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‘As Trump smacks the climate, world must do better to save planet’, by Lorenzo Fioramonti, 04.06.2017

GovInn’s Directors Lorenzo Fioramonti published the article ‘As Trump smacks the climate, world must do better to save planet‘ in The Conversation.

As Donald Trump’s America drops out of the Paris Agreement, it’s high time to ask whether conventional approaches to sustainable development are enough to deal with the multiple crises facing the world. A shift to a “green economy” is essential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But more is needed to build truly sustainable economies, which not only curb emissions, but also drastically reduce all the negative impacts on nature and society.

Read the full article here: https://theconversation.com/as-trump-smacks-the-climate-world-must-do-better-to-save-planet-78567?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Public Lecture: “Donald Trump: Aggravator or Catalyst in EU Crises”

 

The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) and the Department of Political Sciences (University of Pretoria) held a public lecture on Wednesday, 15 February 2017 entitled “Donald Trump: Aggravator or Catalyst in EU Crises”. The lecture was presented by visiting scholar Dr Wolfgang Seibel from the University of Konstanz, Germany. The event was well attended by a variety of scholars and practitioners including members of the diplomatic corps, government and the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), and boasted a strong showing by students from the Department of Political Sciences eager to engage with a highly topical subject matter.

 

A transcript of Dr Seibel’s lecture is available below.

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“Trump leaves citizens a job to do”, Op-ed on Business Day, 23.11.2016

Lorenzo Fioramonti in his latest contribution to Business Day wrote:

“The election of Donald Trump to the White House has been a cold shower not only to many Americans but also to myriad intelligent individuals committed to social transformation and justice the world over. Many know very well that the mainstream neoliberal approach to economic development and politics, as well as the current version of globalisation, has created injustices and tensions. We also know that political systems, not only in the US, are rigged to favour special interests, corporate giants and lobbying, which often is the euphemism for legalised corruption. Yet we found it paradoxical that a man who embodies the most vicious aspects of global capitalism and a natural disrespect for social welfare and the working class can be viewed as the man of change.”

Please read the whole contribution here.

 

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