In the first week of October, experts from around the world met at the third World Resources Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where they discussed issues regarding sustainability and resource efficiency.
Responsible travel that contributes to the conservation of the environment and the well being of local people – ecotourism sounds great. However, the problems faced by the kinds of ecosystems and communities that ecotourism proponents set out to “save” are often very complex, and seldom are there any quick-fix solutions.
Most of the food in Abu Dhabi’s tourist sector is imported. At the large scale that is needed for all of the hotels’ operations, it is difficult to get it locally. Still, a lot of food goes to waste. Sanaa Iqbal Pirani, a researcher on food waste management at the Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi, talks about the ways to change that.
With 5,000 acres of land being set aside to put up Kenya’s most ambitious infrastructure project to date, the construction of Africa’s “Silicon Savannah” is set to begin. Konza Techno City is a planned sustainable, world class global technology hub aimed at attracting international businesses and residents. One question, though: Will it work?