Tokyo 2020 in the Face of Hardship

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By Robert Hunziker The Tokyo 2020 Olympics reflects a sense of optimism to the world community and has become a centerpiece of the Abe administration’s...

The Rise of Shenzhen and BYD – How a Chinese Corporate Pioneer is Leading...

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By Taylor Ogan and Xiangming Chen While the world is focusing on if the Chinese government can be a trusted and reliable leader in dealing...

Children’s views should be taken into account when designing urban space

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By Jenny Wood Children see the world in a different way to adults, but urban planning policies rarely take this into account. By focusing on...
Climate Change

Two Hundred Years Of Talking About Climate Change

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By Joseph Mazur Back in the 1970s, when I was a graduate student at MIT, there were a few weeks of cafeteria conversations among earth...

How green is your Christmas tree?

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By Professor Ian D. Rotherham There’s no way around the fact that Christmas has a large carbon footprint, from the travelling we do to the presents...

Nuclear Power and Public Fear in the Era of Climate Change

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By Scott Montgomery To discuss nuclear power requires discussion of public anxiety, particularly fear of radiation. Such fear exaggerates levels of actual risk and poses...

How to cook Christmas dinner in the most environmentally friendly way possible

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By Dr Ximena Schmidt, Dr Christian Reynolds and Sarah Bridle By now, most of us are aware that much of the food we eat, in...
sustainability

Why Fixing the Planet is also about Seizing Business Opportunities

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By Jean-Marc Ollagnier, Sybille Berjoan, Dr Jacques Bughin and Yuhui Xiong Companies’ efforts to become more sustainable can often be driven by regulation or government...
Agriculture

Agriculture, Sustainable Development, and Government Policy in Developing Countries

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By Dr. Kalim Siddiqui  I. Introduction Bandung Conference (1955) in Indonesia was the first large meeting of leaders from newly independent countries from Asia and Africa,...

Brief Considerations on Sustainability and Justice

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By François Mancebo Sustainable development is our major challenge today. What is even more challenging is to achieve both sustainability and social justice. In this...

Feed the Future of Agriculture with Vertical Farming

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By Mark Esposito, Terence Tse, Khaled Soufani and Lisa Xiong One big misconception is that produce grown from nontraditional methods is of lesser quality, and...
fume extraction

All You Need to Know About Fume Extraction

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The generation of fumes and fine particles is mostly caused by welding and other processes of metals that can be harmful to health. This...

Water is Life – They are Stealing our Livelihood and We aren’t Even Noticing

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By Peter Koenig Today, 22 March 2018, marks World Water Day. It is also the week, when the 8th World Water Forum (WWF-8) convenes, 18...

What the world can learn from clean energy transitions in India, China and Brazil

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By Radhika Khosla, Ajinkya Shrish Kamat, and Venkatesh Narayanamurti If the world is to transition to a climate-compatible future, much will turn on new innovations...

Cheap and Clean: Attitudes to Energy in a USA Concerned with Climate Change

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By Stephen Ansolabehere and David Konisky In light of the recent agreement between the US and China to cut greenhouse gas emissions, US climate policy...

As more climate migrants cross borders seeking refuge, laws will need to adapt

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By Katharine M. Donato, Amanda Carrico, and Jonathan M. Gilligan Climate change is upending people’s lives around the world, but when droughts, floods or sea level rise...

The Climate Crisis Dilemma

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By Graham Vanbergen The climate crisis is now changing global finance – Graham Vanbergen asks the question do we want to pay for it now...

Geopolitical Consequences of a Sustainable and Circular Economy

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Circular economy or CE is now the hot topic that everyone seems to be talking about. It has millions of followers who go on...

Harvesting The Biosphere

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By Vaclav Smil Humanity has been harvesting an increasing share of the Earth’s photosynthetic productivity. This has already resulted in a new world where the...

A Wake-up Call for the Corporate World

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By Christoph Burger, Antony Froggatt, Catherine Mitchell, and Jens Weinmann New regulations and opportunities in the decentralized energy market can be good for the planet and business.   January 2020 was...

Sustainable Mobility after the Pandemic

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By Emma Saxena and Michael Palocz-Andresen The COVID-19 pandemic has caused changes in frame conditions that enabled individuals to create new environmental-friendly habits. These hold the potential to...

Loss and Damage of Climate Change – from Managing Risks to the Politics of...

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By Swenja Surminski With the passing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, efforts to fight the changing climate’s causes and consequences have received increased...

The Insanity of Sustainability

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By Peter Koenig “Only the Dead Have Seen the End of War” – Plato. This wisdom is as valid today as it was 2,500 years ago....
Climate change

How Students Can Use Storytelling to Bring the Dangers of Climate Change to Life

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By Katie Persons, Florence Halstead, and Lisa Jones With the stark “code red” warnings from the world’s climate experts in the most recent report by the Intergovernmental...

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