Paying the price

The European Commission has backed plans from 10 countries to launch a financial transactions tax to help raise funds to tackle the debt crisis. Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Slovakia and Slovenia want to push ahead with the tax after failing to win support from all members of the European Union. “This…

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Stopping the myth of the „holy war“

When islamist groups commit terrorist attacks, try to take control of governments or threaten western democracies, one myth is always present: The myth of doing something heroic. The myth of killing in the name of god. The myth of the “holy war”. Right now, this is the case in the northwest of the African continent:…

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GES 2013

Dear GES Community, with the GES 2012 in Rio we introduced some major changes to the way we provide our content and embed you in the process of developing solutions for global problems. Currently, we are preparing the GES 2013 in Kiel, Germany. Consequently, our authors will pick up where they left after Rio 2012…

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How Much Does Education Cost?

The following article deals with the topic “Effective Investments in Education,” which was discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio. The author intends to promote ongoing discussion of this topic by sharing her personal stories and ideas.

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Green the Gap

The following article deals with the topic “ OOPs—Out of Prison” which was discussed at the Global Economic Symposium in Rio. The author intends to promote ongoing discussion of this topic by sharing her personal stories and ideas.

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Disappearing Forests: Interview with Frances Seymour

In this audio interview from the Global Economic Symposium 2012, journalist Naomi Conrad of Deutsche Welle talks with Frances Seymour, former Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research. Ms Seymour talks about some personal experiences with deforestation in Southeast Asia, and what the future might hold for ideas like emissions-trading, a process which…

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