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Commentary/Rethinking development aid to avoid traps

Researchers have put together new puzzle pieces in the poverty traps framework, in order to find ways to look at different possible solutions for development. Adding nature and culture, they find, changes everything.

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Feature/Keystone seafood companies set to change course for sustainable oceans

What happens when global sustainability researchers invite chief executives of major seafood companies to discuss the future of the oceans? A sea change in attitudes. We trace the long road to the Soneva Dialogue and preview the next steps.

WRITTEN BY Naomi Lubick
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Opinion/The roads to 2050

An ambitious international scientific initiative aims to chart the pathways from now to 2050 with a single aim: successful completion of the Sustainable Development Goals within planetary boundaries.

WRITTEN BY Owen Gaffney
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Feature/Low-lying Vietnam is squeezed between its neighbours and the rising seas

Climate change, heavy-handed water management, and upstream dams are changing the Mekong Delta, pushing residents to adapt.

WRITTEN BY Erica Gies
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Feature/Seeds of investment for the future

Ethiopia’s first communal seed bank is an example of the power of genetic diversity to shield humans from environmental crises. But threats to the seed banks loom with the industrialisation of agriculture.

WRITTEN BY Lou Del Bello
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Feature/Running out of reef resilience?

The world’s coral reefs are increasingly threatened by climate change and other human pressures. But it’s not too late to save them – and the livelihoods of the many communities that depend on them.

WRITTEN BY Fredrik Moberg
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Opinion/Four shifts to a more desirable (and delicious) food future

The ways in which we eat and produce our food are unsustainable from both environmental and public health perspectives. We need to see a drastic and inspirational shift in the world's food system.

WRITTEN BY Line Gordon
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Commentary/Biomimicry builds urban possibilities in South Africa

The gardens and “living gutters” of Langrug are more than just a stopgap, delivering basic services to manage waste and treat grey water in an informal settlement in South Africa. The Massive Small Collective assesses a small-scale, nature-inspired project that has impacts beyond its boundaries.

WRITTEN BY Lauren Hermanus & Andrew Campbell
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Commentary/Shifting contexts in the Sahel

Farmers in Burkina Faso rely on whole village landscapes for their livelihoods. Their reliance on that multifunctional patchwork is adjusting as they face changes in rainfall patterns, in young people’s aspirations, and in local markets.

WRITTEN BY Hanna Sinare
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Feature/Past, present and future of lakes in Bengaluru

Restoring the lakes of Bengaluru would have wide-reaching impacts, and not just on water quality. Local peoples have solutions to multiple issues, from a connection to nature to multi-level stakeholder collaborations.

WRITTEN BY Naomi Lubick