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Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Reduced Inequalities SDGs

How Tech Can Support Better Access to Legal Services

Technology in legal design utilizes all kinds of technology to solve legal problems and facilitate work in the legal domain. Creating access and easily understandable legislation through tech can minimize many issues that currently stand. But how can we translate the complex legal language to everyday language? Why is there a need for technology in […]

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Affordable and Clean Energy Clean Water and Sanitation Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Life Below Water Reduced Inequalities

Tensions of Sustainable Water Governance

Sustainable water governance is expected to solve problems related to water scarcity, hydro-electricity and water contamination, to name a few. How do we understand sustainability in relation to water governance? Why do many water interventions labelled as “sustainable” produce highly contradictory results? In this episode, Mira Käkönen talks about how dams are marketed as multi-purpose, […]

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Climate Action Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Responsible Consumption and Production

We have an e-waste problem – How can smartphone refurbishing help?

Home appliances, communications and information technology devices, home entertainment devices…you name it. Electronic or e-waste is the fastest growing waste stream globally. In 2019, a record of 53.6 million metric tons of globally generated e-waste was reported. Electronic devices contain an extensive list of precious metals as well as harmful chemicals; if no product recovery procedures are […]

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Climate Action Good Health and Well-being Life Below Water Life on Land Responsible Consumption and Production

Cosmetic world: Sustainability in Beauty, Beauty in Sustainability

Unethical animal testing methods, business practices in the chemical industry and natural ingredients sourcing are just a few of the practices that exist within the cosmetics industry with unsustainable tendencies1. Microplastics and chemicals from cosmetics products and their packaging have also been found to have negative impact on both life in water and on land. But the cosmetics industry and unsustainable practices does not have to go hand […]

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Decent Work and Economic Growth Good Health and Well-being No Poverty Reduced Inequalities Responsible Consumption and Production

Cash in Humanitarian Assistance: Can We Balance the Environmental and Social Trade-off?

In humanitarian assistance, an increasingly popular response is cash and voucher assistance (CVA). CVA refers to “the provision of cash transfers or vouchers given to individuals, household or community recipients”1. Just from 2015 to 2020, the use of CVA as a humanitarian response more than doubled, making it an important element of the humanitarian response programs2.   CVA’s positive impact in social and economic sustainability is well established; it allows freedom in decision-making and […]

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Life on Land Responsible Consumption and Production Zero Hunger

From Farm to Table: Exploring Alternative Food Networks

The world’s food system account for over one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activity according to a recent study, but food´s relationship with sustainable development does of course not end there.  Globalization has had a major impact on food systems around the world according to a report by FAO. It allows giant food corporations to […]

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Life Below Water Life on Land Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Reduced Inequalities Sustainable Cities and Communities

Green(ing) colonialism in Sámi territories

In recent years, different social and environmental justice movements have caused many to wake up to the injustice suffered by marginalized groups and made us aware of the struggle’s they face due to their identity, ethnicity, culture or pollution of their environment. Still, in much of the mainstream discussion there has been a lack of indigenous perspectives on these topics.   In this episode of Sustainability Unwrapped, we get an insight into the struggles of the Arctic Indigenous People of Europe, the Sámis, and how their way of life and livelihoods are endangered by government supported […]