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We all receive lots of materials to read these days, whether over the Internet, in the mail or some even by our own choice.  Sometimes it’s difficult to discern what is worth reading and what is not; certainly, it’s impossible to read everything that’s available.  But I was introduced to something of significant value this […]
You recall the story.  A vain emperor who cares about nothing except wearing and displaying the finest clothes unknowingly hires two swindlers who promise him the finest, best suit of clothes from a fabric invisible to anyone who is unfit for his position or “hopelessly stupid.”  The emperor’s ministers cannot see the clothing themselves, but pretend that they […]
I’ve been thinking about balance in our lives.  It’s a condition we strive for in all the facets of our very busy days, and without the conscious awareness of it I suspect most of us would quickly fall seriously “out of balance. ”  That short phrase suggests that something in our work or relationships or […]
In response to a recent blog essay, I received a comment from a friend in exasperated empathy for the predicament of the poor.  His note read, “The poor just don’t matter.  They are throw-away people.”  The comment wasn’t a reflection of his own feelings, but rather an indictment of a significant share of the world […]
Collective action on terrain where things are getting complicated: Case of Miraflor René Mendoza V. *   In the previous article (“Coordination and collective action to mitigate the impact of climate change”) we worked on the framework of coordination, science, ecology and economics in the case of the CamBIO project in Central America. Now we […]
Coordination and collective action to mitigate the impact of climate change: the case of the regional project CamBIO René Mendoza Vidaurre  “if you think one year ahead, you will plant a seed…if you think 10 years ahead, you will plant a tree “. Chinese poet, 500 AC  In response to the question about what practices […]
Coordination and collective action for mitigating the impact of climate change: the case of the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador René Mendoza V. *   What practices contribute to the climate given the crisis of climate change? Apart from measures concerning the use and supply of energy related to construction, transport and industry, and the elimination […]
The importance of peasant agriculture for Climate Change René Mendoza V. *  Francisco Cruz, a small scale producer from the community of Peñas Blancas (in the municipality of El Cua) said: “Coffee is taking more time to ripen, it is now January 5th and the rainy season continues here.” INETER announced at the end of […]

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CONCEPT PAPER
WPF concept paper final Jan 2014

For an introduction to this Concept Paper,
see CEO Steve Sheppard’s Jan. 31, 2014 blog post titled
The Difficult Work of Bridges.

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