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Green face, old tricks

How can we prevent an unjust transition? As the clean economy gets into gear, Nick Dowson asks whether a market-focused, subsidies-led approach will just mean more of the same.

Two films I’ve seen over the past year both dealt with human consequences and lives against the backdrop of new, largely faceless renewables projects at opposite end...

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A note from the editor

Nick Dawson

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Exploitation in the green transition

Just days after Hamas’s 7 October attacks, as Israel’s devastation of Gaza was getting into full swing, I received an odd email. It pitched a potential article from the CEO of the Israeli government’s Innovation Authority arguing that the COP28 climate conference could help rescue the process of ...

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Recent feature articles

A selection of feature articles from each of the latest New Internationalist magazines.

A study of 10,000 young people across 10 countries found 45 per cent said climate change ‘negatively affected their daily life and functioning’. The impact was significantly higher in the four Global South countries surveyed: Brazil, Nigeria, the Philippines and India. Photo: Media Lens King/shutterstock

A world to win

We don’t just need solutions – we need the courage to imagine they will succeed. Conrad Landin makes the case for collective action to secure a just future.

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Protestors in Panama City in July 2022 demand the government puts a ceiling on the price of fuel, food and medicines. Photo: Erick Marciscano/Reuters/Alamy

Whodunnit?

As the cost of living crisis becomes entrenched, Nick Dowson examines the scene of the crime, tracks down the culprits and proposes a route to resolution.

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At Chattogram, Bangladesh, kids take to the water in the Karnaphuli as if it were a part of them. Photo: Ihsaan Eesa/Alamy

Holy waters

We need thriving rivers in order for life on Earth to flourish. But often how we treat them shows little understanding of this basic principle. Dinyar Godrej ventures into the maelstrom.

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Government officials pray over a storage box containing Covid-19 vaccines before they leave for various vaccination centres in Mumbai, India, in January this year. India is one of the countries that is calling for patents on Covid-19 vaccines to be waived during the pandemic. Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg/Getty

Who gets it?

Access to life-saving Covid-19 vaccines should not be reserved for the rich. But that is what’s happening on a global scale today. Heidi Chow calls for technology to be shared and patents to be suspended in order to unlock vaccine production for all.

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 Another chunk of the Amazon rainforest goes up in smoke. In the last 10 years alone, 38,600 km2 (equal to 8.4 million football fields) has been deforested for ranching, logging, soy and oil-palm cultivation. Photo: Loren McIntyre/Stock Connection Blue/Alamy

The case for nature

We have brought the natural world and its diversity to a breaking point. Dinyar Godrej surveys the damage and explores how we need to act to repair it.

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Albertina is 15 and the oldest of three sisters. When her mother died she took over responsibility for raising her younger siblings. Now she wants to become a nurse. Photo: Chris de Bode/Panos

The hidden debt of care

Covid-19 has pushed the world’s caregivers to the limit and beyond. Amy Hall explains how their work continues to be undermined and undervalued.

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From the archives

A selection of articles from the New Internationalist magazine archives.

Reasons to be cheerful

Reasons to be cheerful

Happy families; Radio, live transmission; Eat your greens.

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Oregon trumps the Fed

Oregon trumps the Fed

The state of Oregon has expanded access to abortion, birth control and post-natal medical care for women, writes Amy Hall

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Mixed Media: Film

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom; Joyland.

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Mixed Media: Books

Mixed Media: Books

The Drinker of Horizons; Macunaíma; Out of Sri Lanka; Black Oot Here.

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Mixed Media: Music

Mixed Media: Music

Women in Revolt; Last Night a Woman Saved My Life.

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 Illustration: Sarah John

Cheers to us

Her first job as a penniless university student has a special place in Virginia Tognola’s memories.

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 Photo courtesy of WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education)

Making Waves: Sakena Yacoobi

Veronique Mistiaen meets Afghanistan’s ‘mother of education’, who for more than two decades has been transforming lives through community-based learning.

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Green colonialism - The Facts

Green colonialism - The Facts

Green hydrogen and electricity access; Carbon Credits.

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Country Profile: Angola

The photos, facts, and politics of Angola.

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Big Bad World

Double-edged sword. By P J Polyp.

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