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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 term “air pollution” conjures up a broad array of images – from hazy smog to acid rain and buildings stained from exhaust fumes. Equally broad are its causes and negative effects on human and environmental health. In fact, the vast majority the world’s population is adversely affected by air pollution, perhaps without even realizing it. The good news is, since most air pollution is caused by human activity, it's a problem that all of us can do something about. 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

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Electronic Waste

With the average lifespan of some electric appliances, like computers, estimated to be 3-5 years, it’s little wonder landfill areas are clogged with discarded electronics. Globally, the debate about how best to manage electronic waste continues to rage, while in many parts of the world, an informal, unregulated electronic waste trade and recycling sector is in full bloom. Read on

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The Privatisation of Seeds

Year in and year out farmers are losing the seeds from their own plants, and are forced to purchase them anew from seed providers. Monsanto has monopolized the seed market which has significantly limited the variety of plants available on the market. The consequences of which have had fatal effects on both our environment, and the farmers that harness crops from it. Read on

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India’s ‘Pink Revolution’

India has already seen the ‘green’ and ‘white’ revolutions in its food industry come to pass; it now seems well on its way to realising a ‘pink revolution’ too; the modernisation of meat production processes. Is going pink a health and environmental hazard in the making? Read on

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Agroforestry and its Benefits

Agroforestry is the management and integration of trees, crops and/or livestock on the same plot of land and can be an integral component of productive agriculture. It may include existing native forests and forests established by landholders. It is a flexible concept, involving both small and large-sized land holdings. Read on

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Climate Change

For millions of years, the global climate has fluctuated. However, the trajectory of climate change is being drastically altered by humanity. Our accelerated economic development is having a serious impact on the world's climate. Read on

Education for Sustainable Development

As defined by the Brundtland Commission, "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs". The Brundtland Commission, formerly also known as the World Commission on Environment and Development was formed in 1983. Read on