Sustainable Development


/ Agriculture, Economics & Innovation, Environment, Food, Innovation, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development, Technology

07 Oct 2015


Rather than waiting around to see what happens at the Paris climate talks in December, a group of European creatives got together and came up with some low-tech solutions to the world's environmental problems. Elsa Pereria reports from POC21


/ Innovation, Science, Sustainable Development

29 Sep 2015


Three international science organisations have announced that 2016 will be the International Year of Global Understanding, aiming to show “how to translate scientific insight into more sustainable lifestyles”

Peace Bell

/ Positive Perspective, Sustainable Development

25 Sep 2015


This weekend the UN sustainable development goals will be agreed upon at a summit in New York. Asghar Zaidi explains how the new goals aim to cover a much broader range of issues and be more widely applicable than those they are replacing


/ Environment, Sustainable Development

29 Jul 2015


Diversifying away from palm oil is a challenging issue, but one that’s vital to ensure the longevity of the environment, our health and the economy, says Bhavani Shankar

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/ Community, Innovation, Lifestyle, New Economics, Sustainable Development

17 Jun 2015


From Guernsey to the Seychelles, island communities are working to reinvent themselves. Lucy Purdy explores the new social and economic systems being developed offshore

JVS activists rebuiding a home after Israeli demolitions in Fasayil village, May 2012

/ Community, Peace, Sustainable Development

08 Apr 2015


Palestinians in the Jordan Valley are reviving the ancient art of earth building, learning resistance from the Earth during a time of conflict

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/ Environment, Sustainable Development

13 Mar 2015


A Bhutanese refugee camp in Damak, Nepal is giving its displaced inhabitants a brighter future thanks to green investment

James Goodman

/ Economics & Innovation, Innovation, Sustainable Development

06 Feb 2015


Forum for the Future’s major new digital hub, launching tomorrow in Singapore, is designed to unlock powerful new tools for sustainable innovation

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/ Agriculture, Culture, Environment, Sustainable Development

28 Jan 2015


In the wake of the UN’s climate negotiations, Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade discovers how climate change is affecting the Peruvian Andes and reports on the measures being taken to ensure sustainability for centuries to come

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/ Community, Democracy, Peace, Politics, Sustainable Development

14 Nov 2014


Permaculture is often associated with agriculture, but now a global network of environmentalists, development professionals and entrepreneurs aims to combine the power of human connections with sustainable design to help rebuild the war-torn Gaza Strip

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/ Blogs, Education, Lifestyle, Sustainable Development, Youth

14 Oct 2014


Catalyst is a leading five-day residential course for young people aged 18-25, hosted at Embercombe, a educational centre for sustainable living in Devon. Catalyst alumni Jasmine Irving reflects on her experience

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/ Environment, Sustainable Development

01 Oct 2014


A new report highlights billion-pound economy boost to be had in better resource efficiency


/ Environment, Innovation, Lifestyle, Social Enterprise, Sustainable Development, Technology

30 Sep 2014


In-built obsolescence may seem a forgivable quirk of the modern technology many of us love, but it has a force of its own, placing us on a wheel of consumer slavery. But there is another way, writes Lucy Purdy


/ Agriculture, Community, Food, Innovation, Justice, Sustainable Development

25 Sep 2014


A new initiative will help farmers overcome intellectual property law restrictions on quality seeds

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/ Community, Health, Innovation, Politics, Sustainable Development

28 Aug 2014


Since 1948 the NHS has provided publicly-funded healthcare based on equality. But with continuing funding cuts and privatisation threatening the service we ask a group of experts how it can have a secure long-term future that best serves the public

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/ Economics & Innovation, Sustainable Development

22 Nov 2013


Low-income households will receive 29% higher welfare payments as reduced fuel subsidies push petrol and diesel prices up at the pump

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/ Environment, Sustainable Development

18 Jun 2013


Through sustainable farming, business, innovation and making the most of its as yet largely untapped natural resources, Iceland has the potential to become a completely sustainable nation from which others can learn. Lucy Purdy reports from Reykjavík

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/ Sustainable Development

14 Mar 2013


Cycling enthusiasts are hoping for friendlier town planning, less bike theft and more protection on the roads, following a government cycling consultation

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/ Conservation, Environment, Sustainable Development

27 Sep 2012


The planting of a 4,000 mile ‘wall’ of trees and shrubs across Africa has begun in an ambitious effort to halt the southward spread of the Sahara desert and stop vulnerable sub-Saharan habitats from drying up


Community reforestation project encourages ‘real-world investment’


/ Economics & Innovation, Innovation, Sustainable Development

20 Aug 2012


A new co-operative is offering investors the chance to help safeguard the future of the Amazon rainforest and invest their money in something more tangible than the stock market