Experts at the recent Green Cities conferences in Sydney gazed into their crystal balls and identified six key trends that city leaders and building and real estate sectors cannot ignore if they want a sustainable and secure future.
At the frontline of climate change – Sagar Island at the confluence of the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal – is losing the battle to sea level rise, coastal erosion, tidal surges and increasingly violent cyclones.
Christoph Rupprecht –
The World Economic Forum forecasts a bleak outlook for the future of food, with "unchecked consumption" and "survival of the richest" some some the likely outcomes in a recent report. But there is a better way, says researcher Christop Rupprecht.
Pay Drechsel –
Urban agriculture already plays an important role in global food production, but can it keep cities fed? It might not be enough, says International Water Management Institute's Pay Drechsel.
Giulio Boccaletti –
The crises engulfing the modern world are complex. But one thing is clear: the environment is connected to all of them. Solutions will mean little without a healthy world in which to implement them.
Indonesia has already made notable strides to develop climate mitigation strategies that ensure the protection of its forests, notably through its high-level support for efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation ...
This briefing note outlines the challenges and opportunities for Indonesia to achieve water, energy and food security targets in ways that align with its long term development strategy. A water-energy-food ...
This paper aims to provide policy makers with an overview of how different organizations and sectors perceive the challenges and opportunities of sustainable agriculture in ASEAN and its contribution to ...