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Environment and sustainability

Bold, informed approaches to the complex environmental challenges facing our society

Traditional stilt fishing in Sri Lanka

The impact of overfishing on our oceans

Over 80% of global fish stocks are fully exploited, with sharks and tuna declining by 90%. Over 300,000 whales and dolphins are accidentally caught annually due to overfishing. This crisis extends worldwide, especially impacting coastal fisheries. Research on Sri Lanka reveals overfishing exceeding sustainable levels but there is hope says GBS PhD candidate Krish Gnanapragasam.

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Time to do time for a fairer future?

Professor Susan Harris Rimmer contemplates the charges against a group of Queenslanders who protested against coal and gas in the parliament and were charged with disturbing the legislature, which carries a three-year jail sentence. She questions if getting arrested is the only meaningful way to achieve intergenerational justice.

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The false promises of the “15 Minute City”

Griffith University’s award-winning urban planner, Dr Tony Matthews, applies his professional insights to the the “15 Minute City”. The 15 minute city concept is designed to ensure that most daily necessities are close by our homes and purports to return residents to a more local way of living but will fail to realise its promise for a broad section of the community.

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Regenerative literacy can help build sustainable tourism

When you think about good tourism experience, it’s the things that you have done and the emotions that you felt while doing them that generally come to mind. Tourism also connects us,as tourists and as hosts, to place. How can we rebuild biodiversity as tourists and tourism operators?

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Traditional stilt fishing in Sri Lanka

The impact of overfishing on our oceans

Over 80% of global fish stocks are fully exploited, with sharks and tuna declining by 90%. Over 300,000 whales and dolphins are accidentally caught annually due to overfishing. This crisis extends worldwide, especially impacting coastal fisheries. Research on Sri Lanka reveals overfishing exceeding sustainable levels but there is hope says GBS PhD candidate Krish Gnanapragasam.

Read more

Time to do time for a fairer future?

Professor Susan Harris Rimmer contemplates the charges against a group of Queenslanders who protested against coal and gas in the parliament and were charged with disturbing the legislature, which carries a three-year jail sentence. She questions if getting arrested is the only meaningful way to achieve intergenerational justice.

Read more

The false promises of the “15 Minute City”

Griffith University’s award-winning urban planner, Dr Tony Matthews, applies his professional insights to the the “15 Minute City”. The 15 minute city concept is designed to ensure that most daily necessities are close by our homes and purports to return residents to a more local way of living but will fail to realise its promise for a broad section of the community.

Read more

Regenerative literacy can help build sustainable tourism

When you think about good tourism experience, it’s the things that you have done and the emotions that you felt while doing them that generally come to mind. Tourism also connects us,as tourists and as hosts, to place. How can we rebuild biodiversity as tourists and tourism operators?

Read more
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