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Staying Warm

There are still large numbers of people sleeping outside, in the cold struggling to find

The year 2078, I will celebrate my 75th birthday. If I have children, maybe they will spend that day with me. Maybe they will ask me about you. Maybe they will ask why you didn’t do anything while there still was time to act. You say you love your children above all else, and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes. Until you start focusing on what needs to be done, rather than what is politically possible, there is no hope. We cannot solve a crisis without treating it as a crisis. We need to keep the fossil fuels in the ground, and we need to focus on equity. And if solutions within the system are so impossible to find, then maybe we should change the system itself.

Greta Thunberg, 15-year-old climate activist from Sweden, U.N. plenary at the climate summit COP24 in Katowice, Poland, December 12, 2018
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The modern fairtrade movement (built on strong historical roots) is now some 50 years old and has a significant history and track record reflected in current debate and argument.

Colm Regan presents some of the main arguments offered in support of Fairtrade and those criticising Fairtrade too.

The annual survey is one of the driving forces in listening to our readers who get to share views, ideas and suggestions on how we should work and what features we should focus on.

Tell us what you’d like to see us to feature and explore in 2019.

(P.S. – you’ll also be in with the chance of winning a hamper of development education goodies!)

Minister Ciarán Cannon launches the 2019 Our World Irish Aid Leave No One Behind education initiative for primary schools, teachers and pupils

In Focus

New Have you ever wanted to look for whether the SDGs are directly or indirectly included in a resource – whether a booklet, a short film, an issue-based activity pack or an NGO report?

Say hello, to the Sustainable Development Goals Explorer. Quickly find resources from our library that are relevant to each of the Sustainable Development Goals, 1 through 17.

Expect new books, videos and cutting edge global justice research reports to be added to the resource library, fortnightly.