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.
Cities play a unique and crucial role in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. Making public transport more attractive and accessible, and sharing expertise among cities are two key ways to making urban areas more sustainable and liveable, say city leaders and experts.
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.
and John Thwaites, Katie Ross, Leanne Denby, and Marjan van den Belt –
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.
Ilan Kelman –
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.
Leveraging the power of business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis is the most powerful way to initiate change on a wider scale, says Patagonia Australia and New Zealand General Manager Dane O’Shanassy.
In Australia, Queensland and New South Wales will soon have a "one stop shop" for environmental approvals and assessment, including a 12-month limit on the assessment process. The reforms, according ...
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.
Pure Advantage, the not-for-profit organisation developing a green growth strategy for New Zealand, released a significant report into New Zealand's position in the global green economy. It details how New ...