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Ecocide is already an international crime during wartime. According to 8.2.b (iv) of the Rome Statute it is a crime to “intentionally launch an attack in the knowledge that such attack will cause…widespread, long-term and severe damage to the...

The Online Networked Neighbourhoods Study explored the ways in which people communicate online using local citizen-run websites, the impact of that communication, and the implications for local service providers. It focused on three well-established sites...

The 2010 edition of the World Energy Outlook WEO was released in  November and it provides updated projections of energy demand, production, trade and investment, fuel by fuel and region by region to 2035. It includes, for the first time, a new scenario...

A report from Enterprise UK: We’re calling all individuals to make a job, not just take a job. Download our report here Through the research three main gaps were identified that need to be closed to increase entrepreneurial behaviour. 1. NARROW...

The Government has signalled a radical shift in planning powers to the local authority and community levels. While we need to work nationally and internationally to secure progress on climate change we also need to galvanise local action. Today, a...

The Commission for Rural Communities have publilshed the results of thier analysis of over 70 submissions of evidence from civil society organisations and others on the economic aspects of the government’s Big Society agenda, in thier new report...

Designs of the time, Cornwall (Dott Cornwall) has been working for a year now with local citizens, professionals, experts and designers to co-create new solutions to local issues that in turn may have a national or international significance. Their...

October 27, 2010 | In: Local Government

Big Design Challenge

What are the big issues facing people in your community? This is the question that we will be asking citizens of Cornwall in the run up to the launch of Cornwall’s Big Design Challenge. via Big Design...

The minimum wage is one of the most progressive measures of the last fifty years. It is to Labour’s vast credit that it introduced the mandatory wage in the face of Tory opposition and insisted that it should be a national wage in the face of Libdem...

A new report says helping managers utilise their staff better could spare the front line from cuts. Public sector waste is high on the political agenda at the moment. So we were interested to see a new report by consultancy Knox D'Arcy, which...

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