To protect urban trees, it's important to reduce the impact from construction. Advance planning and close supervision can help.
A new report from the GovLab and the French Development Agency (AFD) examines how development practitioners are experimenting with emerging forms of technology to advance development goals.
Landmark case highlights the conflict between immediate climate action and a gradual transition to renewables.
Africa has opportunities to integrate further and bring its economies into the global economy.
Traditional ecological knowledge of Indigenous peoples offers ways to adapt to climate impacts.
A faltering peace agreement between the US and the Taliban and stalled intra-Afghan negotiations mean sustainable development has been ignored.
As Africa battles to contain the spread of Coronavirus and limit its impact on the economy, it is imperative that such efforts are driven by local realities.
Nigeria needs to adopt gender specific strategies to financially include women smallholders in agriculture.
Recent extreme events in Australia, with torrential rain and floods following devastating bushfires, have focused the World Urban Forum's attention on the urgency of climate action.
My year of buying almost nothing saved me thousands of dollars – but also taught me valuable lessons as a teacher, including about the benefits of failure.
A fairer, greener and more prosperous Australia is possible – so long as political leaders don't focus just on economic growth.
Expanding on sustainable practices in remote parts of Australia can deliver great benefits to both local Indigenous owners and national and global communities.
The demands on land and resources from our fast-growing cities are unsustainable, as are the wastes they produce. Yet still our leaders act as if unlimited growth is possible.
Yerba mate is a wildly popular South American tea with a growing global market. Can this 'superfood' save Paraguay's tropical forests, too?
Indonesia is struggling to keep its waste from the oceans. The government has announced ambitious plan to curb plastic waste. However, lack of research to support the policy.
Indigenous Marind in West Papua consider the forest and its plants and animals as kin. These culturally valued multispecies relations, however, are being disrupted by oil palm development projects.
There are studies showing that farmers can have economic benefits from palm oil. However, they can also be impoverished by the commodity.
A community of 200,000 in Dhaka faces eviction to make room for "development". Is it time to rethink the concept, especially with a billion people now living in informal settlements worldwide?
Immigration is neither the problem nor solution in many areas where Australia is off-track, from government debt to environmental action.
Other countries are planning new cities using technological innovation to achieve more sustainable development. Such plans aren't new for Australia, but existing city growth is the focus of attention.