Earth Day: Local Needs, Global Meanings!
As Earth Day approaches, here in Chile we have suddenly woken up and started talking about saving our old Mother Earth. Newspapers, magazines, and TV are full of information spreading awareness about the degradation of the environment. Most of these activities are kind of seasonal, a few days of sloganizing […]
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Un mañana más verde en la India
Abstract: A discussion on the deteriorating environment in Indian perspective indicates rising pollution, vanishing forests and growing population, as the obvious causes. Our policy makers are always heard of making grandiose plans of controlling pollution, and of reforestation. We seem obsessed with bigger ideas, while the goal of achieving a […]
The Risk is Wanting to Stay (that Same Old Way)
The city of Medellin, Colombia has based its marketing on the city’s transformation, but perhaps this story of rags to riches is hurting its citizens.
Troubled Waters: Ecosystem Issues in Peru
In the villages along the hundreds of rivers of the Amazon rainforest it is told that at the heart of every river or “cocha” (lagoon), lies the Yacumama or ‘mother of the waters’, a giant boa that rarely emerges because of its size, feeding only on aquatic animals. It may remain […]
Japans sustainable future – what comes after Fukushima?
This interview was done in the context of Mr. Tezuka lecture at the European Center for Sustainability Research in February this year. Japanese steel- and ironwork industry is one of the largest worldwide, at the same time it is one of the most energy-intensive industries. How does, also in view of rising energy prices, […]