The (real) price of affordable sustainability, a tale from crowded Colombian buses

Bogota is regarded by international institutions – particularly the World Bank – as a pioneer in the development of green, low-cost, urban transportation networks, thanks to its innovative Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. However, rising transport prices regularly encourage street protests, with many Bogotanese demanding the construction of a rail network to properly meet the transportation needs of the capital.

DiCaprio, Fonda & Co: The celebritization of environmental politics

“Climate change is real. It is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating”. This moving call for action comes unexpectedly not from a scientist or from a politician, but from actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who delivered a compelling speech on the…

“Greenwashing” : the story of sustainable / environmental propaganda

Although proliferation of environmental claims appears to be great news at first sight, the lack of accuracy of among those is absolutely alarming. As discussed here, the most profitable companies are being accused of greenwashing, regardless of the level of harm their industry is causing to the environment.

Editorial: Climate Change

“The last five years have been the hottest ever recorded. Sea levels are at the highest in human history (…). The point of no return is no longer over the horizon. It is in sight and is hurtling towards us” In a recent press conference ahead of the COP25 presided by Chile in Madrid (2…