatens Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner and her fellow Marshall Islanders thousands of miles away. Their joint trip to the melting glaciers inspired a climate call to arms by Bill McKibben High up on a melting Greenland glacier, at the end of [...]

Single Use Plastic Bottles Banned from Half Marathon in London

By |2018-09-14T14:38:45+07:00September 15th, 2018|News|

Runners will not be able to refill bottles, with water distributed in pouches made from seaweed instead. The capital’s first marathon event pledging to be completely free of “single use” plastic drinks bottles is to take place in north-west London. The Harrow half marathon on Sunday 16 September will be the first time that London has staged a single use [...]

‘My soul, where are you?’: families of Muslims missing in China meet wall of silence

By |2018-09-14T14:22:56+07:00September 14th, 2018|News|

An estimated 1 million Muslims are being held in re-education camps in Xinjiang. Across the border in Kazakhstan, there’s a desperate wait for news of Uighurs, Kazakhs and other minorities by Lily Kuo in Shelek, Kazakhstan   For more than a year, *Farkhad, 39, has lived with the uncertainty that his wife Mariam may be dead. *Mariam, [...]

Social Return on Investment (SROI) Training #Batch5

By |2018-09-13T09:28:27+07:00September 13th, 2018|Agenda|

Salah satu beban psikologis para Manajer CSR di banyak perusahaan adalah "cibiran" bahwa CSR adalah Cost Center. Padahal, bukankah "monetisasi" dampak sosial yang kembali (return) ke perusahaan bagian terpenting yang membuat SROI menjadi jawabannya...? Kemudian Bagaimana anda meng-CLAIM tingkat keberhasilan program dan manfaat dana CSR yang sudah dikucurkan oleh perusahaan anda...? SROI memberikan jawaban dengan [...]

An Economic Hit Man Confesses and Calls to Action | John Perkins | TEDxTraverseCity

By |2018-09-12T10:16:23+07:00September 12th, 2018|News|

John Perkins mengguncang dunia ketika buku pertamanya, Confession of an Economic Hitman terbit di tahun 2004. Buku yang membongkar bagaimana AS membujuk, dengan data dan analisis, negara-negara berkembang untuk meminjam uang untuk mega-projek pembangunan, memekerjakan perusahaan AS untuk menjalankan mega-projek itu, untuk memastikan pembagian keuntungan yang timpang. AS jauh lebih mendapatkan untung dibandingkan [...]

Air Pollution Air Pollution Killed my Daughter – and Now I can Prove It

By |2018-09-07T14:10:35+07:00September 12th, 2018|News|

Rosamund Kissi-Debrah If illegal levels of air pollution had a role in Ella’s death, a new inquest could help save other children. My beloved nine-year old daughter Ella Roberta was a bubbly, healthy and happy child, yet she died on 15 February 2013. It all started with a chest infection in October 2010, which led to Ella [...]

Climate Change will Make Hundreds of Millions More People Nutrient Deficient

By |2018-09-07T14:03:01+07:00September 10th, 2018|News|

Crops grown in a high CO2 atmosphere are less nutritious, containing less protein, zinc and iron Rising levels of carbon dioxide could make crops less nutritious and damage the health of hundreds of millions of people, research has revealed, with those living in some of the world’s poorest regions likely to be hardest hit. Previous [...]

SDGs, Pemerintah dan Perusahaan di Indonesia: Panduan Keberlanjutan atau Sekadar Justifikasi?

By |2018-09-12T09:58:14+07:00September 9th, 2018|Articles|

Jalal Chairperson of Advisory Board – Social Investment Indonesia Ketua Badan Kompetensi - Corporate Forum for Community Development   Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) atau Tujuan Pembangunan Berkelanjutan baru berlaku dua tahun delapan bulan.  Kalau mau dihitung sejak penandatangannya di New York, bulan ini memang sudah berusia 3 tahun.  Masih baru?  Bisa dilihat begitu.  Tetapi, mengingat [...]

Maize, Rice, Wheat: Alarm at Rising Climate Risk to Vital Crops

By |2018-09-07T13:57:09+07:00September 8th, 2018|News|

Simultaneous harvest failures in key regions would bring global famine, says the Met Office Governments may be seriously underestimating the risks of crop disasters occurring in major farming regions around the world, a study by British researchers has found. The newly published research, by Met Office scientists, used advanced climate modelling to show that extreme [...]

Crop Failure and Bankruptcy Threaten Farmers as Drought Grips Europe

By |2018-09-07T13:43:24+07:00September 7th, 2018|News|

Abnormally hot temperatures continue to wreak devastation across northern and central parts of the continent Farmers across northern and central Europe are facing crop failure and bankruptcy as one of the most intense regional droughts in recent memory strengthens its grip. States of emergency have been declared in Latvia and Lithuania, while the sun continues to bake [...]

Antara CSR dengan Pengembangan Masyarakat

By |2018-09-06T18:57:47+07:00September 6th, 2018|Articles|

Refleksi atas Pelajaran dari McLennan dan Banks Jalal Chairperson of Advisory Board Social Investment Indonesia Sudah lama saya mencoba memahami hubungan antara tanggung jawab sosial perusahaan (corporate social responsibility, disingkat CSR) dengan pengembangan masyarakat (community development, biasa disingkat CD atau comdev). Kebanyakan orang di Indonesia menyamakan saja keduanya, namun pendirian itu jelas tidak tepat, [...]

Crop Losses to Pests will Soar as Climate Warms, Study Warns

By |2018-09-07T14:04:04+07:00September 5th, 2018|News|

Rising global temperatures mean pests will devour far more of the world’s crops, according to the first global analysis of the subject, even if climate change is restricted to the international target of 2C. Increasing heat boosts both the number and appetite of insects, and researchers project they will destroy almost 50% more wheat [...]