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Can we evolve beyond money?
If coming generations are weaned on collaborative consumption, it is possible they will naturally gravitate away from consumerism.
Could climate science become open source?
Opening up the IPCC process will bring it in line with other leading scientific organisations.
The complicated truth about sea level rise
Climate change is indeed happening and sea levels are rising. However, how this will affect the islanders of the world is a complicated story.
Biodiversity in the Hani cultural landscape
Indigenous wisdom is key in the complex forestry and land management system practised by the people of China's Ailao Mountains.
Stories from a Biodiverse World
As COP10 begins, the United Nations University is delighted to present films that explore interactions between humans and nature in Japan and across the globe.
Tajik women’s perspectives of climate change
A project in Tajikistan aims to unite leading scientists and local communities to document scientific and traditional knowledge on climate change.
Mt. Fuji eco-village connects to a greener world
In the shadow of Japan's famed peak lies a sustainable community cultivating over 250 organic crops.
Green energy tipping point: anytime soon?
Two new reports show the dramatic growth in renewable energy in recent years. But is it fast enough?
BP and the peak: delusions of oil grandeur persist
It is time to face the daunting reality that most of the world's remaining oil lies in places from which it is exorbitantly expensive to extract.
Japan’s charcoal making traditions still alive
Charcoal-makers in Japan's Ishikawa Prefecture revive traditional knowledge of skills associated with forest management.
Entering the snow leopard’s lair
Our World 2.0's Citt Williams took a trek in Russia's Altai for a first-hand look at the plight of endangered snow leopards and hard-pressed shepherds.
Preserving Japan’s sea salt making tradition
Japan's centuries-old sea salt production landscapes can serve in developing models for integrated management of land and marine ecosystems.
Thailand’s rice farmers adapt to climate change
Thailand's rice farmers are adapting to climate change in a variety of ways
Benefits of traditional fermented foods
Using native knowledge of locally available raw materials, people across the globe produce fermented food and drinks that have health-promoting benefits.
A Thousand Suns: the view from Ethiopia’s Gamo Highlands
Externally driven agricultural pressures threaten an ancient and sustainable way of living.
Resilient Bangladesh: Mapping local solutions
This second video of the series shows how the people of Bangladesh are tackling local problems like less predictable rainfall.
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