Part 7 of 7: A Polluted Postscript

This is the final installment of Jonathon Porritt's seven-part Post-Paris scene blog series

Sub-Saharan Africa’s first light railway opens in Addis Ababa

Capable of transporting 60,000 residents an hour in Ethiopia’s five million strong capital, the Addis Ababa light railway is a sign of the increasing pace towards modernisation, interconnectivity and cosmopolitanism that is developing throughout African metropoles beneath the Sahara desert.

Part 1 of 7: The Zayed Future Energy Prize

The Post-Paris scene: A blog in seven parts

Back in Abu Dhabi for the ninth World Future Energy Summit, and the eighth Award Ceremony for the Zayed Future Energy Prize, which I’ve been involved in from the start as a member of the Selection Committee.

Addressing India’s sanitation crisis

India has one of the worst sanitation records on Earth. Improving the situation will require wide-scale collective action, as Forum for the Future’s Louise Armstrong reports.


What hails for the Asian Century?

Sustainability leadership will be essential to help manage the economic and resource pressures of a rapidly growing Asia, says Forum's Asia Pacific executive director Stephanie Draper.


Testing the water

A systems approach to sustainable water movement

Retail Horizons: Are cities less important in an online world?

This article first appeared on and is the third in a 12-part series about the future of US retail for the

Stronger local and transborder policies needed to tackle air pollution


Tougher treaties that penalise polluters while also providing incentives to stop, as well as new technological solutions, are vital for improving global air quality.


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