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Get Ready! A fitness dance class inspired by the science of climate impacts

Guest post by Pablo Suarez, who seems to be willing to try almost anything to get the climate crisis message across. And who can blame him? What? A fitness dance video about an IPCC report, in a humanitarian website? Here’s the story: A recent report, entitled Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability , offers  […]

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Links I Liked

Ukraine, obviously: The Russian Embassy in Lisbon. Two neighbouring houses are projecting the blue and yellow onto its facade. The ambassador is reportedly “apoplectic”. ht Roger Hutchison Russia’s long-term economic policy options: Expect sanctions to last for 50 years or so. ‘Russian long-term economic policy will have to follow 2 objectives: import substitution + a […]

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Development Nutshell: round-up (24m) of FP2P posts, w/b 7th March

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A Brilliant History of the rise and power of Constitutions as a global ‘political technology’

Not sure if this is normal behaviour, but holidays is when I tend to read the big heavy tomes – see previous posts on Piketty, War and Peace, or other random novels. Last month’s holiday saw me chow down on Linda Colley’s The Gun, the Ship and the Pen, a Big Book with the grandest […]

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The Disabled Ukrainians Doing What the UN Can’t (or Won’t?)

Guest post from Anna Landre, one of my amazing students, who has bunked off class (with permission) to do some amazing work on Ukraine. And she’s pretty angry about what she’s seen. As a 23-year-old wheelchair user halfway through a Master’s degree at the London School of Economics, I didn’t expect to spend my past […]

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Humanitarian insights from the latest IPCC report – via cartoons and cardboard theater

Guest post by the always-original Pablo Suarez The science of climate change impacts can be painfully confusing, and at times infuriatingly complex to communicate, especially for those of us who need to act and help based on what is known. Last week the IPCC released “Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability”, a full report […]

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What to read on Ukraine?

Calling this ‘Links I Liked’ seems even more unsuitable than ever, hence the change of title. Last week, I tweeted a request for thoughtful background pieces, to complement the blow by blow reportage and moral outrage, and this is what I got, with excerpts. Would welcome more links, esp from non-Western sources. And women – […]

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Development Nutshell: round-up (24m) of FP2P posts, w/b 21st and 28th February

Talking you through FP2P’s most recent posts, interrupted by Covid and holidays: Links I Liked How do you overcome the blockers to your great idea? What has global military spending and emissions got to do with development? Rather a lot. A climate plea: An IPCC Special Report on Children?

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Links I Liked

Trickle down economics + tax havens ht Sony Kapoor ‘Make Us Feel Uncomfortable…’ Three Tips From @PaulPolman On How Charities Should Work With Business. Nice write up of his recent talk to @Oxfam staff views-voices.oxfam.org.uk/2022/02/make- Myanmar’s first literary work since coup reveals ‘courage and altruism’ of writers. Love the idea of ‘witness writing’ (≥ protest […]

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Development Nutshell: round-up (27m) of FP2P posts, w/b 7th February and 14th February

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