Sustainable Development & Decoupling

2017-07-20T15:31:32+00:00

The 20th Century, driven by scientific and technological advances, was a time of remarkable change for human civilization. But it was also a century when the extraction of many natural resources began for the first time in history to follow an essentially exponential growth path.

Water-Energy-Food Nexus

2017-07-20T15:34:28+00:00

Food, water and energy are essential for economic development and the well-being of every society around the planet. When we talk about the "environment" it is to a large extent this nexus that we are primarily referring to

Natural Capital Accounting

2016-06-26T14:12:57+00:00

Since a number of decades now the unsustainable nature of our industrial economic infrastructure has been made acutely evident. It is becoming increasingly clear that the linear model to industrial age systems of organization creates many negative externalities that render them unsustainable.

Environmental Management

2017-07-20T11:26:34+00:00

Within the course of just a few decades we have transitioned from being a small world on a big planet to being a big world on a small planet, an extraordinary transformation. A switch from making ad hoc interventions into ecosystems,

Energy Disruption

2017-07-20T16:04:19+00:00

With the rise of renewables and the smart grid our energy architecture is surely going to go through a profound transformation in the coming decades but is this transformation happening fast enough?

Fueling China’s Future

2017-07-20T16:08:19+00:00

China is a central element within the future of our global energy system because while the developing nations are winding down their energy consumption China is still increasing its energy consumption and CO2 emissions

Complexity Energy Systems

2017-07-20T11:36:13+00:00

Energy systems are a central enabling and limiting factor to the development of an economy. As such, the level of technological, social and economic complexity

Energy Systems Resilience

2017-07-20T15:26:12+00:00

As economies develop they require a greater input of energy, and they become more dependent on the continuous input of that energy in order to maintain their basic structure and processes

Food Platform Innovation

2017-07-20T15:21:53+00:00

Our food supply chain is both incredibly efficient and inefficient all at the same time. The system is efficient in that it produces huge quantities of food at low prices and is able to move these products around the world at low cost

Conventional & Alternative Agriculture

2017-07-20T15:06:51+00:00

In developed nations today there is growing demand from society for an agricultural system that is both scalable and sustainable, both able to deliver on quantity and quality. Unfortunately it would appear that we are still far from achieving this. On the one hand we have our conventional agricultural system, that has done so well in terms of sustained incre