Glopolis is a non-partisan, non-governmental organization which focuses on the analysis of economic globalization, trade, development, agriculture and climate change.

MDGs, SDGs and the Change of Paradigm

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Have you ever asked yourself the question: what does a change of global paradigm look like in daily life? Every now and then we hear that a paradigm change is happening around this issue or in that field. Digital content, mobile phones and social networks have brought disruptive changes to our lives. 3D printers are just about to do so. Yet, social change is substantially slower.

Smog, Palms and Politics

Smog na Penangu - jeden z lepších dnů

We stare blankly ahead. Palm oil has been the subject of debate for some time already. Theoretically I know the negative effects of large-scale oil palm cultivation. But it’s one thing to know and quite another to survive.

The World On a Plate - the hidden stories of our food

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Can a muffin put you behind bars? Are seed banks really necessary? Why are rainforest being cut down for my cookie? The answers to these questions may be more important than they seem, and can be found by a trip to the cinema.

Myths and Legends From the Unknown World

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Glopolis releases a publication focused on myths connected with developing countries.

Struggling smallholders

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The current state of food security in Kenya is ironic. The country has the most advanced economy in East Africa; yet, almost one-half of the Kenyan population lives below the poverty line, and many depend on food aid. Signing a new trade agreement with the European Union may make matters worse.

The Impacts of Biofuel Production in Developing Countries

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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.

Fact-finding mission to Indonesia

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A fact-finding mission to Indonesia was undertaken at the end of March and the beginning of April this year as part of the We Won't Accept Hunger! project. A team of five “ambassadors” under the experienced supervision of the project coordinator travelled directly to Sumatra. The aim of this two-week trip was to observe the impacts of intensive oil palm cultivation on the environment and the food security of local communities. 

Publications

Survival of the richest: Europe’s role in supporting an unjust global tax system 2016

Annual report on tax transparency produced by civil society organizations in countries across Europe.

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Palm oil certification - from partnerships to sustainability

Glopolis issued a publication on certified palm oil called „Palm Oil Certification - from partnerships to sustainability.“


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Booklet How our plates make the world go round

Glopolis released a booklet titled How our plates make the world go round.

How the world makes our plates go round

Myths and Legends From the Unknown World

Glopolis releases a publication focused on myths connected with developing countries.

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