sustainable development

Global renewable energy initiative aims to bring a billion people in from the dark

Global renewable energy initiative aims to bring a billion people in from the dark

Worldwide commission aims to end energy poverty in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia by driving investment in new technology Electricity could be delivered to more than a billion people currently
The Gates Foundation says that inequality stands in the way of progress

The Gates Foundation says that inequality stands in the way of progress

The world is making progress. But progress isn't happening equally for everyone everywhere.
Vaclav Smil: ‘Growth must end. Our economist friends don’t seem to realise that’

Vaclav Smil: ‘Growth must end. Our economist friends don’t seem to realise that’

The scientist and author on his latest book – an epic, multidisciplinary analysis of growth – and why humanity’s endless expansion must stop.Vaclav Smil is a distinguished professor emeritus in the
Leonardo DiCaprio urged to end support for Indian river project

Leonardo DiCaprio urged to end support for Indian river project

Charities warn actor that Cauvery tree-planting scheme could harm endangered waterway and its environs Leonardo DiCaprio has been urged to withdraw support for a controversial tree-planting programme
We've got a deadline to save people and planet – let's start the charge

We've got a deadline to save people and planet – let's start the charge

The sustainable development goals, which promise to end extreme poverty and inequality by 2030, are alarmingly off track. It’s not too late to act We might seem a strange group to be writing this
Sustainability expert Michael Mobbs: I’m leaving the city to prep for the apocalypse

Sustainability expert Michael Mobbs: I’m leaving the city to prep for the apocalypse

The man who wrote the book on living off-grid in the city plans to retreat to a rural bolthole, saying eco-friendly progress has not kept pace with the speed of climate collapseMichael Mobbs, you
Escape to the country: India’s villagers open doors to city tourists | Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

Escape to the country: India’s villagers open doors to city tourists | Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

A scheme training people to host outsiders is creating alternative livelihoods that will help build resilience against climate crisis and stem migration for Indian familiesDatta Kondar leads a group
Why India wants to tie up with other countries to build disaster-resilient infrastructure
Higher temperatures driving 'alarming' levels of hunger – report

Higher temperatures driving 'alarming' levels of hunger – report

Global hunger index finds countries affected by drought and conflict have seen biggest increases in undernourished peopleThe climate crisis is driving alarming levels of hunger in the world,
How do we feed the world without destroying it? | Bob Geldof

How do we feed the world without destroying it? | Bob Geldof

Hunger and the climate crisis are inextricably linked - the challenge is how to solve one while not exacerbating the otherHunger is the most awful and profound expression of poverty. It exists in
An IISc scientist joins hands with remote Indian tribals to gently harness a river

An IISc scientist joins hands with remote Indian tribals to gently harness a river

EF Schumacher’s "Small is Beautiful" comes alive again.
‘Significant’ Progress Made on Asia Trade Deal: Asean Update

‘Significant’ Progress Made on Asia Trade Deal: Asean Update

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the Trump administration remained “fully committed” to the Indo-Pacific, amid questions over U.S. strategy in the region fueled by the president’s absence from a
Italy to put sustainability and climate at heart of learning in schools

Italy to put sustainability and climate at heart of learning in schools

Country will become first to make study of global heating and human influence on natural resources compulsory in state schoolsItaly is to become the first country in the world to make sustainability
Indonesia's food chain turns toxic as plastic waste exports flood in

Indonesia's food chain turns toxic as plastic waste exports flood in

Study of chicken egg samples reveals presence of dangerous chemical compounds around areas where waste is dumpedPlastic waste exports to south-east Asia have been implicated in extreme levels of