Big corporations don’t act for the common good nor will they serve the basic rights that underlie sustainable development, and we are foolish to think that business will solve global challenges, according to Chandran Nair, author of The Sustainable State.
In the sixth edition of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, one of the world's largest gatherings on clean energy and sustainable development, a country long steeped in oil-driven excesses leads a sustainable path for the region.
Saleemul Huq –
Negotiating tactics by the US and Saudi Arabia forced developing states to give in on their demands for stronger climate action, writes Saleemul Huq of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development.
The world has nothing to worry about reserves. After 40 years of fearing energy shortages, we now live with abundance. Guard against false narratives, not scarce resources says Samuele Furfari, Professor at Université libre de Bruxelles.
Hurricane Harvey isn't a "natural disaster" because disasters are not natural, says University College London researcher Ilan Kelman. Rather, they are the result of social and political forces which shape people's vulnerability to events.
Vaidehi Shah –
There Will Be Water documents an engineer's efforts to use seawater and sunlight to grow crops in deserts. The story of cool innovations and hard struggles against systemic barriers is inspiring viewing for all sustainability advocates.
Medilyn Manibo –
The emirate says the world's largest mall will be built as a smart city following environmentally-friendly guidelines, but experts and observers voice concerns on the ambitious nature of the project.