Although Nepal has strong laws about the use and disposal of plastic bags, weak regulation, and a general lack of awareness have made plastics a menace, especially for the rivers and rivulets of Kathmandu.
Despite its tiny population, Bhutan’s economic growth has led to increasing urbanisation and problems associated with biodegradable waste, which threatens the beauty of one of the most pristine environments in the world.
Over the last two years, the China led Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Mechanism has used everything from a “bulldozer approach” to engaging with local communities to deal with tensions over development projects.
and Carla Archibald, Euan Ritchie, Rachel Friedman, Richard Fuller, Rochelle Steven, Tiffany Morrison –
Crowdfunding has been used to back everything from the production of homegrown inventions to charitable causes. Can collective action protect the environment where regulation is inadequate?
and Vladimir Smakhtin –
As the world faces increasing levels of water-related stress, ensuring a constant supply of fresh, drinkable water is a matter of security. Experts from the UN University Institute for Water, Environment, and Health highlight how some countries are embracing unconventional methods to bring water to their peoples.
As weather patterns shift because of climate change, it's time to review whether our cities are able to protect us from the coming floods and heatwaves. Here are some ways to rethink how our cities are built.