Posts tagged ‘environment’

  • Smoke rises from chimneys of a thermal power plant near Shanghai Technology Pioneers Article

    The tech breakthrough that will fight climate change

    I am writing this from inside a factory, and what I am looking at will change the world. I am looking out onto a… more

  • RTX17GCD Forum Article

    What role does nature play in economic growth?

    When the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) deadline expires next year, the world will be able to point to several… more

  • Global Agenda Councils Article

    How bikes and buses helped Bogotá go green

    In Bogotá, traffic congestion became so severe that a simple commute could take hours and the air was polluted to… more

  • Forum Article

    Genetic engineering: a solution to drought

    The United Nations has called drought the “world’s costliest natural disaster,” both financially, imposing an… more

  • Young Global Leaders Article

    Why I’m swimming to save the seven seas

    Together with my team, I'm about to embark on my most ambitious expedition yet: seven swims in each of the seven seas… more

  • Forum Article

    Climate targets have failed. Time to try something new

    If the world is to solve the climate change crisis, we will need a new approach. Currently, the major powers view… more

  • Forum Article

    How Antarctica shows we’re at the point of no return

    Recent satellite observations have confirmed the accuracy of two independent computer simulations that show that the… more

  • Forum Article

    How China became a climate leader

    In what some might consider a surprising development, China – currently the world’s largest emitter of carbon… more

  • Global Shapers Article

    Why young people are key to tackling climate change

    “Inheritance” is a word often used when it comes to our responsibility to take care of the planet, but I don’t… more

  • Forum Article

    What can we do about climate sceptics?

    “Climate change is nonsense.” When De Telegraaf – the largest newspaper of the Netherlands – asked its… more

  • Forum Article

    How the ‘aspirationals’ are changing the world

    Solutions to some of our intractable global challenges could be found in 2.5 billion empowered, young and urban… more

  • Forum Article

    How can we make our cities carbon-free?

    The future of the world’s climate will be decided in our cities. Urban areas already account for up to 70% of global… more

  • Young Global Leaders Article

    What visiting Greenland taught me about climate change

    We were flying fast and steady, 300 metres over the fjord, when the helicopter pilot suddenly turned downwards, and our… more

  • Forum Video

    Video: How technology can rescue our oceans

    "Respect the ocean and take care of it, as if your life depends on it, because it does. It's just that simple. We're… more

  • Young Global Leaders Article

    Three ways we can save the world’s oceans

    In 1969, humankind shot a capsule to the moon and bounced around in zero gravity, to great cheering. Two things… more