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Ethical Cities Are the Future

Ethical Cities Are the Future

Contemporary civic leaders face a complex array of problems and it’s clear that cities around the world cannot stick to “business as usual”. Achieving the necessary transformation, Brendan Barrett argues, will require a fundamental re-think by all concerned and ethical questions ought to be at the centre of this process.

The UN in the Urban Anthropocene

The UN in the Urban Anthropocene


Anthropocene is a term many ecologists are beginning to use to describe the current geologic age in which Homo sapiens have become the key structuring species that could alone determine the fate of Earth’s life forms. Is the present structure of the United Nations up to the task of helping its peoples in the governance challenges of our increasingly urban world?

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China's Coal Use May Have Peaked Years Ahead of Schedule

China’s Coal Use May Have Peaked Years Ahead of Schedule

China’s coal use fell by nearly 8% in the first four months of 2015 versus the same period in 2014, says a new analysis. Given China’s aggressive commitments to slash urban air pollution levels and reverse carbon pollution trends, this may mean Chinese coal consumption has peaked years ahead of schedule.

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Their Recession Is Not Our Degrowth

Their Recession Is Not Our Degrowth!

‘Degrowth’ has emerged as a provocative term that questions the false consensus on the necessity of growth. Economist Federico Demaria uses Spain’s example to explain how degrowth is not recession but rather a way out of the ‘growth trap’ that breeds inequality.

Eco-modernists Versus Eco-radicals

Eco-modernists Versus Eco-radicals

Detailing the latest and more intense phase in the ongoing battle for our hearts and minds between eco-modernists and eco-radicals, Brendan Barrett concludes that we should perhaps instead be seeking a new form of eco-something ideology.

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