In a year in which the likes of Donald Trump, Jair Bolsonaro and Scott Morrison cut the environment adrift, others tried to protect it. Here are seven people from government, business and civic society who stood up for our planet this year.
Aniruddha Dasgupta –
The IPCC report has sounded alarm on the climate disasters headed our way, many of which will hit urban areas the hardest. How can cities be transformed to mitigate climate change?
Frank M. Mitloehner –
Animal agriculture is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, but there is a huge misconception around the scale of the problem, writes University of California's Frank Mitloehner.
By the end of the next decade, growth, productivity gains, and human development will be determined by levels of integration into the digital economy. To guard against new forms of inequality, the international community must do more to help developing countries close the connectivity gap.
The story of our food is much more than a combination of nutritional values, costs, and tastes; it is also a tale of globalization, poverty, and exploitation. If we consider how little has been done to protect the world’s agricultural workforce, what we eat should make us feel sick.