Tag: sustainable development

Apr 05

Myanmar and the Politics of Tourism

Several months ago I wrote a post on the future of tourism in Myanmar (better known as Burma), which many groups were hoping to capitalize on in the coming years.  Myanmar has been largely untouched by tourists thanks to a combination of government restrictions and sanctions imposed by countries like the US, and now that …

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Apr 04

Gobiernos Locales Esenciales en el Problema del Agua

El otro día que estaba sentada en mi clase de Economía Política, mi profesor dio una respuesta muy sencilla de por qué surgen diferencias de desarrollo económico entre países: LAS INSTITUCIONES. Por supuesto, esta respuesta no es una epifanía, sino que más bien es una realización de lo que algunos países realmente carecen. Quizás no …

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Apr 03

Water: Profits vs Humanity?

One of the issues that I’ve become increasingly interested in has been the inaccessibility to water and the privatization of water.  The last couple of weeks, I have been following the World Water Council and the World Water Forum, which were established in order to address some of these issues.  Overall, I have found that …

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Mar 21

¿Quién está en control de agua?: El 6 º Foro Mundial del Agua

Read this post in English Hace dos años viajé a Perú por un trabajo voluntario a través de la organización ProWorld en New York University. El trabajo que nosotros hicimos allí fue construir estufas de barro con chimeneas que salían afuera de las viviendas para mejorar las condiciones respiratorias de las familias.  Sin embargo, lo …

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Mar 20

Urban Sprawl and Obesity

In the past, I’ve discussed factors that influence obesity rates, marketing of poorly nutritious food, the need for an injection of fresh produce in certain communities, and much more. However, I have yet to specifically address the impact of physical activity on maintaining a healthy weight. I started to think about simple ways to stay …

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Mar 16

Who’s In Control of Water: 6th World Water Forum

Two years ago I traveled to Peru for some volunteer work through the ProWorld organization at NYU.  The work that all of the students did there were mostly built clay stoves with chimneys leading outside the house for better breathing conditions.  But during this trip, what struck me the most besides the poor breathing conditions …

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Mar 15

Holy Land Tourism

I had every intention of writing a follow-up piece to my much-discussed post on sustainable tourism in the Sinai Peninsula today, but while I was looking for news sources I came across something that I found very interesting: Holy Land tourism.  So responsible tourism in Egypt will just have to wait for a another day, I …

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Mar 01

Millennium Development Goal Achieved: Now What?

Quite a few posts have been written here at NotEnoughGood about the UN millennium development goals (MDGs), but this post is a bit different.  I’m not going to describe the goals or how they came to be or the latest UN meeting—you can click through the archives or do a quick Google search for that.  …

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Feb 29

Ten Thousand Villages

I am always (and I mean always) struggling with ideas for creative gifts for holidays and birthdays.  It seems that your boyfriend’s mother, or your next-door neighbor, or your new boss always bring the greatest stress when thinking up an appropriate present.  I have the hardest time because I am so strictly opposed to giving …

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Feb 24

Rio+20, El Futuro que queremos?

El próximo Junio la ONU tendrá una importante conferencia sobre Desarrollo Sostenible, titulada Río +20. El objetivo de la conferencia es renovar el compromiso político de los estados miembros de la ONU para asegurar el desarrollo sostenible.  La conferencia se centrará en dos cuestiones fundamentales: la promoción de una economía verde y la creación de …

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