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The challenges of educating on sustainability

Environmental and sustainability education is a topic that is now coming to the fore: national and European initiatives are looking to give children the tools to understand the world they live in, and…

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The downsides of environmental innovation

In June 2014, a solar roadways project sparked debate: do we need a new solar innovation when most roofs still are not equipped with solar panels? This question can be widened: as we wait for the next…

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Why do we need a 2nd International Conference on Nutrition and Growth?

The second International Conference on Nutrition and Growth will be held from 19-21 November in Rome. Jointly organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization…

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Easy and original ways to fight food waste

The European Union has declared 2014 European Year Against Food Waste. To support this initiative, the European Commission has funded FUSIONS (Food Use for Social Innovation by Optimising Waste Prevention…

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The “mobile revolution” helps African farmers

Over the past recent years, the mobile phone has become the most widely used digital tool in Africa; and more and more initiatives intend to make it an efficient support to the continent’s farmers’…

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Is circular economy the consumption mode of the future?

In the Western world, the principles of the circular economy are increasingly impacting consumer habits, and questioning the dominance of the hyperconsumption model that has prevailed since the end of…

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The future of African chocolate is organic

Organic farming is slowly developing in Africa, the world’s leading cocoa producer. In a context of rising demand for both chocolate and sustainable products, switching to organic production might mean…

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Can international events really be green?

The government of Brazil promised that the football World Cup, hosted by the country and starting today, would be an ecological event. A growing number of music festivals and other large gatherings now…

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Is a zero waste life possible?

The media success of zero waste initiatives proves that Western consumers are increasingly willing to change their behaviour. But they also need a little help from the consumer goods industry's biggest…

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« Raise your voice, not the sea level”: World Environment…

This year’s World Environment Day focuses on the threat the rising sea level poses to developing island states, and encourages the citizens of the world to take action.

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