Hydropower remains contentious in Southeast Asia and water shortages raised tensions in India this year. There was progress on cleaning up the oceans and the conservation of marine habitats, but warming seas took a toll of coral reefs.
Enshrined within the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals are lofty ambitions which when achieved will do the entire humanity good. The question is, what is a practical way to measure progress on the goals? The Finnish have a clever answer.
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Water plays an important role in global affairs, and water security is critical to peace and security. Strategic Foresight Group president Sundeep Waslekar makes a case for water to be recognised as "a strategic resource of humanity".
Conservation groups will have one less means to challenge ministerial decisions on the environment if Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull gets his way. Deakin University's Samantha Hepburn shows what Australia has to lose.
By ditching traditional ideas of infrastructure development and implementing more integrative and place-based approaches, developing cities can become sustainable and resilient, says Tony Wong from the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities.
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 ...