- Living together
- Do we go up, out or between - or do we just emigrate? How do we handle the rapid growth of our cities? A COST project has been developing scenarios for town and city design.
- Good in parts
- Setting targets is easy; achieving them is something else. A report from the European Environment Agency reveals how far our aspirations match reality. We are doing well in energy, farming and air and water quality, but that's about the best that can be said.
- Hot potato
Forget self-sufficiency. The EU already imports half of its energy and by 2030 that figure is set to rise to 70%. With its coal industry undermined by foreign competition and nuclear energy depleted, how can Europe secure its future energy needs?
- Profiting from long-termism
- If we are to avoid leaving a dirty, resource-depleted planet to its future inhabitants, the current generation must put strategies for sustainable development in place. But do we have the will and foresight to make it happen?