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Seeds of Resilience

A short, vibrant documentary from DC researchers Sian Cowman and Anders Vang on a seed festival in Norte Potosí, and how education around seed diversity helps build resilience in the face of climate change. Read more.

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Communicating for Change: What the Democracy Center is Trying to Do

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Communications Director Maddy Ryle has a chance to reflect on what effective communication means for the Democracy Center.

Climate Change is About…Water. And Education

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Climate change is incredibly complex. At the same time, it touches on the most elemental aspects of life on the planet, especially water. Our new teaching resources help educators tell that story.

Citizen Action on Climate: The Case for Hope

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Jim Shultz responds to a recent article about Paul Kingsnorth’s politics of climate ‘despair’, and makes the case for hope and activism.

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New Report: Movement Strategies for Moving Mountains

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In a new report based on in-depth conversations with activists worldwide we explore opportunities for strategic climate action around COP20 in Lima.

Report: Unfair, Unsustainable, and Under the Radar

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New paper sheds an urgent public light on the system of international investment rules and tribunals corporations use to undermine citizen and government action on urgent social and environmental issues.

Some good news from the climate battlefield…

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Getting Action on Climate: An inspiring and, we hope, valuable series of profiles on global climate activism. Check the blog to find out more…

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