A year-long investigation by Greenpeace reveals how the world’s third largest paper producer APP (Asia Pulp and Paper) is involved in gross violations of Indonesian laws.
Mini hydropower plants in Rwanda help reduce poverty and boost productive activities in rural communities. Only six per cent of the population have access to energy but Rwanda’s geography make it ideally suited to mini hydro plants to provide affordable electricity to remote locations.
Last in the series. Rien Achterberg has seen Greenpeace ships come and go for 38 years. He was aboard the first Rainbow Warrior when she was bombed in Auckland harbour by French agents trying to foil our campaign against nuclear weapons testing in the Pacific.
How far will you go to help the planet? Watch the video and get involved – it’s time to flick the switch.
Google’s Streetview is going underwater with the pioneering Catlin Seaview Survey. Some of the top coral reef scientists are making a comprehensive scientific study of the Great Barrier Reef, using ground breaking technology.
Watch the town of Wadebridge make their first steps towards a renewable future, installing solar panels on a number of buildings in the town. There is a sense of excitement and enthusiasm for what is coming.
After an extended recession, new priorities of “wellbeing” and “quality of life” are bubbling up across the world as more sustainable forms of living become established. Society’s new values are built on this sustainability, and on stronger community ties. Technology facilitates collaboration at both local and global levels.
In this world, global governments have foreseen climate instability and instigated a strict programme of carbon limitation measures to defuse its consequences. The results are high carbon costs – and an entirely new perception of ownership.
Stunned into a belated response by a series of severe climate shocks, governments have taken tough measures to combat climate change, pushing technology to its limits to impose sustainability on the population and provide some relief from restrictions on personal freedom.
This low-carbon world has been created by a rapid and ceaseless process of technological innovation. Lifestyles and business practices have been minimally affected, but against the background of diminishing resources there is growing concern about the long-term sustainability of this “innovation treadmill” approach.