World Environment Day 2015

News - 5 June, 2015

This year’s theme is ‘Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care’ aiming to target the increasing levels of consumption across the globe which fuel the exponential expansion of extractive industries and pollution from energy production. The current level of demand for natural resources is unsustainable and the insatiable appetite to extract fossil fuels and […]

Young people are our future: celebrating world population day

News - 11 July, 2014

On World Population Day, we talk about investing in young people. Today is the UN Population Fund’s World Population Day. Founded on 11th July 1987 to mark the birth of five billionth persontThe theme for World Population Day 2014 is ‘investing in youth’. Young people truly are the world’s future. According to the UNFPA, there […]

Reflections on World Water Day

News - 22 March, 2013

The 20th World Water day provides important opportunity to focus on the need for greater cooperation and management of water resources. Today is the 20th World Water Day. Water is, by its nature, a resource that must be addressed internationally; withdrawal and use in one country will directly impact supplies in another. An international response […]

Forecasting the future of resource use in a changing world

News - 1 February, 2013

All states will face significant challenges over the next two decades as natural resources become increasingly scarce. However, managed intelligently, these problems are not insuperable. Resources: trends and future challenges for states and regions – towards 2030 Monday 14 – Wednesday 16 January 2013 (WP1218) Forecasting the future shape of the world has become an […]

‘Crisis should not become the new normal’ concluded futurists at the SOIF summer school

News - 1 October, 2012

Rapid and dramatic shifts in the global economic and geo-political landscape have exposed shortfalls in long term strategic planning. School of International Futures Monday 13 – Friday 17 August 2012 (WP1179) As governments grapple with the need to understand and plan better for the future, the School of International Futures taught new and innovative methods […]