Experts at the recent Beyond Plastic Pollution in Sydney, Australia, shared numerous solutions to tackle one of the most intractable environmental challenges today: Marine plastic litter. Here are the five most inspiring ideas.
Veena Vidyadharan and Prithviraj Nath –
Inland waterways in India should be aligned with growth in India as it provides opportunities for strengthening local economy as well as connectivity for one of India's most isolated region says Veena Vidyadharan and Prithviraj Nath
Francesco Pomponi –
In fighting climate change, much has been said about energy efficiency in buildings. What about the carbon emissions involved in constructing buildings in the first place, asks Francesco Pomponi.
Ping Manongdo –
Mongolia's punishing winters see temperatures falling to 30 degrees below zero, making home insulation a must-have. Here's how an EU-funded initiative is providing an alternative to imported and unsustainable materials that Mongolians use today.
Vaidehi Shah –
In a bid to ease population pressure on Sydney and Melbourne and revive regional economies, an ambitious private sector plan aims to build eight new cities in inland Australia and connect them with a high speed rail—all without a cent of public money.