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Sustainability Horizons: what’s coming into view?

Sustainability Horizons is CISL’s monthly scan of issues and evidence coming into view, but which may not yet feature in the mainstream sustainability debate. This is not a prediction of the future, but a way of helping practitioners and policymakers to get early notice of new ideas, trends or evidence, to inform their own view of what might or should happen as a result.


Find out more about our own work in developing new ideas and approaches that have the potential to deliver transformational change and rewire the economy.

 

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Palliative care

June 2019: The number of people with need for palliative care will rise by almost 87% by 2060. A global integrative policy framework could help integrate palliative care into public healthcare systems to alleviate economic costs and patient suffering.

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Waste exports

June 2019: An increasing number of South-East Asian countries are restricting waste imports, leading to spikes in landfill deposits and waste incineration in developed nations. However, this could encourage efforts to create a global governance framework for ‘circular’ resource management practices in the long-run.

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Emotivism of nuclear energy

June 2019: New evidence shows that nuclear energy remains a highly emotive topic. Most likely, there will be 40% less use of nuclear energy than there might have been without the general public’s high sense of dread, limiting its potential to decarbonise the economy.

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Hydrogen from wastewater

June 2019: Scientists have found a promising new way of using wastewater and sunlight to produce hydrogen. The technology almost doubles the efficient rate of ‘splitting’ water and delivers encouraging results for industrial scale application.

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Economic inequality and social mobility

June 2019: Rising economic inequality reduces the belief that upward social mobility is possible amongst disadvantaged youth. Policies such as access to paid internships, mentoring programmes or subsidised education could counteract this.

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Community-forest management

June 2019: Regions engaging in small-scale community-forest initiatives show a 37% reduction in relative poverty and relative deforestation. These initiatives combine environmental conservation with human development and could make vital contributions to achieving the SDGs in low income countries.

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Natural Climate Solutions (NCS)

June 2019: NCS focus on ecosystem restoration projects that could deliver approximately a third of the carbon reduction needed between now and 2030. Many solutions currently receive limited funding opportunities and attract only narrow political attention.

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Extreme wind speeds and wave heights

May 2019: Data from the last 33 years suggests that wind speeds and wave heights have increased around the world. It increases the risk of costal erosion, flooding events, and decreases the predictability of ocean movements.

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CISL’s Centre for Sustainable Finance welcomes the UK’s Green Finance Strategy

Jul 02, 2019

2 July 2019 – Today the UK government has launched its Green Finance Strategy, setting out its green finance objectives and ambitions.

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