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Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view. - Gapminder.org
Gapminder is a non-profit venture – a modern “museum” on the Internet – promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

Gapminder was founded in Stockholm by Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund and Hans Rosling on February 25, 2005.
statistics  visualization  data  economics  development  politics  world  international  united-nations  information  public-data 
april 2010 by tsuomela
Open Left:: Eco-Costs of doing "business as usual" top $2 trillion--change is imperative says coming UN report
The cost of pollution and other damage to the natural environment caused by the world's biggest companies would wipe out more than one-third of their profits if they were held financially accountable, a major unpublished study for the United Nations has found.
pollution  environment  economics  business  business-as-usual  externalities  united-nations 
march 2010 by tsuomela
UNESCAP | What is Good Governance?
Good governance has 8 major characteristics. It is participatory, consensus oriented, accountable, transparent, responsive, effective and efficient, equitable and inclusive and follows the rule of law.
politics  government  management  development  governance  united-nations  urbanism 
february 2010 by tsuomela
The Breakthrough Institute: Part II: Climate Realpolitik and the End of Postcolonialism
How could tiny Tuvalu monkey-wrench global climate talks? By operating in a highly undemocratic institution, one that has re-created the most dysfunctional and outmoded aspects of the United Nations General Assembly. When climate change emerged as an issue in the late 1980s, greens logically looked to an institution equally disconnected from national political economies, which they viewed as part of the problem. But lacking any ability to alter energy trajectories, the UNFCCC became an agency with the effectiveness of UNESCO. The rise of Climate Realpolitik -- confronting global warming in more appropriate institutions under a more appropriate framework -- gives hope that, one day soon, climate policy will be treated as a question of technology and economics, not religious mania, nostalgia, and ideological posturing.
climate  politics  global-warming  environment  colonialism  united-nations 
december 2009 by tsuomela

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