Glopolis is a non-partisan, non-governmental organization which focuses on the analysis of economic globalization, trade, development, agriculture and climate change.
19. 3. 2013
Poverty, not scarcity of food is the cause of hunger. The current world trade order is skewed against the interests of the needy. Change is required at all levels and small-scale farms matter most.
9. 11. 2012
An article on the first part of Practical Actions European speaker tour on climate change written by Nicholas Milton.
27. 9. 2012
How does planting trees become a political gesture? Biologist and political activist Wangari Maathai of Kenya received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for promoting sustainable development, democracy and peace, primarily through the Green Belt Movement she founded in 1977 with the goal of planting trees throughout Kenya. On a trip to sacred Tumutumu Hill this past summer, Daniela Vrbová from Czech Radio 6 found that Wangari Maathai’s legacy continues to have an influence on the lives of Kenyans even a year after her death.
2. 5. 2012
On 2 May 2012 the European Commission met to discuss the European biofuel policy, more specifically the problematic issue of high carbon emissions connected to indirect land use change (ILUC). More than 100 NGOs from all over the world, including Glopolis, signed an open letter to the European commissioners calling for the EU to put measures into place to avert the negative impacts biofuel policies have on climate change.
2. 4. 2012
European policies in support of biofuels have unfortunate consequences – western firms are taking over land in Africa to cultivate crops such as jatropha, essentially destroying local agriculture in the process. “These firms are creating a very poor impression of western countries in the eyes of Africans. People are alarmed over what could happen next,” says Francis Namu Njoka, a Kenyan biofuel and biomass expert.
8. 3. 2012
Poverty refers not only to one’s economic situation, but also to other factors that influence life. Especially in the past years the term “energy poverty” has become more common.
23. 2. 2012
In recent years African countries have enjoyed interest from abroad, thanks in part to a great amount of available land apparently ideal for cultivating crops for providing food security and for the production of biofuels.
22. 4. 2013
Glopolis issued a new study „Food Security and Agricultural Trade in Kenya: the Impact of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) on Food Security of Poor Kenyans“.
20. 12. 2012
Glopolis issued a policy brief dealing with options for fiscal stimulus in the Czech Republic.
20. 12. 2012
Glopolis issued a new study on financial crisis and a debate between fiscal austerity and fiscal stimulus.
30. 11. 2012
Glopolis issued a new study on food prices in Kenya.