Richard Palmer, sustainability director at Parsons Brinckerhoff, says sustainability advocates in Australia have failed to shift the entire industry despite voluntary certification and statutory initiatives.
Governments worldwide are under pressure to effectively manage challenges like climate change and urbanisation. Long-term planning is a key ingredient for success, says Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam at the opening of the World Cities Summit.
Laura Tuck –
Water scarcity can spark bitter conflict, but effective resource management and resilience policies can help countries avoid water scarcity and boost economic growth, says World Bank Group vice president for sustainable development Laura Tuck.
Betsy Otto –
While droughts, floods and increasingly rapid groundwater depletion are cause for concern, this year presents unprecedented opportunities to pursue better water management, says World Resources Institute Global Water program director Betsy Otto.
Unless water resources are managed with extraordinary care, the consequences could be devastating, say Prince El Hassan bin Talal, distinguished member of the Global High Level Panel on Water and Peace, and Sundeep Waslekar, president of Strategic Foresight Group.
[Book Review] If the world currently produces enough food to feed 10 billion people, why are almost a billion individuals still hungry? A recently published book, Food Foolish, explains why food waste is to blame for this problem and how it also contributes to worsening climate change, conflict, and water stress.
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 ...