Topic : Sustainability

  • Men pose with Samsung Galaxy S3 Nokia Lumia 820 and iPhone 4 smartphones in photo illustration in Zenica Forum Article

    How mobile phones can save, not waste, energy

    The mobile industry is experiencing explosive growth worldwide, fuelled by almost 7 billion subscribers and an… more

  • A drop of water falls from a melting piece of ice on Argentina’s Perito Moreno glacier near the city of El Calafate Global Shapers Article

    Fighting climate change, from Chennai to Zurich

    Young people will inherit whatever is left of the environment when today’s generation of consumers, workers and… more

  • The sun is about to come up over the South Pacific Ocean as seen from the International Space Station Young Global Leaders Article

    Can technology save the environment?

    In a world of 9 billion expected by 2050 – including 3 billion new middle-class consumers – the challenges of… more

  • Chimneys are seen through a window at a coal-fired power plant on a hazy day in Shimen county Forum Article

    Don’t be surprised if China puts a cap on carbon

    In China – the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide – policy-makers have been discussing the possibility of… more

  • Windmills generate electricity in the windy rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains near the town of Pincher Creek Forum Event

    Why shifting to renewables is not mission impossible

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

  • To match feature RENEWABLES/DENMARK Forum Event

    How governments can drive the green revolution

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

  • RTR2KJPK Forum Event

    Can China be a leader in the circular economy?

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

  • People look at the cooling towers of Doel’s nuclear plant in northern Belgium Forum Event

    How will we power the next energy revolution?

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

  • A combination photograph shows a street vendor selling stems of garlic at a market in a half-demolished old residential site and a clerk arranging vegetables in a fridge at a super market at a wealthy district in Beijing Forum Article

    Why data is key to inclusive growth

    Reducing income disparities has always ranked high among the top objectives of policy-makers as a measure to achieve… more

  • An ECO 110 wind turbine manufactured Alstom is seen in the Landes de Couesme wind farm near La Gacilly Forum Video

    Why competitiveness doesn’t have to cost the earth

    Last June, a UN task force in charge of developing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) released a zero draft… more

  • Man looks at the Pudong financial district of Shanghai Forum Gallery

    Global competitiveness in 11 graphics

    The Global Competitiveness Report 2014-15 assesses the competitiveness of 144 economies based on 12 “pillars” which… more

  • RTR3I979 Forum Article

    Why Ugandans are scared of getting old

    A typical Ugandan woman gives birth to an average of seven children, far higher than for other countries, including… more

  • A worker harvests fresh produce from a tower at Sky Greens vertical farm in Singapore Forum Article

    Could vertical farms feed the world?

    The challenge of ensuring adequate, nutrient-rich food for an expanding global population is a daunting one, especially… more

  • 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 believe what I am looking at will change the world. I am looking out… more

  • A worker inspects solar panels at a solar farm in Dunhuang, 950km northwest of Lanzhou, Gansu Province Technology Pioneers Article

    14 tech predictions for our world in 2020

    We asked our 2015 intake of Technology Pioneers for their views on how technology will change the world. From printable… 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

  • Vapour pours from a steel mill chimney in the industrial town of Port Kembla Forum Article

    What is carbon-pricing and why do we need it?

    A dangerously warming planet is not only an environmental challenge, it’s a fundamental threat to efforts to end… more

  • Fishermen row a boat in the algae-filled Chaohu Lake in Hefei, Anhui province Forum Article

    Cause for new optimism on climate change?

    In the rarified atmosphere of Aspen, Colorado, last week I attended the 11th American Renewable Energy Day Summit… more