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Why carbon tax isn’t on Obama's agenda

Last month, President Obama outlined his second-term plan to address climate change. It includes a range of executive actions and ...

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The reality of urban resilience

In my last blog ( https://openminds.swissre.com/story/273/solutions-in-the-city), I explain why Swiss Re is supporting US city ...

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Banning plastic

Rwanda has banned non-biodegradable plastic and hopes to become the first plastic free country in the world, but as this ...

STORY URL: Rwanda's plastic bag-free utopia
Not so long ago, Rwanda suffered from an all-too-familiar problem in Africa: billions of plastic bags choking waterways and destroying entire ecosystems. To fight this scourge of the environment...

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'Sociable' housing

Cohousing is a form of "intentional community" created and run by its residents. It consists of private houses or flats ...

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Toxic time bomb in India

What you see below is one of the latest documentaries on the toxic asbestos trade in India and it contains ...

STORY URL: 101 East - India: Toxic Trade
More than 50 countries have banned asbestos products but India cannot get enough and is importing the mineral from Canada. Is India investing in a future hea...

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To frack or not to frack

Swiss Re regularly updates its expert assessments of the shifting risk landscape through an array of publications aimed at its ...

STORY URL: http://media.swissre.com/documents/European_Legal_Developments_2011_2012.pdf

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Shall we breakdown our traditions?

Modern societies provide better healthcare for longer lives but break down the tradition that the growth children take care of ...

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Population Dynamics Everywhere

Population Dynamics Everywhere: How do we Preserve Wealth and Health? By Hans Groth, Chairman of the Board, WDA Forum, St ...

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The GM food debate

While some countries have allowed GM foods to be sold and cultivated, in India the debate rages on if GM ...

STORY URL: BBC HARDtalk - Vandana Shiva - Environmental Campaigner (19/11/12)
HARDtalk speaks to the original tree hugger. The phrase was coined back in the seventies when she, along with a group of women in India, hugged trees to stop...

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Who will take care of you in old age?

The film team that put together the "What's on your mind?" clip, talked to a lot of people around ...

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Social Care reforms

From April 2016 Government will introduce a £72k cap to social care costs in England. This should open up opportunities ...

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How do we support an ageing population?

Longer lives are great news, but how do we financially support the world's ageing population? Watch my video and take ...

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Some age old questions...

The proportion of the world's population aged over 60 will jump from 11.2% to 21.8% over the next ...

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Hong Kong student on climate change

This young student from Hong Kong's Victoria Shanghai Academy has strong views about climate change and how he hopes Hong ...

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About fracking fluid

According to the linked Swiss Re expert publication, between 1 million and 8 million gallons of fluid and 80 to ...

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