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Global Dynamics

Global dynamics is a term used to describe a new way of thinking about a wide variety of global challenges that recognises that there is a host of factors—complexity, politics, economics, culture, technology, demographics, environmental.

Civil society

Civil society is a term used to describe one of three global sectors. It represents a collection of nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) and intermediary institutions.


The Corporation is a term used on a group of people joined in a common purpose to hold property, make contracts, and share profits according to the terms of a formal agreement or contract (charter) recognised by the state.

Geographic information system (GIS)

Geographic information system (GIS) is a term used to describe a computer-based system for storing, manipulating, and analysing data associated with particular geographic locations.

Pesticide Action Network (PAN)

The Pesticide Action Network is an international coalition of more than 300 nongovernmental organisations (NGO) that works to stop both pesticide misuse and proliferation of pesticide use worldwide.


Fairtrade – denotes a trading partnership based on dialogue, respect and transparency that seeks more significant equity in international trade by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalised producers and workers.

Friends of the Earth (FoE)

Friends of the Earth (FoE) is a non-governmental organisation that focuses on the relationships between human rights, social justice, and environmental issues.