Tagged with sustainable development

The benefits of green roofs

The benefits of green roofs

Michael Hardman and Nick Davies at the University of Salford write on The Conversation website about installing green roofs. However, for these roofs to become the norm, there must be a buy-in from public authorities and private actors. What are your views?   Green roofs can vastly improve city life, so why don’t we see … Continue reading

New report from the European Environment Agency identifies ten focus areas for enabling sustainability transitions

New report from the European Environment Agency identifies ten focus areas for enabling sustainability transitions

There is growing recognition that achieving prosperity within environmental limits requires fundamental changes in core systems of production and consumption. A new European Environment Agency (EEA) report, published recently, identifies ten focus areas for enabling sustainability transitions.   How to accelerate change towards sustainability? The EEA report ‘Sustainability transitions: policy and practice’ identifies policy options … Continue reading

Canada’s financial community has yet to fully grasp the numerous challenges and opportunities that climate change presents in the transition to a low-carbon economy

Canada’s financial community has yet to fully grasp the numerous challenges and opportunities that climate change presents in the transition to a low-carbon economy

As all countries try to find the right way forward in the low-carbon energy transition, it is useful to read what is happening in Canada. Sean Cleary and Ryan Riordan of Queen’s University write on The Conversation website about some of the opportunities being missed by the financial sector. Do you have similar issues in … Continue reading

da Vinci sensitive to environmental concerns

da Vinci sensitive to environmental concerns

As we seek to improve our society’s sustainability, it is good to reflect on how our environment was viewed by others in the past. Susan Broomhall and Andrea Gaynor from the University of Western Australia revisit the views of Leonardo da Vinci. EiD readers should enjoy this.   Leonardo da Vinci revisited: was he an … Continue reading

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