|Posted on January 28, 2013 at 8:50 AM||comments (0)|
Offshore Financial Center is (OFC): Any country or territory whose laws way be used to avoid or evade taxes which may be due in another country under that country's laws. Curacao is an offshore center, but the Netherlands is one of the biggest. These centers are used by Multi National Corporations (MNC) and High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI)...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 7, 2013 at 8:30 PM||comments (3)|
The Fuikdag in Curacao has become a global event. On the first Sunday of the year boat owners and their guest sail to an isolated beach called Fuik and have a party in the water. They travel with bands, DJ's and bars. The event is transmitted by the media and via social media all over the globe.
This is unique. People travel from abroad to be part of t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 11, 2012 at 8:25 AM||comments (0)|
Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to more than 4 million athletes in 170 countries. Special Olympics competitions are held every day, all around the world—including local, national and regional competitions, adding up to more than 53,000 events a year.
These compet...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 27, 2012 at 5:20 AM||comments (0)|
To balance the Ps (Planet, People, Profit) in the three domains (Government, NGOs and Market) and to resolve the wicked problem of climate change, wisdom is required. Wisdom is action that not only benefits the actor taking the action (Me) but also benefits others (We). As with people, organizations need to become sage as well. The central issue is about efficiency, effectiveness, explicability and ethics. Also, wise government is required (Goede, 2011). This is related to know...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 26, 2012 at 7:10 AM||comments (0)|
Migration is a sometimes overlooked consequence of climate change. This migration is caused by natural disaster, warming and drought, rising sea levels and competition over natural resources. This migration will often be internal, but also external, across borders. “There are no international instruments that specially address international migration stemming from climate change or other environmental factors.” (Martin,2010) The issue mi...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 24, 2012 at 4:45 AM||comments (0)|
Grassroot organizations play an essential role. Citizens detect issues and via media, nowadays especially social media and political mechanism put issues on thepolitical agenda. But also resolve issues directly by executing campaigns, projects and other direct interventions.
The balancing of the three Ps should start at an individual level (Goede, 2011, Golob etal. 2011, Stigl...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|
The governance of adaptation and mitigate the consequences of climate change, worries the Caribbean SIDS. The governance structure is called a failure, especially Commission on Sustainable Development. There is not enough regional coordination. There is not enough political buy in. There is concern about preferment status of SIDS will be lost. There is concern that Green Economy is not a proven concept (UN DESA,2011).
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|Posted on April 20, 2012 at 8:15 AM||comments (0)|
The specific problems manifest local, on the national level and should be resolved at the national level. The National UNESCO Commissions (NUCs) fulfill a key role in translating the global agenda to the local level and vise versa. In Curacao, the keyperson is Mrs. Marva Brown.
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|Posted on April 18, 2012 at 5:25 AM||comments (0)|
In the next three blogs the three levels of governance (Global, Local and Grassroots) will be discussed.
Climate change is a global phenomenon and threat and must be governed on a global level. Given globalization, this balance of the three Ps will also be looked for on a global level, in and between Intergovernmental Organizations, International Non-Governmental ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 17, 2012 at 6:50 AM||comments (0)|
There is a growing consensus that during the period of neoliberalism too much was claimed by the market, too much was deregulated by governments. Corporations were pursuing only profit are not sustainable (Bakan, 2004). There is this paradigm shift that corporations should pursue the triple bottom-line: people, planet and profit. A company that can do this, is a green or wise company, which can be identified by its practice of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) (Goede, 2011)...Read Full Post »