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Addressing ‘wickedness’

Addressing ‘wickedness’

Wicked is an emotive word, conjuring up many thoughts and images. One can think of the musical Wicked, for starters.  But Ana de Almeida Kumlien and Paul Coughlan from Trinity College Dublin bring a different perspective in an article on The Conversation Website.  But, as they open their article, “Wicked problems are issues so complex … Continue reading

Update on high-level meeting on SDG financing

Update on high-level meeting on SDG financing

Ana Maria Lebada from the SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides an update on a high-level meeting on SDG financing in New York.   High-level Meeting on SDG Financing Calls for Better Data, Long-term Investment During the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Meeting on Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, … Continue reading

Linking trade and pollution in the developing world

Linking trade and pollution in the developing world

Jonas Gamso, Assistant Professor of International Trade and Global Studies at Arizona State University writes on The Conversation website about the link between trade and air pollution. It is an interesting article that raises an important question. What do you think?   Is China worsening the developing world’s environmental crisis? The developing world is in … Continue reading

Fears that new mining operations in the north east of South Africa could threaten communities, tourism and the environment

Fears that new mining operations in the north east of South Africa could threaten communities, tourism and the environment

Plans to resume coal mining operations at a Unesco World Heritage Site in South Africa area raising many issues about sustainability.  Llewellyn Leonard, Professor Environmental Science at the University of South Africa discusses many of the issues in an article on The Conversation website.   Why there’s resistance to coal mining at a world heritage … Continue reading

Confronting the elephant in the room—the ‘trilemma’ of population growth, economic growth and environmental sustainability

Confronting the elephant in the room—the ‘trilemma’ of population growth, economic growth and environmental sustainability

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies provides a good article on the phys.org website about sustainable development. What are your views?   Can sustainable development co-exist with current economic growth? In low-income countries, populations often depend on extractive industries such as fishing, agriculture and mining, but have lower per capita consumption rates … Continue reading

Can we stay cool sustainably? Cooling devices are critical for millions of people worldwide but they are also big contributors to global warming

Can we stay cool sustainably? Cooling devices are critical for millions of people worldwide but they are also big contributors to global warming

Irene Banos Ruiz discusses in an article on the Deutsche Welle website about the issues relating to cooling more sustainably than we are now.   How to prevent cooling from warming up the world Cooling devices are critical for millions of people worldwide, particularly with rising temperatures. But while such appliances save lives, they’re also … Continue reading

Global risks of lack of access to cooling

Global risks of lack of access to cooling

Stefan Jungcurt writes on the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s SDG Knowledge Hub about a new report that raises concerns about the large number of people with insufficient access to adequate refrigeration and cooling.   SEforALL Report Sounds Alarm on Risks Related to Lack of Access to Cooling Around the world, 1.1 billion people have … Continue reading