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Investment and Policy for Sustainability

By Dale Fickett | 20/09/2018

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The Value of Global Perspectives.

By Orlaith Louise Carlin | 06/09/2018

Orla Carlin outlines the importance of exploring global outlooks and how it impacts on how we see the world.

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Challenges Faced by Ethnic Minority Groups or the Travelling Community Today.

By Daire Louise O'Dowd | 23/08/2018

This week's article comes from Daire O'Dowd. Daire is currently studying for her Master's in International Development from Kimmage Development Studies Centre/NUIM.

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WEEE Pledge – School Battery Recycling Initiative

By WEEE Pledge | 07/08/2018

WEEE Pledge is a FREE battery recycling programme designed for schools.

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The youth within the international negotiations on climate change

By Juliette POMA | 29/05/2018

After my four-month internship in Development Perspectives in 2018, I had the opportunity to attend a world conference on international negations about climate change between the COP23 (November 2017) and COP24 (December 2018) in Bonn (Germany). The principle of these negotiations is mainly to continue the work that has been started at previous conferences. The the negotiators need to work together on the implementation and the details on the Paris Agreement based on three main pillars : ...

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Climate Change: Why You and Why Me

By Maynooth University Students | 12/04/2018

As an individual how would you reflect upon the following? “Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow (United Nations, 2018).”

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My experience as an SDG advocate

By Amy McAuley | 20/02/2018

Amy McAuley took part in the 2017 SDG Advocate programme as the Louth advocate. She has been very active in combining her love of the Irish Girl Guides with her passion for the Sustainable Development Goals. This blog post originally appeared at www.irishgirlguides.ie/become-sdg-advocate/

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Villes durables : agir localement et efficacement

By Juliette | 14/01/2018

Juliette, a French student in political science currently on an internship at Development Perspectives for 4 months. Interested in sustainable development, Juliette had the opportunity to attend the COP23 United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Bonn last November. During this experience, she learned a lot about how each country acts against global warming and copes with the consequences of climate change by taking into account political, social, economic and environmental ...

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The Danger of a Single Story – Global Education is hard work

By Carmine Rodi Falanga | 14/12/2017

“The Danger of a Single Story“ is the title of a very popular TED talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, from 2009. But not only. This post is about our latest Erasmus+ course, which took place in Horažd’ovice (yes, every time I google and copy/paste it) in the Czech Republic in November 2017.

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Social Power and Privilege in Society

By Nick Doran | 08/11/2017

On Thursday, October 26th last, Stephanie Kirwan and Bobby McCormack, of Development Perspectives, hosted a fascinating workshop in the Carmelite Centre in Dublin City. The workshop focused on ‘power’ and ‘privilege’ in society, specifically the invisibility of power and privilege, and how it creates and maintains particular sets of norms and conventions which sustain unequal access to social capital and resources. Under guidance from Bobby and Stephanie, the conversation developed ...

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The Irish arms trade with Israel – a bloody stain upon the state

By Kevin Squires | 31/10/2017

On Wednesday 4th October 2017, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign presented the Irish Government with over 23,000 signatures to a petition demanding an end to bilateral arms trade between Israel and Ireland.

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My week with Development Perspectives

By Eva Loftus | 31/10/2017

My name is Eva and I am currently in Transition Year in Sacred Heart and I did my work experience in Development Perspectives. I am very interested in Basketball and the SDGs. I love traveling and learning about human rights.

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Sunflowers…Seeds of Hope

By Margaret Downey | 31/08/2017

“Turn your face toward the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.” Maori Proverb. As the light begins to wane for winter; giant heads of sunflowers come to bloom in late August for one last celebration of the sun. Cast against the lush green patchwork of the Irish landscape, the neon yellow flowers illuminate a sense of hope and optimism. Perhaps an Indian summer is nigh!

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Vegan Venture

By Margaret Downey | 01/06/2017

Development Perspectives “Vegan Venture challenge” proved more difficult than I expected. As a way of highlighting the impact of meat production on Climate Change we were asked to live a vegan lifestyle for one week. I eat mainly vegetarian food and occasionally fish and chicken, so I presumed I would have little or no problem cutting out the additional extras.

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Anything you can do, I can do better…

By Daire O’Dowd | 16/03/2017

Growing up, I think it’s safe to assume that most of us have heard of the age old Nursery Rhyme ‘Little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice’ While ‘little boys are made of rats, snails and puppy dog tails’. It’s probably another safe assumption to make that the little versions of ourselves never really questioned the societal norms the rhyme imposes. Or maybe we did? If so … Go us!!