Harini Nagendra –
India's worst flood in recent times is a clear warning about the dangers of rampant and thoughtless human development, writes Azim Premji University's Harini Nagendra. How are communities overcoming mistakes made in development and preparing for a future of extreme weather?
and Lei Gao –
China is far from the poster child of sustainability, but it is impossible to ignore the progress it has made in tackling environmental catastrophes of the last century. What can the world's most populous nation teach everyone else about the SDGs?
[BOOK REVIEW] Through a series of imaginative and well-researched essays, Jonathon Porritt's 'The World We Made' shows how we can achieve a more sustainable, equitable and connected world by 2050 than the one we live in today.
Restoring degraded land could be the solution to global deforestation, desertification and food scarcity. Strong governance is needed to overcome the legal and financial obstacles to this, say Andrew Steer and Monique Barbut.