Quito lights up for Habitat III.
Nation states, UN bodies and civil society gathered in Quito for Habitat III to adopt the New Urban Agenda. So how will the UN's new global urban roadmap transform our cities over the next 20 years?
Farmers markets are one way to find local produce.
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Being a "locavore" means choosing food that is grown locally, and is one way that you can play a role in feeding more people in a rapidly changing world.
The digital revolution is great, until it’s time to upgrade.
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Digital devices are ubiquitous. A new film looks at where they come from, who makes them, and where they end up when they're discarded.
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The Swedish government is rewarding repair work with a tax break to stop people buying unnecessary new products.
Crunchy, and sustainable.
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Humans have eaten insects for centuries, but western diets seem to have lost the taste for them.
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As a remedy to rampant consumerism and the throwaway culture of fast-fashion, a few clothing brands actively encourage their customers to buy less.
Ripe for more regulation?
Our appetite for avocados affects more than just our choice of sandwich filling.
Lee: 'Business will be far from usual in a world of four, five or six degrees of warming.'
Natural capital a dangerous illusion that masks the way capitalist growth undermines conservation itself.
Natural capital is a hot topic that proponents have jumped onto, believing it is the future of sustainable development. But this concept is based on fundamental fallacies.
The livelihood of this fishing community in Nigeria is being threatened as a result of climate change.
The unanticipated public health consequences of unsustainable development reminds the world that the issues are not in the distant future, but instead face us now.
Accustomed to abundant, convenient food supplies, Australians have a complacent attitude to urban food security.
The draft agenda for the UN urban development conference in Quito neglects the food systems on which the wellbeing of the world's 4 billion city dwellers depends.
Could this be the livestock feedstock of the future?
The black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens, could help solve global food shortages by feeding livestock. It can even be used to make diesel fuel.
Africa has the potential to take the lead in the drive to achieve sustainable agriculture.
Sustainable agriculture in Africa has the ability to act as an example for other regions worldwide. But to do this the approaches and technology taken must be interdisciplinary.
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Reducing the work week is one of the easiest steps we could take to radically reduce our environmental impact.
Better, cleaner buildings could deliver a quarter of Australia’s greenhouse gas reductions.
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Energy upgrades to Australia's buildings could meet a quarter of our climate goals.
Packed with protein, cheaper than meat, and with minimal effect on the climate...what's not to like?
Good old Aussie barramundi, straight from a farm in Vietnam.
How do you choose local produce when buying fish, which is caught in vast oceans by a globalised industry? Answer: with great difficulty.
Time to take a different road?
The world's use of finite resources continues to rise as global development continues. Can we help poorer nations raise their standard of living without exhausting all of our raw materials?
Feel-good fudges designed to boost staff morale are giving way to tangible projects which can be reported to shareholders.
A dress by designer Iris van Herpen, who, with her runway designs, challenges common fashion norms and beliefs.
Fast fashion is the second most wasteful industry on Earth. But with the creation of dresses that charge cellphones and clothes made from recycled bottles, we could be on the verge of a green fashion revolution.