Turning to low-tech, low-cost approaches to pollution prevention and flood reduction, like planting bamboo, diverts from previous approaches that used brute-force, cost billions of pesos, and failed to work effectively.
Heralded as the 'Paris Agreement for the oceans,' the UN Ocean Conference garnered over a thousand pledges to protect the oceans. The question is, what would be the likely position of the US administration?
John Elkington –
The scale of the global challenges facing mankind will start to grow exponentially after a certain point, writes Volans' John Elkington. To come up with the solutions for them, we will need to understand how our cities consume and develop.
Drones and satellites swirl overhead to monitor our forests. Computers churn out calculations of forest growth, while carbon markets ring up transactions. This is the backdrop to carbon credits that are financing forest conservation. But how do local people fit into this fast-evolving world of technology?
Calling for a 'new industrial revolution' to promote equitable human well-being with lower resource use, the report cautions that the Asia-Pacific region cannot depend on declining natural resource costs for ...