Rajesh Makwana

Rajesh Makwana is the executive director of Share The World's Resources, (STWR), a London-based civil society organisation campaigning for a fairer sharing of wealth, power and resources within and between nations. He can be contacted at rajesh@sharing.org

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Friday, October 3, 2014 - 11:15am
Sharing a (Not So) Living Planet
Barely a week after more than half a million people marched for decisive action on climate change, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) released their latest Living Planet report , which serves as a timely reminder that the environmental crises we face extend far beyond the popular discourse on...
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Friday, June 6, 2014 - 2:15pm
Global Justice, Sustainability and the Sharing Economy
If the sharing economy movement is to play a role in shifting society away from the dominant economic paradigm, it will have to get political. And this means guarding against the co-optation of sharing by the corporate sector, while joining forces with a much larger body of activists that have long...
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Friday, March 21, 2014 - 7:26am
Equity + Sustainability = Sharing Globally
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 11:01am
Moving Beyond the Corporate Vision of Sustainability
The corporate capture of policymaking has dire implications for how we achieve sustainable development in the 21st century, and it must be strongly opposed in the coming years as deliberations on climate change and sustainable development reach important conclusions.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 2:29pm
Extreme Wealth vs Global Sharing
Last year alone, the world's 100 richest people earned a combined additional income of $241 billion. According to new calculations, redistributing just a quarter of this vast quantity of money would enable governments to wipe out extreme poverty for an entire year.
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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 7:47am
How to Mobilise $2.8tr to Finance the Global Sharing Economy
Today, governments around the world are implementing programs of austerity that are reversing the social protections that people have fought for over many generations. By dramatically cutting public spending on social welfare and essential services, austerity measures are undermining human rights and threatening to unravel the basic fabric of society and community. But is there really no alternative to these unjust economic policies, as we are being led to believe?
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Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 10:38am
Imagining the Ultimate Global Sharing Day
There is nothing novel about the practice of sharing; people do it every day and have done since the dawn of civilisation. But on Global Sharing Day , millions of people in organisational networks that span 147 countries simultaneously voiced their support for the ‘sharing economy' by participating in sharing workshops and activities across the world.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 2:51pm
Proposing a Vision of a New Earth
The following article is based on a presentation by Share The World’s Resources for the World Public Forum ‘Dialogue of Civilisations’ 10th Anniversary Conference, Rhodes, October 2012:
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 11:45am
It’s Time to Prioritize the Global Sharing Economy
This following article is based on a new report, Financing the Global Sharing Economy , by the non-profit policy and advocacy group Share the World's Resources (STWR). For references, further resources and to read the full report, see below or click here .
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Friday, February 10, 2012 - 9:35am
Global Justice and the Future of Hope
Would it be easier to create a sustainable global economy if the world more closely resembled the demographics and geography of Iceland - a volcanic island with a manageably small population and a unique abundance of renewable energy?
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