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Club of Rome “How the Quest for Mineral Wealth Is Plundering the Planet” – Find out more about the 33rd Report to the Club of Rome, to be released in English on 12th June 2014! [...] Shale Gas Fracking – Bubble, Scare or Solution? Hydraulic fracturing – or “fracking” – of shale gas is a highly controversial contemporary topic in politics, society and business alike. A New Story for a New Economy Economists debate whether the economy is recovering from the financial crash of 2008. Why Empires Fall Empires seem to be a typical human structure that reappears over and over in history. Direct Democracy for Climate Protection in Switzerland The Club of Rome is organizing partner of the “Klimalandsgemeinde 2014″, a project based on the traditional Swiss direct democracy approach, granting 10.000 Swiss Francs for the implementation of local climate protection initiatives. [...] Club of Rome Member Ashok Khosla honoured with Zayed International Prize Acting on climate change Related:  Think Tank -- Laboratoire d'idéesEducation for Sustainability for Pupils Aged 9 - 13

Global Scenario Group: visions of a sustainable, equitable future Blog J Généreux - Principles of Sustainability The earth is a naturally sustainable system. However, the accumulated impacts of human activity threaten our continued well-being. Research by an international network o f scientists defined three basic conditions that must be met to maintain the essential natural resources, structures and functions that sustain human society. While written to be clear scientifically, the specific wording of the four system conditions can be confusing. The problem is not that we mine and use heavy metals, or use chemicals and compounds produced by society, or disrupt natural processes, or even temporarily interfere with people’s capacity to meet their basic needs.

Bureau d'?tudes Civic Practices Network Conjoncture : L'État aura économisé 15 milliards en cinq ans Depuis 2007, avec la «RGPP», l'État s'est réorganisé et a réduit ses effectifs. Pour la gauche, la réforme s'est faite au prix d'une dégradation de la qualité du service public, mais le gouvernement assure le contraire. Depuis 2007, l'État se réforme comme jamais: nouvelle répartition des tribunaux et des bases militaires, fusion d'administrations, développement de services sur Internet… Et surtout, non-remplacement d'un fonctionnaire sur deux partant à la retraite, soit 150.000 postes supprimés entre 2008 et 2012. Ce big bang a un nom officiel, la Révision générale des politiques publiques (RGPP). La réforme de l'État a en effet besoin d'être défendue. La ministre du Budget, Valérie Pécresse, répond qu'il vaut mieux avoir moins de tribunaux et moins d'hôpitaux, mais mieux équipés. Autre politique après 2012 «Certes, la RGPP a été imposée aux fonctionnaires sans beaucoup de concertation. Au total, en cumulé, la RGPP aura dégagé 15 milliards d'économies d'ici à 2013.

George W. Bush, John Kerry, test the spirit, Skull & Bones occultists and the Mausoleum they're based in at Yale University Bonesmen | BIS | IMF | Davos | Report | TABD | Trilat | BAP | Media | Rockefeller Other Western Élites The occult Bush family 'dossier' - Hidden secrets of Tony Blair's MSWord 'dodgey dossier' revealed - Testing the spirit of truth according to the New Testament When Saddam Hussein talked of 'the devil Bush' he may not have been so far from the truth. U.S. president George W. Any serious researcher on this subject should get a copy of Kris Millegan(ed.)' John Kerry (D) and George W. Adolf Hitler was obsessed with the occult, in his case the Thule Society, closely inter-connected with German Theosophists. If the Nazis' occult lodges had been exposed then shut down, not treated as a taboo, millions of lives could have been saved. Contents The 'meditation room' where a candidate for freemasonry is left alone before being conducted to the 'Lodge' in order to be initiated into the first degree. 05May08 - In World War the devil 'has surpassed himself' - Dennis Wheatley Skull and Bones Links Tony

Education for Sustainability | Sustainable Schools Project Educating for Sustainability is “learning that links knowledge, inquiry, and action to help students build a healthy future for their communities and the planet.” EFS helps teachers bridge grade levels and subject areas, curriculum and school operations, parent and community partnerships. Through SSP, a school develops its own meaningful, coherent approach to improve curriculum, community partnerships and campus ecology. Teachers learn about the community’s vision and strategies for a sustainable future, then bring this larger dialogue into their curriculum with a focus that’s appropriate for their students. With each lesson learned, students develop their own understanding of the web of connections that make up their community and their role in it. Read the US Partnership's White Paper on Education for Sustainability.

La coopération dans le blanc des yeux L'oeil humain a une particularité : le blanc des yeux (le Sclera) est visible même lorsqu'il regarde devant lui et est bien plus grand et brillant que celui des autres singes (voir les photos sur Live Science). Cette particularité semble lui permettre d'indiquer aux autres humains où diriger leur attention. Les chercheurs de l'Institut Max Planck pour l'Anthropology Evolutionnaire à Leipzig en Allemagne ont fait une expérience pour comparer la réaction de Chimpanzés, de Gorilles et de Bonobos avec celles d'enfants humains de 18 mois : Un expérimentateur adulte capte le regard de l'enfant ou de l'animal et ensuite regardé le plafond. Il a fait cela en ne bougeant que les yeux, en bougeant la tête et les yeux, en ne bougeant la tête les yeux fermés et enfin en se tournant pour ne bouger que la tête de dos. Cela semble montrer que les hommes cherchent avant tout à attirer l'attention en donnant des informations et que la sociabilité joue un rôle important pour les humains.

mariage d'’une chèvre About CFR The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. CFR members, including Brian Williams, Fareed Zakaria, Angelina Jolie, Chuck Hagel, and Erin Burnett, explain why the Council on Foreign Relations is an indispensable resource in a complex world. Membership CFR's current membership of nearly 4,700 is divided among those living in New York, Washington, DC, and across the country and abroad. For those between the ages of thirty and thirty-six there is the Stephen M. The Corporate Program serves an international membership of about two hundred leading global corporations. The Think Tank The David Rockefeller Studies Program—CFR's think tank—is composed of more than seventy full-time and adjunct fellows who cover the major regions and significant issues shaping today's international agenda. Informing the Public Debate Independent Task Forces work to reach consensus on how to deal with critical foreign policy challenges.

Education for Sustainable Development Abstract This article can be read as a stand alone piece but it is the intention of ATSE to eventually have clear links to ESD in many of the articles we produce. Here, however, we focus especially on some of the current thinking about ESD in ITE within Science. Our hope is that this article will attempt to stimulate thinking and provide ideas that we hope will act as a spur to enable colleagues to extract and use some of the materials with their science student teachers so that ESD becomes embedded within all ITE Science Education programmes across the country. This article contains:Ideas for Exemplar ITE Module Outlines which focus on ESD including :1.An ESD Elective module with a science element available to all trainees - Here you are provided with a full outline of an elective module undertaken in the fourth and final year of a BA Primary Honours programme available to all trainees following this programme some of which included science specaialists. 1.0 Rationale 2.1 Introduction 2.