sustainable development

1st IIPT European Conference

The International Institute For Peace Through Tourism (IIPT) is hosting the 1st IIPT European Conference from 21-24 October 2008 in the Netherlands.

The conference is aimed at building on, expanding, and leveraging current North–South, and South–South initiatives towards sustainable tourism development, poverty reduction, and societal betterment.

Land First: An Innovative Strategy to Accelerate Housing Delivery

An interesting debate over new approaches to housing delivery has been going on within civil society circles. Much of this seems to revolve around the need for government to adopt a land-first approach in order to increase the pace of housing delivery across the country.

The need for such a land-first approach is deemed more urgent now than ever before as landmark dates such as 2014, by which time government commits itself to “a nation free of slums”, approach.

Integrating Development in Climate Change

This policy paper provides developing country policymakers and negotiators on development and climate change issues with an integrated development-oriented approach to climate change issues and recommendations on the mandate and principles that should be reflected in any post-2012 global policy regime on climate change.

For more information, click here.  

Taking a Closer Look at Global Warming

Most of us have heard of global warming. Hardly a day goes by without something in the newspaper or on TV to convince us that we are on the brink of a disaster of our own making. The ice caps are rapidly melting, thousands of species are facing extinction, and regular floods, droughts and hurricanes prove that weather patterns all over the world are changing. Given the steady stream of reports and the sheer scale of the problem, it is hard not to want to do something about it at a personal level. The problem is that the "solutions" seem so trivial.

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