Going home to visit his parents in rural China, Liu Jianqiang did not expect to have a discussion about global warming. But his mother's memories, he found, painted an intimate portrait of a changing country – and a changing climate.
Jaime Lerner transformed a congested, grimy, crime-ridden South American city into a world-renowned model of green living and social innovation. Any big urban area can do the same in under three years, he tells Tom Phillips.
A year after Modbury in southwestern England became the first town in Europe to ban plastic bags, Hannah Pool pays a visit to see how life has changed for shoppers and traders. What will the residents target next?
Thursday marked an important milestone for freedom of information in China. As new transparency regulations become effective, Ma Jun explains, they will provide an powerful lever for the public to monitor companies’ environmental performance.
A new breed of business leader is pioneering new technology, value and business models, says John Elkington. Environmentalists are starting to view the market not as the enemy, but an effective listening device for understanding people’s needs.