The world is only getting hungrier for food, energy and solutions to the many issues we face today. Innovation and digitisation could unlock the solutions to these problems, says CSIRO scientist Dr Stefan Hajkowicz.
Robert McLachlan –
New Zealanders still have one more week to voice their opinion on the country's proposed zero carbon legislation, and the crunch point is whether or not agriculture should be part of the transition to low-carbon economy.
Florian Nebel –
The SDGs are all the rage in the sustainability space, but how exactly do we go about achieving them? Florian Nebel from sustainability consultancy thinkstep shares six bits of advice gleaned from recent workshops held in New Zealand.
Implementing the SDGs will require people who have skills such as systems thinking and integrated problem solving—and universities are perfectly positioned to help. Here's a practical guide for universities to get started on the Goals.
Hurricane Harvey isn't a "natural disaster" because disasters are not natural, says University College London researcher Ilan Kelman. Rather, they are the result of social and political forces which shape people's vulnerability to events.
New Zealand and Indian courts have recently moved to give rivers in their countries the same rights as human beings. But will this create more problems than it solves? The Third Pole's South Asia managing editor Omair Ahmad weighs in.
Medilyn Manibo –
The Rockefeller Foundation is looking for more cities willing to build economic, social and physical resilience amid a rapidly urbanising world. Submission of applications for the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge ends on September 10.
Pure Advantage's new independent report, Green Growth: Opportunities for New Zealand, is the first robust analytical assessment of New Zealand's green growth economic opportunities within a global context.