Bangladesh’s economic growth is slowed down by environmental catastrophes related to climate change, local authorities are now creating a detailed action plan in partnership with international organizations and governments around the world to develop a strategy to tackle and mitigate the damage caused by climate change.
Sustainability optimists speak of an era of convergence – a coming together of new technologies and new business models to create a 21st century economy. Collaboration and a shared vision will open the door to these new opportunities.
The threats facing the natural world can be shocking and our impact on the planet is growing every year. But our world is brilliant and solutions exist that can help to protect our living planet.
These short videos offer a glimpse into some of the challenges and solutions highlighted by WWF’s Living Planet Report 2012.
The onus falls on government to give us the systems, incentives and regulatory frameworks to enable sustainable development. We hope to see a sense of shared vision and objectives by governments at Rio+20, but historically, governments have shown a lack of courage.
Pablo Bullrich lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and works as a social media expert as well as a volunteer activist trainer.
He is in Bremen, Germany to visit the Rainbow Warrior III under construction, which he’ll be joining for the launch tour. His first action was in Santa Cruz where he was one out of 40 people blocking a port receiving a huge coal shipment from China.
Nick Mokobane lives in Johannesburg, South Africa and is a Greenpeace activist. He is going onboard Greenpeace’s new purpose-built campaign ship, the Rainbow Warrior III, when she launches in October 2011. In this video he visits her in the shipyard, and talks about his hope for climate justice.
A giant version of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous sketch ‘Vitruvian Man’ depicting melting from the sea ice into the Arctic Ocean was constructed just 800 kilometres from the North Pole, as a call for urgent action on climate change. All materials were removed after construction and the copper will be reused.
Mike Anderson gives a unique insight into government thinking on moving towards a low carbon economy and the key role being played by the private sector.
The Javan rhinoceros is extinct in Vietnam, the last rhino was poached for its horn in late 2009. This film follows the story and examines the issues.