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The Key Battleground of Climate Change: Cities

In 2007, a huge population milestone was achieved. It was found that over 50% of the global population was living in urban areas compared to rural areas. Never before has this been seen. As the global population continues to rise (currently at 7.5 billion but projected to reach 10 billion around 2050), cities and urban ...

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After Some Time Off, We’re Back!

It's been a while. Having moved out to Perth, Australia, to study for a Masters in Sustainable Development 7 months ago, spending time with visiting family through June and July was special and definitely a focus of my time. Also, taking a couple of weeks to settle into my second semester of university and a ...

Sustainable Cities: Zurich, Switzerland

After visiting Portland and Bogotá in North and South America, we cross the pond to Switzerland and the city of Zurich. Rated by Dutch architecture company, Arcadis, as the most sustainable city in the world, Zurich leads the way in their environmental index, ranks very high economically, and is about average in the social index ...

Post-Election Climate Change Denial

After May's disastrous election campaign resulted in a likely Tory-DUP coalition, the environmental future of the UK looks troublesome. The coalition of the science-rejecting Democratic Unionists Party (DUP) and the Conservatives already-weak stance on fighting climate change give us an idea of how the environment will be prioritised in the next few Tory-led years. The DUP from ...

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