From squalid workers’ cottages to impressive three-storey houses – Le Viet Hung and his neighbours’ building has transformed planning in Vinh City.
Community leader Prapas Saengpradab reveals how his Bangkok slum turned itself from drug den to attractive canalside community.
How do squatters become householders? In Bharatpur, Ram Kumari Praja shows how women’s savings groups can lead to bigger things. By Uncommon Media for the Asian Coalition for Housing Rights.
This sparky animation highlights 5 key ideas for a radical new approach to ending slums. Created by Why_Not Social Enterprise and Uncommon Media for the Asian Coalition for Housing Rights.
We live in an era where annual corporate revenues often surpass the GDP of entire countries. With business influence mushrooming, sustainability Pioneers who once saw business as an adversary now want more involvement from corporate actors. Many believe that the best businesses should participate in societal dialogue, push regulatory frameworks and bring the laggards along.
One of the keys to our future security and sustainability is the empowerment of women. On the heels of International Women’s Day, Vandana Shiva, Lester Brown, and Achim Steiner emphasize the need to empower all citizens to be part of the decisions that affect the next generation.
Professor Alex Rogers, Scientific Director of the International Programme on the State of the Oceans (IPSO), reflects on a lack of progress on ocean protection in the twenty years since the original Earth Summit, and calls for greater action at Rio+20.
Oceans Inc presenter Charlotte Smith talks to Sue Lieberman of the Pew Environment Group about her aspirations for the Rio+20 Earth Summit and her views of the new Global Partnership for Oceans announced by the UN and the World Bank.
More than 80 governments, organisations and private companies have signed up for a new Global Partnership for the Oceans at the Rio+20 Earth Summit. The World Bank initiative focuses on reducing pollution, protecting habitat and sustainable fishing.
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.