Future of cities

UN HABITAT has released its comprehensive and interesting World Cities Report for 2022. This year, the report’s theme is “Envisaging the Future of Cities” Download a copy or read it online:https://unhabitat.org/wcr/

Sustainability inducements

A Japanese cosmetics company has developed a “shampoo bar” as a replacement for liquid shampoo. In the process, they reduced water use by more than 95% during manufacturing. It also comes with paper-only packaging. Smaller size also means lesser transport costs per unit. Just an example of the key role of R&D in the private…

Food is not food

In 2030, only 29% of the global harvests of 10 major crops may be directly consumed as food, down from about 51% in the 1960s. Test goes to meat production, biofuels etc.

Sustainability and Tourism

What is Responsible Tourism And Why Is It Important? https://broganabroad.com/what-is-responsible-tourism/

Water, water everywhere …

If the world’s water supply were only 100 liters (26 gallons), our usable water supply of fresh water would be only about 0.003 liter (one-half teaspoon

Earth Overshoot Day

Earth Overshoot Day this year is 29 July. It’s the date that humans’ use of ecological resources and services exceeds what Earth can regenerate in a year. https://inhabitat.com/earth-overshoot-day-2021-has-arrived-what-does-it-mean-for-the-planet/

Informal Sector

A World Bank analysis shows that the informal sector – firms and workers outside the line of sight of governments in emerging market and developing economies – accounts for about a third of GDP and more than 70 percent of employment. Why are we not talking about it?

World Heritage Sites

2020-2021 nominations for the UNESCO World Heritage Sites is an interesting mix of natural and cultural sites! https://en.unesco.org/news/unesco-world-heritage-committee-session-be-hosted-china-after-one-year-hiatus Why is this important to most of the rest of us? Pride of place, that’s why. It will improve our connection to our local communities, and therefore our qualities of life as well.