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'People won't stop using charcoal'

In poor areas of Zambian capital Lusaka people are stuck with energy solutions that harm the environment, because clean alternatives are unaffordable.

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“When the rain falls – we are not fine”

Increasing temperatures, more rains and stronger winds – city dwellers in Mozambique have to deal with the effects of climate change.

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DIY urbanism - not the same for rich and poor

By 2050 it is estimated that most Africans will live in cities. But the local governments will not have enough funds to invest in public services. What does DIY (do it yourself) urbanism mean in this context? Is it something positive or negative? What are the policy and practical implications of DIY urbanism?

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$250,000 in funding for projects aimed at advancing the discipline of political science

In keeping with its mission to support excellence in political science scholarship and teaching and informed discourse about politics, policy, and civic participation, the American Political Science Association today announced ten recipients of the 2018 Special Projects Fund. Each funded project will receive up to $25,000 for a total of $250,000 across all projects aimed at advancing the political science discipline or addressing significant challenges facing the discipline.A review committee consisting of seven political science faculty members selected the recipients based on the quality of their proposals. The committee considered the merits of each proposal based on the importance of the issue being addressed, the wider benefits to the discipline, and the project’s practicability and efficacy. The Special Projects Fund committee received 58 applications, each of which was reviewed by at least two committee members.

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“Climate Justice: Conversations Across Barriers and Borders” explores climate change inequality

“Climate change is definitely the most formidable challenge that humanity has ever faced,” Kashwan told the audience. “When talking about facing the issue, we forget that both the causes and the consequences of climate change have implications that are very different for different groups throughout the world.”

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Environmental and Climate Justice in Puerto Rico: Scholarship and Praxis

A Conversation with Ruth Santiago Moderated by Prakash Kashwan.This event is a deep interest in questions of environmental and climate justice, is co-sponsored by El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies and the Human Rights Institute.

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