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E-Mobility: Where Is It Taking Us?

Climate change, particulate pollution, C02 emissions: If we're to make a switch from fossil fuels to clean energy, the transport sector needs to find new concepts, alternative energy sources, and innovative solutions. Not just because our stocks of fossil fuels are dwindling, but most importantly because burning them emits huge amounts of greenhouse gases. Read on

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Sousveillance

Every day, we are watched. From cameras on the street and in shops, to officers of the law, and of course the accumulation of data online. We have little say in this, but recently the tables have begun to turn. Governments and their delegates are monitored, police are themselves policed; the era of sousveillance has begun. Read on

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Social Entrepreneurship

Although social enterprises occupy themselves with the usual business aspects: an appealing product or service, good customer service, ensuring customers return; they can still be regarded as somewhat rebellious in the business milieu. As a social entrepreneur, your market is society and the product you are providing is innovation and transformation within this society. Read on

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Satellites: Environmental Protectors and Development Aids in Space?

Initially developed for military purposes, satellites are these days being used more and more frequently in the fields of enviromental protection and humanitarian aid, opening up completely new possibilities in the fight against illegal logging, epidemics, environmental pollution and facilitating in monitoring and protecting endangered species. But what do satellites actually do and how is their data used? Can they really be helpful as environmental and development aids? Read on

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Big Data

When Google decides which websites you should see and Amazon is set to send out goods you have not yet ordered, then you can be assured that Big Data is involved in some way. But where does this ‘Big Data’ come from, what does it mean for us and how can it be used in a meaningful way? Read on

 Joelle Hernandez

Megacities

According to a UN Habitat forecast, two thirds of the world's population will live in cities by 2030. Not least because of their population density, cities have become a huge focal point when it comes to sustainable development. Read on

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REDD+ Simply Explained - a Case in Lao PDR

Forests continue to diminish globally at an alarming rate and have been dropping drastically especially in developing countries who are transforming their natural resources into national financial assets. What kind of forest management approach is a best fit in forest-rich developing countries? Is paying local communities to protect their forests the right approach? Read on

Gaming for Education

Digital tools, technology and the internet are opening up new learning pathways as well as helping address some key issues around access to education. Read on

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Air Pollution

The atmosphere in some cities in key emerging markets (like New Delhi, Gwalior and Raipur in India; Beijing, Chongquing and Linfen in China; Santiago in Chile; Mexico City) rank among the world's most polluted. Read on

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Mobile Technology and Sustainable Development

With mobile devices becoming cheaper and network coverage growing stronger, the uptake of mobile technology is still on an upward swing. Given the ubiquity of mobile phones and their use among a broad cross-section of the global population, many creative thinkers are harnessing the potential of mobile technology to bridge knowledge gaps, alleviate poverty and help our environment. Read on