UN calls for urgent rethink as resource use skyrockets

March 12, 2019News No Comments

Rapid growth in extraction of materials is the chief culprit in climate change and biodiversity loss – a challenge that will only worsen unless the world urgently undertakes a systemic reform of resource use, according to a report released at the UN Environment Assembly.

Beijing air improvements provide model for other cities

March 10, 2019News No Comments

More than 20 years after Beijing began looking for ways to improve air quality in one of the largest and fastest growing cities in the developing world, its successful efforts provide a model for other cities to follow, according a report released ahead of the UN Environment Assembly.

The case for a Digital Ecosystem for the Environment

March 5, 2019Big Data, Discussion Paper, Governing Consortium No Comments

Bringing together data, algorithms and insights for sustainable development The planet is not currently on a sustainable path. In order to change the current trajectory requires transparency, inclusion and accountability. A shift in the global political economy of environmental data is needed to harness the efforts of public and private sectors to jointly generate high … Read More