• Substandard Shipbreaking: A Global Challenge

    October 17, 2017
    Viissi with NGO Shipbreaking Platform, Brussels  Every year around a thousand commercial ocean ships reach the end of their service life and are broken down to recover steel. Only a fraction of end-of-life vessels is handled in a safe, sustainable manner. ...
  • MYTHBUSTERS: Why Eating Fish is no Better for the Environment than Meat

    August 24, 2017 14797378_10154529052060729_164910532_n
    EDITOR’S BLOG “Which causes more greenhouse gas emissions, rearing cattle or driving cars?” So begins a 2006 report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations about the harmful effects of the production of meat on the environment (read ...
  • Silence Please: The Issue of Underwater Sound Pollution

    July 3, 2017 26179368_10155926736941684_290337491_o
    EDITOR’S BLOG In 2011, 19 pilot whales stranded off the coast of Scotland. This is just one out of many such events that have taken place over the past decades. The reason why these kinds of mass whale strandings occur is, however, ...
  • Viva La Agricultural Revolución! Urban Agriculture in Cuba

    May 22, 2017 24739926_10155860429686684_1520004205_o-1
    Urban Agriculture and Sustainability | Post 2/6 Sun, cigars, communism and Che . All about as Cuban as you can get. The largest island in the Caribbean undoubtedly holds distinct charm. But what travel guides fail to mention about this tropical ...
  • Rotting Cores: Cities and Systems. The Space for Urban Agriculture.

    April 24, 2017 17967949_10155145625296684_1879755733_o
    Urban Agriculture and Sustainability | Post 1/6 Cities are the culmination of human prosperity and ingenuity; the melting pot of culture and identity; and the newest biome of our planet – the ‘concrete jungle’. But within this analogy, the emphasis rests ...
  • The Environment and The Law: Current Outlook and Shortcomings

    April 5, 2017 economy_vs_ecology_20150930_Julian_Yu-medium
    Civil Society and Legal Change | Part 1/4 Overview As an individual in a highly organized, institutionalized and controlled society, is there any way that you can affect its direction? Do you feel compelled to influence progress in society, or is that ...
  • Rape in the Bosnian War: An end to Impunity?

    March 29, 2017 16402067_10208521574182282_1778307234_n
    Part 4/4 The 1990s marks a period of action and reaction to wartime rape. It was a period that witnessed two highly publicized rape campaigns throughout the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. It was also a period that saw the creation of ...
  • The Rape of Germany

    March 2, 2017 13866757_10154322543731684_482637419_n
    Part 3/4 The invasion of Germany has historically marked the beginning of the end of the Second World War or, put differently, the beginning of the triumph of good over evil. Yet history seems to have forgotten the wave of evil that ...