Robin Cook

April 4, 2012
Earth Hour 2012

Earth Hour and the Collective Goal

What started as an energy-saving tactic at the behest of the World Wildlife Fund in Sydney, Australia in 2007 to highlight the urgency of climate change, has spread across the globe to hundreds of cities and millions of people. Earth Hour is a simple, and some cynics would argue, silly, collective […]
April 1, 2012
Accountability will save us

Accountability will save us

As we beckon ever more connectivity in our lives, its (and our) impact on the planet may prove beneficial. Employee rights, Fairtrade concerns and legitimate sourcing of raw material make for a new era of business and political motivations – and accountability. As with the latest press on China’s Foxconn manufacturing […]
March 25, 2012
Mikhael Gorbachev

Water will be more precious than gold

Now that the environment is an issue on everyone’s table – having finally left the confines of what the public believes is the bearded lunatic fringe – it’s becoming an agenda for governments the world over. It’s unavoidable. The economics of water loss will impact hugely on farming, food prices […]
March 19, 2012
Dr Hamadoun Touré

Millennium Development Goals and the Magic of Broadband

It’s perhaps revelatory to think that mobile broadband technology can help eradicate hunger, disease and other long-established life extinguishers; many believe that getting the world ‘connected’ could be the answer to some of the planet’s most persistent and devastating problems. Dr Hamadoun Touré, the secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union […]