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| Optimistic ponderings on humanity's future |

| With credit where credit's due to Jack Judge and Henry James "Harry" Williams |

[I try to only use rights free images, but please let me know if you think I've made a mistake.]

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April 12, 2018

[Image: 'Ben & Jerry's Fairtrade Ice Cream' | © Fairtrade ANZ]

For the past decade or so, I've watched with increasing interest as Unilever has gone on a unique and winding journey towards sustainability, evidenced most recently by its 'Sustainable Living Plan'.

My observation of Unilever started when I was in a sustainability role at The Coca–Cola Company and has continued as I have moved further into the world o...

December 12, 2016

[Image: Henk Ovink in New York City | © Cynthia van Elk]

Over the past couple of years I've been hearing a fait bit about a Dutchman called Henk Ovink and some of the amazing work he's been leading on water risk management and flood prevention around the world.

With his dual titles of 'Special Envoy for International Water Affairs at the Kingdom of the Netherlands' and 'Sherpa to the UN High Level Panel on Water', he c...

November 7, 2016

[Image: Delfland Sand Engine, The Netherlands | © Nature Coast] 

I've been rubbing shoulders with various Dutch thought–leaders since I handed my first 2iis business card to the Dutch Ambassador at a Sydney climate resilience lunch in mid–2015.

After various events and meetings since then, last week I found myself on Sydney's Collaroy Beach (site of some pretty severe storm damage in June 2016) introducing a mixtu...

January 25, 2016

 [Designing the r-d shelter | Paul Gray, Suisse Design]

Paul Gray was one of the first designers I ever worked with. He remains one of the best (probably the best) - and I've worked with a lot of designers since then.

In Glasgow almost 20 years ago I saw him put his undoubted talents into designing his way to solutions that, I'll be honest, whilst innovative and effective, weren't exactly world-changing. One involved s...

September 1, 2015

[Wind turbines in the Texan Oilfields]

Yesterday I found myself listening to US Consul General Hugo Llorens at Western Sydney University.

The title of the event was enough to get me intrigued - 'United States Perspectives on the Clean Tech Revolution' - but what really struck me was the energy with which Mr Llorens spoke.

To hear a moderate conservative talking with such conviction about the inevitability of the Cleante...

August 28, 2015

[Solar Impulse round the world flight]

As we head deeper into the 21st Century, the problems for the human species seem to keep mounting up.

Population pressures, increasing social inequality, scarce resources, a changing climate, the globalisation of... everything. Everywhere you look it seems there are issues we need to address to secure the prosperous future that surely just about everyone wants for the next generat...

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