Read the summary report of our six-month long journalism program on Economics and the Environment. The report collects 21 articles and six podcasts as a showcase of our young reporters’ journalistic work, including a special coverage of the World Resources Forum 2015 in Davos, Switzerland. Our team of professional editors and seven aspiring young reporters were based in Germany, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, U.K. and U.S.
We, like our governments, have largely come to think of recycling as having no downside. But recycling is not always the most sustainable option.
“Green economy” is an idea that was introduced almost 30 years ago but only recently became a keystone in the climate change debate.
To stimulate political momentum, the WRF has launched its flagship project, which aims to develop a Resource Efficiency Index to measure how efficiently nations use their resources.
“The time will come when we regret…not acting today,” predicts British professor Paul Ekins.
From December 4, the International Nature Tribunal will be in session, hearing the grievances of nature against individuals, corporations and international organizations.
Looking at the data is crucial for researchers. However it is not the only problem that we have with data now. Researchers often experience difficulties in communicating their research outcomes to the public. How can data journalism help?
Gunter Pauli is best known for writing The Blue Economy and science books for children. At the World Resources Forum, he sat down with Pro Journo to talk about his newest project that uses free diapers to grow fruit trees in cities.
Economic theories that underlie how we perceive and understand our natural resources systems is critical to driving effective policy change and business decision-making.
Mining and natural resource extraction have huge potential for countries, but also carry political and economic risks. For this, the Netherlands has created a special diplomatic position. We interview Dirk-Jan Koch, the Netherlands’ special envoy for natural resources at the World Resources Forum 2015 in Davos, Switzerland. They discuss Koch’s work in the Congo and his efforts and frustrations in persuading multinational companies there to use mineral mines not involved in local conflicts.
“Some participants have said that the World Resources Forum (WRF) is actually the real World Economic Forum, because here they talk about the issues that are truly important,” says Bas de Leeuw, managing director of the WRF.