Like a snake eating its own tail, our growth-orientated civilisation suffers from the delusion that there are no environmental limits to growth.
Next year will be critical in environmental diplomacy. Apart from climate change negotiations, governments will set sustainable development goals focusing on poverty, hunger, inequality and environmental damage.
Australia’s ‘green building revolution’ appears to be restricted to the big cities, everywhere else the pace is much slower.
Memo to Tony Abbott: Planning expert says catering to the urban population boom is not about building more roads, but making better use of them.
Earth’s land, oceans and biosphere are now in extreme danger, but this doesn’t seem to be driving the urgent measures required to arrest current trends.