The Big Q

Questions - Ideas - Scholarship - Debates

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What are the human rights considerations of the COVID vaccine distribution process? πŸ”Š

In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the development of vaccines offer hope for global health action. But the task of distributing the vaccine has multiple human rights concerns, including issues of vaccine nationalism and equitable distribution to marginalised communities.

What impact will the US rejoining the Paris Climate Accord have? πŸ”Š

One of the first actions Joe Biden took on the first day of his presidency was to return the United States to the Paris Climate Accords. This follows Donald Trump taking the US out of the agreement while in office.

Is 2021 humanity’s make-or-break moment on climate change?

COVID-19 and climate change are two sides of the same coin. To overcome both we must confront their root cause: an economic system that is killing the planet.

Politics & Society

How will Estonia reckon with the far-right?

How will Estonia reckon with the far-right?

As all eyes were glued to the storming of the American Capitol and the second impeachment of Donald Trump, the small Baltic nation of Estonia was experiencing its own reckoning with the far-right.

Science & Technology

Business & Economics

Meal kit delivery services – Can they advance sustainable eating?

Meal kit delivery services – Can they advance sustainable eating?

“Regular meal subscription services such as My Food Bag and Hello Fresh market themselves as a convenient alternative to supermarket shopping to consumers with a large focus on sustainability. But is it actually transformational change or too little, too late.”

Arts & Culture

What’s wrong with the Anzac mythology?

What’s wrong with the Anzac mythology?

“In salvaging these stories of bloodshed and terror, heroism and humanity, we must pick apart the grand mythology which has smothered and replaced them.”