The Heart of Borneo is a vast and largely intact stretch of globally significant rainforest that cloaks the mountains, foothills and adjacent lowlands of Borneo, the third largest island in the world. In February 2007, Indonesia, along with Brunei and Malaysia - its two governing partner countries on Borneo - signed the Heart of Borneo (HoB) Declaration. A sign of their commitment to conserve and sustainably develop a 220,000km2 treasure trove of unique and endangered animals such as the Orangutan and Pigmy elephant, and magnificent plants, such as the world’s larges
By Guest Author -Dongying Wang - Global Environmental Institute – October, 2011
During the last couple of years, China has taken a huge, globally-recognized step to make its economy more sustainable. The green agenda was added to government programmes, incorporated in business strategies and integrated into teaching schemes. How did this process come to life?
By Camila Haddad - Green Economy Coalition – October, 2011
Consumption is certainly a contested topic. In light of the fact that our planet's resources are finite, we are all aware that aggregate levels of consumption urgently have to come down. But it is hard to know where the “cuts” will come from, and in the past individuals have been discouraged to take action both because of the lack of and the overload of information necessary to make conscious choices. An alternative solution to “sustainable consumption”, which is associated with minor reforms and incremental changes in behaviour, is the reinvention of consumption itself. That is the promise of collaborative consumption.
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