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Beekeeping relieves land degradation in Kyrgyzstan
Revitalising socio-ecological production landscapes
In dealing with today's sustainability challenges, what can we learn from millenia of harmonious interactions between humans and nature?
Green economy and growth: Fiddling while Rome burns?
A UNU-IAS research fellow argues that a truly green economy can't hinge solely on technology but must be a revolution of democracy and equality.
Debate 2.0: Shark fin or sharks finished?
Do you think a blanket ban on harvesting shark fins can be considered culturally insensitive?
Creating visibility for forests worldwide
UN Forum on Forests Director speaks about her highlights from the International Year of Forests in 2011.
Beyond the ‘resource curse’
Expert Raphael Kaplinsky discusses why industrialized and low- and middle-income countries need to look past their current idea of resources.
Biodiversity in Kanazawa: Winter’s lesson
A look at many features of Kanazawa’s cityscape that have developed in response to the winter climate.
Lessons from the seasons: Biodiversity in Kanazawa
An innovative UNU multi-media project explores how biodiversity influences cultural traditions in a Japanese city.
Permaculture pioneers — Stories from the new frontier
A new book featuring 25 permaculturists illustrates that ordinary people need not wait for experts and governments to lead the way to sustainability.
Ethics and environmentalism: Costa Rica’s lesson
Global environmental indicators all seem to be heading the wrong way and yet positive trends continue to emerge from a small Central American nation.
Education is the answer to sustainable development
The right information and education can change people’s values and behaviours, encouraging them to adopt more sustainable lifestyles.
The killing of coral reefs and what it means
UNU reef ecology expert Peter Sale reveals the motivations behind and findings from his new book that is based on a 40-year career.
Reclaiming the right to development
With multiple crises facing the world today, it is time for a rights-based approach to sustainable development.
If all seven billion people had wheels
In his ‘Sustainable Planet’ column, Jacob Park explores the state of global sustainability as Earth welcomes its seventh billion inhabitant.
The true value of ecosystem services
Science targeted towards policy goals will be key to ensuring that societies sooner realise the true value of ecosystem services.
The changing socio-ecology of Japan’s Ishikawa coast
The landscapes and livelihoods of this part of Japan are facing many threats, including ocean acidification.
Summer school with a difference
Participants from around the globe explored the complex relationship between culture and the environment during summer school in Yunnan, China.
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