Planning for a smarter world

Growing waste levels is a major concern for Downers, as landfi ll capacity begins to run out

Futurists often fall into two opposing camps, but the issues facing society are everyone’s concern

The city in 2030

smart city 2030

Smart city technologies are already with us, so what will the urban landscape look like in 2030?

Smart tech still struggles to solve Chinese smog

Facemasks are now commonplace in major Chinese cities such as Beijing

China clearly intends to spend heavily on smart city technology, as well as enforce a range of measures to cut pollution

Honduras: Free speech in murder city

A Honduran peasant demonstrates outside the Public Ministry against the fatal shooting of a rural leader

2016 saw Honduras catapulted into the headlines after indigenous and land rights activist Berta Cáceres was killed in her home by unknown assassins; hers was just one of many cases of brutality and oppression

The story of palm oil

Palm oil plantation

Shedding light on the palm oil industry, and how it is destroying a globally vital tropical ecosystem

The palm oil problem

Forests in Indonesia

Can a belated consumer backlash stop the palm oil industry from destroying a globally vital tropical ecosystem?

Formula E is a new series with established values

Mark Princevalle, co-founder and chief strategic officer of Trident Communications, explains how environment, entertainment and energy are the values driving Formula E

Being energy conscious needn’t cost the earth

Going green makes good business sense, says Robin Hale, director of the Energy Services and Technology Association (ESTA)