Policy makers and stakeholders across Africa are meeting to chart green economy opportunities in the agriculture sector under the lead of the Switch Africa Green programme. The forum – under the theme Advancing Green Business and Circular Economy in Africa – is organized by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Uganda’s Ministry of Water and Environment.
Take, make, use, dispose. For decades, this has been the standard approach to production and consumption. Companies take raw materials and transform them into products, which are purchased by consumers, who ultimately toss them out, creating waste. But as warnings about climate change and environmental degradation grow ever louder, people are starting to challenge the sustainability of this model. Many business leaders and governments — including China, Japan and the U.K. — argue that we should
This stunning home is located in the magnificent Collserola mountain range, overlooking Barcelona. The home was designed by Aleventosa Morell Architects as a compact and sustainable residence. The lush green roof not only adds a stunning aesthetic to the building but does double duty as a thermal mass, helping to keep the home cooler in Summer and warmer in Winter. The interior palette is neutral with blonde timber features and the use of a white and grey colours to compliment the natural light and magnificent backdrop of the mountain ranges. Simply sustainable. Simply stunning.