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Sustainable Development 2.0: Healthcare Beyond 2015

Health is the underlying theme in the context of global development, with 6 out of the 8 Millennium Development Goals committed to it one way or another. There is no one solution for healthcare, it has to be tailored to the region in question and that is what proving extremely arduous for very isolated and remote areas of the world. Read on

Hunger King Protests the "Crime" of Being Homeless

The recently opened Hunger King is the talk of Budapest. You might be thinking that it is just another fast food joint in town. Fortunately it isn’t and neither it is a parody chain of Burger King, rather a pointed protest against Hungarian officials' treatment of the homeless. Read on

URBAN FUTURE Conference, 18 - 19 November in Graz, Austria

Cities are becoming increasingly important: more and more people are flocking to them meaning more and more emissions are coming out of them. So what does sustainable urban development then look like? This question is something that the organisers behind the URBAN FUTURE Conference will look to tackle when the even takes place in Graz, Austria from 18 – 19 November. Read on

TIMES Pieces: PlugSurfing - E-Car Charging Made Easy

What's still needed in order to conquer the e-car market? In addition to affordable models, a widespread network of easily accessible charging stations an area in which the app PlugSurfing is looking to help. We spoke with Adam Woolway about how PlugSurfing works and why this app is urgently needed. Read on

Little Solar, Sunflower-esque Pieces of Solar Art

Little Sun brings light to homes in the form of a sunflower-shaped solar powered lamp. Dependence on kerosene-fuelled lanterns for light is an all-too-common occurrence in some developing countries. In fact, India even has the highest subsidy in place for distribution of kerosene tp its citizens living below poverty line. Read on

New Mind Map Resource Explains REDD+ within UNFCCC

Understanding REDD+ (Reduce Deforestation and Forest Degradation) and its finance mechanisms can be a painful process. In 2014, WWF together with the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Yale School of Environment and Forestry, produced a new series of visual mind maps detailing REDD+ within the UNFCCC system. Read on

Electric Wooden Bikes Are a Go-Go

Ever wondered what it would feel like to ride an electric wooden bike? No? Maybe it's time to start, because thanks to a Dutch bicycle company, they're shock absorbent, sustainable and will take you on one smooth ride. Read on