Cities are the driving force of the global economy and will be home to most of the world's people by 2030. Can the public and private sectors learn to work hand-in-hand to ensure human habitats become resilient and future-ready?
Ian MacKenzie –
If recycling was run as a lottery scheme, would that encourage more people to recycle than a container refund scheme? The University of Queensland's Ian MacKenzie says we should take the gamble.
Philip Powell –
The "yuck factor" functions to protect us from potential harm; but it has also become an obstacle to more sustainable living. University of Sheffield's Philip Powell shares how to overcome disgust and make more sustainable lifestyle choices.
What's driving the low levels of commitment and ambition among governments to reduce carbon emissions? It could be the corrupting influence of vested interests, say Heinrich Böll Foundation's Lili Fuhr and Global Witness's Simon Taylor.
Companies that want to survive in the era of climate change cannot base their growth on endless consumption. They will need to rethink their business models and adapt to a resource-strained world, say WRI researchers.
Dutch manufacturing company AkzoNobel and sustainability media firm Eco-Business held the inaugural Cities:Possibilities forum on 8 November 2016. Read this outcome report for highlights from this insightful dialogue.
In July, the SWITCH-Asia Network Facility organised a conference on waste management and the circular economy in Asia, where participants from SWITCH-Asia projects, experts and policy-makers discussed waste management approaches ...
The Harnessing Public-Private Cooperation to Deliver the New Urban Agenda report emphasises that the future of cities largely depends on the way urbanisation is managed and public-private collaboration is leveraged ...