How a 'smart countryside' can use technology for greener ends
How a 'smart countryside' can use technology for greener ends

Smart cities are often discussed as being the key to future urban living. The increase in capacity for more complex information can help solve human and environmental problems by saving energy and regulating traffic flow. A study has now highlighted the potential of adapting the concept of "smart" for national parks.

By Nick Davies 3 days ago

Is that selfie really worth it? Why face time with wild animals is a bad idea
Is that selfie really worth it? Why face time with wild animals is a bad idea

The phenomenon of kangaroo selfies hit the headlines earlier this month when several tourists were injured while feeding wild kangaroos in Lake Macquarie, north of Sydney. They may have wanted a memorable holiday snap, but ended up with rather more than they bargained for.

By Kathryn Teare Ada Lambert 16 May 2018

The carbon footprint of tourism revealed (it's bigger than we thought)
The carbon footprint of tourism revealed (it's bigger than we thought)

The carbon footprint of tourism is about four times larger than previously thought, according to a world-first study published in Nature Climate Change.

By Arunima Malik & Ya-Yen Sun 15 May 2018

Brian Tjugum, managing director, Weber Shandwick EMEA Social Impact practice.
#AfricaMonth: Purpose-driven communications in Africa

The future direction of purpose-driven communications in Africa and how purpose-driven communications can drive sustainable growth and sustainable development, was under the microscope at the recent Holmes Report In2 Innovation Summit in Johannesburg, in a panel discussion with Brian Tjugum, the UK-based managing director for Weber Shandwick's EMEA Social impact practice.

By Louise Marsland 14 May 2018

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New practical guidelines to promote more transparent, pro-poor forest concessions

Over 70% of forests in the tropics used for harvesting timber and other forest products are state-owned with most of the public forests managed through concessions that governments give to private entities or local communities. These forest concessions have existed in many of the world's poorest nations and for their benefit, FAO has launched its first voluntary guidelines for forest concessions in the tropics to make concessions more transparent, accountable and inclusive

14 May 2018