Pioneers Lester Brown, David Suzuki, Jonathan Porritt and others say that we are in a race against time. We are living in a small window when we can still affect positive change, have the technology to deliver that change, and could see the benefits of action towards sustainability for the planet. Inaction poses the greatest security threat.
In Mali, a Libyan multinational has been given 100,000 hectares of prime agricultural land to grow export crops and livestock resulting in the displacement of people, loss of livelihood and destruction of villages.
Pioneers Nitin Desai, Bill Ford, Yolanda Kakabadse, Maurice Strong and others, highlight the historic nature of the original Rio Earth Summit, while acknowledging its shortcomings. Rio+20 takes place in June 2012.
Mark Lee and Chris Coulter, Co-Directors of The Regeneration Project, speak about the inspiration for the project, and the opportunity for the private sector to accelerate the pace and scale of progress.
Leading wind energy experts today call on EU energy ministers to commit to a binding 2030 renewable energy target as the best way to tackle climate change and ensure the continued expansion of the European wind industry.
The Middelgrunden offshore wind farm provides four percent of Denmark’s energy. When it was built it was the biggest in the world. Now other European countries are looking to Denmark’s example to invest in clean, renewable energy.
Wind energy in Europe is set to deliver nearly 100 billion euros’ worth of jobs and revenue over the next ten years, according to the EWEA”s new report.
The world’s largest wetland, the Pantanal in South America, is a paradise for wildlife. Its annual cycles of flooding and drought create a strikingly beautiful and rich ecosystem. It’s a haven for nearly 5,000 species of animals and plants, and attracts about a million tourists a year – joining the eight million people who live there.
WWF and partners are working together to record how important this ecosystem is. Reports indicate that half the region is under threat from poor management of agriculture, energy production and climate change.
The next steps are to continue to asses the impacts of climate change and learn how best to adapt to this while implementing a portfolio of conservation methods.
Since 1999, VSO and Accenture have been working in partnership to increase VSO’s impact in poor communities worldwide. This film shows how VSO’s employee volunteering scheme harnesses the skills and expertise of Accenture staff whilst providing a way for employees to develop skills in a global environment and play their part in building a fairer world.
Arizona gets plenty of sunlight, and researchers there are working hard to turn that energy into electricity we can use. At Arizona State University, graduate students make and test new materials that will allow us to build smaller, cheaper, flexible photovoltaic solar cells that can go almost anywhere and test solar cells to see how surface shape affects the energy production of the cells