Putting power and resources back into the hands of local communities is a philosophy that is gaining momentum with those looking for an answer to the problems caused by globalisation. Denis Bellamy looks at how localism can have an impact on people's lives and the life of the planet.
The Brundtland Commission was set up in 1983 to unite countries to pursue sustainable development together. Sanjay Sharma says that for real progress to be made corporations need a radical change in business practice.
The World Wildlife Foundation's 2012 Living Planet Report shows that Australia is the world’s seventh biggest user and polluter of natural resources. Dermot O'Gorman says the cost of environmental destruction has been overlooked for too long.
Manager of Australia and New Zealand Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Patrick Caleo says that Australian consumers have the power to safeguard fish stocks for this and future generations by choosing certified sustainable seafood.
The young people of today are not willing to just sit back and inherit the planet older generations want to leave them. Ellen Sandell says across the globe youth-led groups are deeply committed to climate justice for everyone.
The loss of biodiversity is often seen as an aesthetic issue or something only scientists care about. Dr Susie Burke says her research shows that there are broader implications, including a noticeable decline in human happiness.
Creating a healthier and happier food system benefits everyone, from the environment to the health of the individual. Nick Rose looks at how participatory democracy can impact our relationship with producing and consuming food.
The lack of progress on climate change is certainly not due to a lack of discussion or high-level policy making. But Chris Reidy says there needs to be more community engagement on the subject before there can be community acceptance.
In a world where more than one billion people are overweight and 800 million are undernourished it's easy to see why global food security is a complex issue. Noby Leong looks at the challenge of feeding a hungry world.
Managing the resources of Australia's biggest river system to the satisfaction of primary producers and environmentalists was never going to be easy. Patrick Callioni says the current draft of the Murray- Darling Basin plan should be scrapped in favor of a fresh start.