Mongolian pastoral society and women

Yurts, the traditional round tent dwellings of the Inner Asian nomads, have been in use for more than 3,000 years. Constructed according to the principle of sparing natural resources, yurts are also a place where men and women live together in integrated harmony.

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Kam community and intergenerational education

Sustaining the Kam people’s intergenerational knowledge will ensure the availability of inclusive quality education. However, the Kam people face persistent challenges in the preservation of their own culturally significant and unique knowledge systems.

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Health and wellbeing in African cities

To ensure new buildings in tropical climates, such as Benin, Cameroon, Ghana and Ivory Coast, are not detrimental to human health, legislation on recently-introduced construction techniques is needed. Science and technology will be key to making it purposeful.

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Territorial integration and agricultural capacities of drylands

Meeting regional food production is nearly impossible in drylands, which exist in over 110 countries. Oasis ecosystems contribute not only to the biodiversity of the ecosystem but also to the diversity of diet, whilst improving rural-urban territorial connectivity.

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Sustainable livelihoods of the Chipaya people in Bolivia

Climate change threatens the existence of the Chipaya people by making traditional water management practices non-viable. A sustainable future can be secured by introducing new, sustainable land management technologies.

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The shift from sustainability to justainability

What can we learn from the many comparisons being made between the simultaneous crises of COVID-19 and climate change? Are these part of the same sustainability crisis? The pandemic has offered the opportunity to redefine sustainability.

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