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Lourdes Gomez Twitter: @shmershmezLourdes

I live in Australia where I work as a writer & editor and researcher. I study international relations, peace and conflict studies and environmental sociology.
  • Yasuni National Park in Ecuador

    Putting a Price on Nature

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    Biological diversity and healthy eco-systems are what support our planet and our rapidly growing human population, the loss of which would be disastrous on so many levels. Could the financialisation of nature be a way out of this dilemma?

  • A Date with Private Welfare

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    It was pretty delightful, the time we spent together was indescribable. Mr Welfare had really committed, promised me that he was there to support me describing himself as “responsible for the development of service delivery policy and provides access to social, health and other payments and services.” So I thought, […]

  • Rights and Resources in Global Mining – Andy White

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    This is the transcript of an interview between Future Challenges Regional Editor Lourdes Gomez and Andy White, the Director of Washington-based Rights and Resources Initiative. It’s part of our Lead Article “A Zero-Sum Game?” The article deals with the following question: Rapid globalisation makes competition for land, raw materials and other resources intense. When […]

  • We all “speak” the language of peace

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    “In a sense it’s strange that humanity didn’t turn out even worse…that our goals are sometimes unrealistic and that we have to live with frustration is bad enough..” – Johan Galtung. Galtung one of the foremost theorists in peace and conflict studies, I believe hits the nail on the head. […]