The Hazards of Going to War for Profit

The Hazards of Going to War for Profit

Has the growing reliance on private military and security companies been a good thing? Not according to James Pattison whose research finds that there are deep, fundamental problems with the privatisation of military force that can’t be addressed by regulation.

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Want to Get into the Doughnut? Tackle Inequality

Though we’ve already transgressed at least three planetary boundaries (on climate change, nitrogen use and biodiversity loss), and over one billion people still lack the means to meet their most essential needs, we can still get into the ‘doughnut’: the safe and just spot between social and planetary boundaries.

Want to Get into the Doughnut - Tackle Inequality

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Fixing the Weakest Link in Global Health Governance

Fixing the Weakest Link in Global Health Governance

Global health governance has become a hot topic in academia and politics, yet inadequate attention is being paid to regional level health response. Failure to address this gap will lead to uncoordinated responses to critical threats like Ebola. Developing results-oriented activities between WHO and regional organizations could go a long way toward fixing this, propose UNU researchers.

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Productivity Losses Ignored in Economic Analysis of Climate Change

Increasing seasonal heat can push workers past their physiological limits, threatening occupational health and local economies. This fact should be included in the economic analysis of climate change costs, explains Tord Kjellstrom of the UNU International Institute for Global Health.

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