Improving the condition of the planet's soils will not only boost food production and help end global hunger, it will also enable soils to securely seal massive amounts of carbon and help abate the impacts of climate change.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...