Sally Jewell –
Although most countries have acknowledged the threat posed by climate change and established targets for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, the international community still has not made the same level of commitment to environmental conservation. Yet it is our natural ecosystems that will save us from catastrophe—if we let them.
Frances Eleanor Dunn and Stephen Darby –
Many of the world’s deltas are facing an existential crisis. Better management of river sediment is vital. For dams specifically, environmental risk assessments that fully cost the consequences for downstream regions are required.
Jyotiraj Patra –
A shift from water sharing to collective initiatives that focus on building basin-wide resilience could strengthen regional cooperation in South Asia, writes Jyotiraj Patra, project manager of Transboundary Rivers of South Asia (TROSA).
As floods in cities become more frequent, urban designers can purposefully design landscapes to withstand flooding while maintaining a community connection to water, say Sasaki's Mary Anne Ocampo and Tao Zhang.
Zafirah Zein –
Narrated by renowned environmentalist David Attenborough, Netflix's latest documentary series is a stunning insight into the world of animals and an urgent plea to protect their fast disappearing habitats.
Robin Hicks –
After China banned waste imports, Malaysia has taken up the slack with worrying consequences, a Greenpeace investigation has found. Much of Malaysia's imported trash—most of which comes from the US, UK and Japan—is not recycled, but dumped or burned.
Countries will be confronted with an increasingly complex challenge over the next 15 years. Major risks such as poorly managed urbanisation, climate change, and unequal rather than inclusive growth in ...