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Aligning national and international climate targets

13 November 2018

Only sixteen countries out of the 197 that have signed the Paris Agreement have defined national climate action plan ambitious enough to meet their pledges, according to a policy brief released on Monday (29 October), ahead of the crucial UN climate conference COP24 in Katowice (Poland) in December. The 16 countries are: Algeria, Canada, Costa […]

Why farmers are forcing climate change into the spotlight

13 October 2018

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change says burning coal for fuel will need to end by 2050 if global warming is to be kept below 1.5 degrees. Even that level of warming will result in more intense and more frequent, extreme weather events, according to the IPCC report.

Sustainability has finally hit the mainstream of consumerism

19 September 2018

Is sustainability the new normal for consumers? As eco-consciousness goes mainstream in some countries, consumers don’t just expect brands to be sustainable, they expect them to be ‘regenerative’, Sustainability has become an imperative for consumers. More than nine in ten (92 per cent) of consumers across four global markets—Australia, China, United Kingdom and the United States—claim to be […]

Break Free from plastic

13 September 2018

Unless companies move away from their  reliance on fossil-fuel based plastic for their products, we are looking at a climate-challenged  future awashed in plastic pollution with untold repercussions on human health and life on the planet as we know it. This massive citizen action against big corporate plastic polluters have yielded the following numbers: 187,851 […]

How protect 1 billion people who live in informal settlements ?

7 September 2018

It is crucial the one billion people who live in informal settlements around the world are not forgotten as cities develop climate plans. Adapting to climate change is challenging for all cities, especially if global agreements fail to keep global temperature rise below 1.5°C. But how is adaptation possible where city governments have no capacity? […]

Palm plantations : from labor exploitation and social conflicts

22 August 2018

A new report by Greenpeace finds that palm oil suppliers to the world’s largest brands have cleared more than 1,300 square kilometres of rainforest—an area the size of the city of Los Angeles—since the end of 2015. The report found that palm oil suppliers to these top brands had cleared more than 1,300 square kilometers (500 […]

Scientists plan to map “a safety net”  to Planet Earth

7 July 2018

  Scientists urge world leaders to ramp up targets to protect global biodiversity. With the global population set to balloon to 10 billion people by 2050, scientists are calling for mankind to set aside sufficient amounts of ecosystems on land and at sea to ensure the survival of the many other species. To preserve global biodiversity and […]

The potential of aquaculture to feed the world

18 May 2018

Farmed fish is a critical food source Fish is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and high-quality protein. It plays a particularly important role in the diets of billions of consumers in low- and middle-income countries. Many of these people are poor, malnourished and unable to afford alternative nutrient-rich foods such as […]

Advanced analytics, and digital technology, towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution

7 April 2018

What are the hardware, software, and financing challenges the world needs to navigate before the enticing vision of the Fourth Industrial Revolution becomes a reality? The Fourth Industrial Revolution has made some rather exciting promises to society: More streamlined business practices, services that can be customised to the need of every individual, and technologies that […]

Best way to defend environment 

26 November 2017

If we do not want to become the victim of the impending sixth mass extinction, we must therefore, (without abandoning the necessity to build, construct, create, discover, ‘repair/heal’ the world), have a strong link to the natural world in a genuinely altruistic way, with no direct connection to our own interest. It would be, incidentally, […]

A world that favors short-term

4 October 2017

Markets, consumption, production, the environment: company efforts are at all levels and require more cooperation and collaboration. “Each step towards awareness, inside or outside the company, pays off.” Integrated at the heart of businesses, collaborative spirit in its best aspect is all about developing human capital. “What I know for sure is that humans – […]