Category Archives: Development

People and the Planet: a Royal Society Report

Source: http://www.earthtimes.org/newsimage/people-and-the-planet_26412.jpg “Rapid and widespread changes in the world’s human population, coupled with unprecedented levels of consumption present profound challenges to human health and wellbeing, and the natural environment”. This report gives an overview of how global population and consumption … Continue reading

Posted in Development, Population, Poverty

Regrowing the Rainforests?

Willie Smits has found a way of regrowing rainforests that have been cleared. He tells us about it in the excellent, informative and inspiring video above.  The audience begins to applaud when he announces that he has over 1000 rescued … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Brazil, Business, Community Initiatives, Community Projects, Development, Education, Food & Agriculture, Forests, General, Nature & Conservation, People, Sustainablity, Thinking outside the box, Wildlife | 8 Comments

Breathingearth.net; track population & CO2 data

Visit breathingearth.net There you will find an interactive map showing a simulation of world and country population figures, as well as CO2 emissions. The population figures adjust all the time for birth and death rates for each country, adjusting the global … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon footprint, Climate change, Development, Economics, Education, Energy, Extreme weather, Food & Agriculture, Information portal, Population, Poverty, Sustainablity, UN | Tagged | 2 Comments

Emerging Architecture Awards reflect eco-conscious design.

image: BASEhabitat Architect’s egos are deflated as clients have dropped off the cliff with the current financial crisis. Many are staring at possible redundancy. Huge housing projects are being cancelled. All is not doom and gloom however if the winners … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Carbon footprint, Community Projects, Design, Development, Energy, Housing, Rural communities, solar, Sustainablity, Technology, Thinking outside the box | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

A UN Parliamentary Assembly – democratizing globalization by globalizing democracy.

On November 5th, the Senate of the Republic of Argentina became the first national parliament in the world to adopt a declaration unconditionally calling for the establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) “in order to strengthen the effectiveness, … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Campaigns, Climate change, Desertification, Development, Economics, Education, Energy, EU, Food & Agriculture, Forests, Politics, Sustainablity, Thinking outside the box, UN, Water, Wildlife, Youth | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Indian farmers refuse to give Tata Motors land.

Since the dawn of industrialisation the trend has been for the city limits to expand almost relentlessly. Not only have new suburbs pushed outwards but also new industry, hungry for cheap land to house their factories. Tata Motors are no … Continue reading

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Urging for Greener Cars

Picture: Andreas Rentz / Getty There are three huge benefits to making cars more fuel efficient.  It will serve to to make us less dependent on oil, it will cut fuel costs which is a big plus for car owners and … Continue reading

Posted in Buying Green, Campaigns, Carbon footprint, Climate change, Development, General, Politics, Politics & Policy initiatives, Sustainablity, Technology, Transport | 2 Comments