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How Fair trade can accomplish economic, social and ecological goals

Introduction
As I am writing up this article, in the North of Greenland temperature is 17.78 degrees C above average. Last week, it was – 14 C in Oslo and + 4 C in Spitsbergen, which lies well within the Arctic circle (see here). …

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COP23 in Bonn, EU renewable targets and why China’s development will not decrease CO2 emissions

Introduction
The climate change delegates have left Bonn, congratulating themselves on another job not done. At least, they say, they ‘saved the process.’ The rich countries, which stall all real progress, have called on all others to be ‘more ambitious’ in tackling emissions. …

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