Sustainable Development

 
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/ 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

 
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/ 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

 
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/ 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

 
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/ 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

 
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/ 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

 
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/ Positive People, Sustainable Development

30 Jul 2012

 

We asked Olympic, Paralympic and sporting heroes about the future they would most like to see, shaped by the London 2012 Games

 

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/ Sustainable Development

18 Jun 2012

 

Twenty years on from the first Earth Summit, Kirsty Schneeberger looks at the potential for positive outcomes at Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, taking place 20-22 June 2012

 
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/ Sustainable Development

11 Jun 2012

 

Climatecars, a taxi firm which has used hybrid cars (electric and petrol) since its launch in 2007, is to be one of the first companies to bring fully electric Renault Fluence Z.E. cars to the UK