The ongoing digitalisation tsunami is likely to usher in a new worldwide wave of gender-based impacts.

Wednesday 8th March 2023

As CSW67 turns its attention to digitalisation, like the rest of the United Nations, this Briefing zooms in on less-discussed aspects of the ongoing digitalisation tsunami, which is likely to usher in a new worldwide wave of gender-based impacts, as the techno-patriarchy, along with Big Ag and other industries, relentlessly dreams up new ways of turning a profit by digitalising as many sectors as possible (often in extraordinarily far-fetched and unnecessary ways).

Report cover showing a spanner around the planet

Geoengineering comprises a set of technologies that include interventions on land, in the oceans, or in the atmosphere.

Thursday 3rd November 2022

Geoengineering – the large-scale and intentional technological manipulation of the planet’s climate – is creeping onto the agenda and into the processes of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) despite multiple concerns about potential environmental and social impacts.

Communique cover showing artist's interpretation of digital agriculture

The wrong kind of Food Systems Summit

Friday 23rd July 2021

Our latest communiqué looks at how the Food Systems Summit (FSS) planned for the fall of 2021 is not about changing food systems, but about spinning a story that props up and expands the industrial food chain at the expense of other food systems. The FSS’s proponents argue that the “food system” is broken, that population growth and climate change mean that we will not be able to feed everyone, and that only new technological developments can save us.

Envisaging rice farming in 2045 under two very different food systems

We map out two very different futures for food systems, people and the planet

Monday 29th March 2021

First, what do the next 25 years have in store with “agribusiness-as-usual”? The keys of the food system are handed over to data platforms, private equity firms, and e-commerce giants, putting the food security of billions at the mercy of high-risk, AI-controlled farming systems, and accelerating environmental breakdown. But what if the initiative is reclaimed by civil society and social movements?

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