Category Archives: Sustainable development

Make 2015 a climate year – on our way to Paris

We cannot continue the irresponsible habits we have now. Our house is on fire, and our leaders – the politicians – respond by squabbling about who shall pay for using the fire extinguisher . The more we delay, the more we … Continue reading

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Conflict on the Nile

The sources of the Nile remained a mystery for thousands of years. The Ancient Egyptians regarded the river as holy and as their lifeline. The British colonialist empire regarded finding the source of the Nile as crucial for their power over … Continue reading

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Over to renewables – now!

Norsk Who benefits from a continuation of the oil age? Who is willing to risk our children’s and grandchildren’s future for short-term profit? Who opposes a rapid transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy? Is anthropogenic global warming and war … Continue reading

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Dismantle the oil age

Norsk For more than a hundred years, industrial and modern development has been dependent on fossil fuels. The oil age was given extra momentum after the oil crisis in 1972, and has given a country like Norway an economy people … Continue reading

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Building the Future: Hotels Change Policies for Eco-Travel Initiatives

Business is going green. Here is an article on sustainable tourism. There are some big changes in the travel industry’s attitudes towards eco-friendly and socially aware practices. While it used to be hard to find a hotel that used recycled … Continue reading

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The sustainable society of 2040

Norsk Visitors are surprised that our cities and towns of 2040 are so compact, charming, clean, safe and esthetically appealing. The surrounding forests and fields are lush, healthy and teaming with different species.   The towns and cities lucky enough to … Continue reading

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Et bærekraftig samfunn år 2040

English Besøkende blir gjerne overrasket over at våre byer og tettsteder av 2040 er så kompakte, sjarmerende, rene, trygge og estetisk tiltalende.  Omkringliggende skog og mark er frodig, sunn og vrimler av ulike arter. De byene som er så heldige … Continue reading

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