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Beekeeping relieves land degradation in Kyrgyzstan
Greening the world economy through cities
A UNU research team explains how a cities-led green economy could lower resource and energy use.
Nicholas Stern: ‘I got it wrong on climate change – it’s far, far worse’
With climate change impacts already beyond expert predictions there is no more time to delay our response.
The legacy of Fukushima: Two years on
The Fukushima nuclear disaster continues to galvanize a global movement towards renewable energy, but will Japan commit to a zero nuclear future?
China’s pearl industry: An indicator of ecological stress
The world’s largest pearl sector is a microcosm of the problems surrounding rapid socio-economic growth.
Who should pay climate change costs?
The co-founder of the US-based Institute for Local Self-Reliance argues for an end to ad hoc financial response to natural disasters.
Guyana hits paydirt on low-carbon development path
Guyana's low-carbon push could produce huge economic and environmental dividends.
Considerable benefits of decarbonizing urban transport
Multi-criteria assessment of social costs and benefits must be added to cost–benefit analysis of climate change mitigation.
‘Climate change is taking place before our eyes’ — the weather of 2012
Was 2012 the year that abnormal weather became normal?
Examining how rainfall variability, food security and migration interact
An innovative look at how rainfall variability and food insecurity are drivers for migration.
Engaging indigenous peoples in global climate governance
Local knowledge and indigenous experience are crucial inputs for sound governance and climate change resilience.
A global, legally binding treaty is not likely to be the solution to the world's climate imbroglio, argues a Cornell University student.
Making the Carbon Farming Initiative more appealing to farmers
Two Australian schemes may benefit landholders while reducing impact on climate and biodiversity.
“Writing is on the wall” at upcoming climate summit
COP18 is the chance to hit the reset button on negotiations and provoke a global shift from high-carbon to low-carbon energy.
Climate summit ahead but light on the ground
The UN climate convention secretariat hopes that successful on-the-ground actions can inspire policymakers, businesses and the public.
The role of climate protection in reconciliation
In Bosnia-Herzegovina, exploiting green energy potential will mitigate climate change and create jobs, but could also reduce ethnic tensions.
Leaving the middle-class comfort zone to save the planet
Is the middle class socialized to be confused about power and not see the truth about who drives climate change?
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