- From the Forest to the Health Clinic
Dr. Kinari Webb and her team are saving lives and forests in Indonesia through a very unusual incentives program.
- Claire Nouvian, Guardian of the Deep
French environmentalist Claire Nouvian has devoted her life to protecting a resource that is largely a mystery to most of us: the deep sea.
- Of Moonshots and Slingshots
Only if policy people and technologists work together better will we change the world in ways that are congruent with our most critical human needs and planetary risks.
- Madagascar's Delicate Democracy
After five years of political turmoil and economic standstill, Madagascar is poised for recovery. The new democratic government wants to restore rule of law, tackle poverty, and foster growth.
- A United Front in the War for Wildlife
Conservationists need a unified approach to stop the illegal trade in wildlife: species protection, human development, good governance, and enforcement.
- Forced Evictions Defeat the Spirit of Big Sporting Events
The evicted residents of Rio demand to be included in the benefits and the legacies of big tournaments like the World Cup and Olympics.
- POEM: Tomorrow's Child
This poem was written to convey the imperative of sustainability. As geographical lines blur due to trade and markets, so can ethics.
- Corruption along the Vietnam-China Border Permits Massive Smuggling of Endangered Animals
Despite a recent surge in enforcement, more needs to be done to fight bribery and endangered animal smuggling on the porous Vietnam-China border.
- What the World Bank Does Not Understand About "Doing Business"
The World Bank's research on Doing Business fails to focus on the obstacles that matter most to entrepreneurs in emerging markets.
- Social Covenants Must Precede Social Contracts
Fragile states that do not first forge a social covenant will later find it difficult to codify justice in a social contract.
- Will Global Voluntarism Supersede Rule of Law?
The World Economic Forum is advocating a move toward coalitions of the willing and able for solving global problems. Will it work?
- Cornelius Graubner
Cornelius Graubner is head of risk solutions at Verisk Maplecroft.
- Peter Hille
Peter Hille works as duty editor for the news department of Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster.