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THE WAY TO END SLUMS: VIETNAM

THE WAY TO END SLUMS: VIETNAM

From squalid workers’ cottages to impressive three-storey houses – Le Viet Hung and his neighbours’ building has transformed planning in Vinh City.

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THE WAY TO END SLUMS: THAILAND

THE WAY TO END SLUMS: THAILAND

Community leader Prapas Saengpradab reveals how his Bangkok slum turned itself from drug den to attractive canalside community.

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THE WAY TO END SLUMS: NEPAL

THE WAY TO END SLUMS: NEPAL

How do squatters become householders? In Bharatpur, Ram Kumari Praja shows how women’s savings groups can lead to bigger things. By Uncommon Media for the Asian Coalition for Housing Rights.

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THE WAY TO END SLUMS: ANIMATION

THE WAY TO END SLUMS: ANIMATION

This sparky animation highlights 5 key ideas for a radical new approach to ending slums. Created by Why_Not Social Enterprise and Uncommon Media for the Asian Coalition for Housing Rights.

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Spotlight on Business

Spotlight on Business

We live in an era where annual corporate revenues often surpass the GDP of entire countries. With business influence mushrooming, sustainability Pioneers who once saw business as an adversary now want more involvement from corporate actors. Many believe that the best businesses should participate in societal dialogue, push regulatory frameworks and bring the laggards along.

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The Need for Women’s Empowerment

The Need for Women’s Empowerment

One of the keys to our future security and sustainability is the empowerment of women. On the heels of International Women’s Day, Vandana Shiva, Lester Brown, and Achim Steiner emphasize the need to empower all citizens to be part of the decisions that affect the next generation.

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Oceans must be a priority at Rio+20 Earth Summit

Oceans must be a priority at Rio+20 Earth Summit

Professor Alex Rogers, Scientific Director of the International Programme on the State of the Oceans (IPSO), reflects on a lack of progress on ocean protection in the twenty years since the original Earth Summit, and calls for greater action at Rio+20.

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Oceans wrap Day 1

Oceans wrap Day 1

Oceans Inc presenter Charlotte Smith talks to Sue Lieberman of the Pew Environment Group about her aspirations for the Rio+20 Earth Summit and her views of the new Global Partnership for Oceans announced by the UN and the World Bank.

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World Bank announces new Global Partnership for the Oceans

World Bank announces new Global Partnership for the Oceans

More than 80 governments, organisations and private companies have signed up for a new Global Partnership for the Oceans at the Rio+20 Earth Summit. The World Bank initiative focuses on reducing pollution, protecting habitat and sustainable fishing.

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The Power of Convergence and Collaboration

The Power of Convergence and Collaboration

Sustainability optimists speak of an era of convergence – a coming together of new technologies and new business models to create a 21st century economy. Collaboration and a shared vision will open the door to these new opportunities.

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