Tragedy of the Commons: tragically common

Despite clear business case examples and regulatory reforms being so obviously required, the “tragedy of the commons” as described by Garrett Hardin in his 1968 paper* seems to repeat itself daily in many ways, in many sectors. Take the case of nutrient overload and the agrifood value chain. Debates about the “clean green” image of […]

We Want Green Jobs

When Apple launched the iPhone 5 this month, one message was clear: “Leaner and Smarter”. This is a motto that excites many in Government today, amidst attempts to speed up economic recovery and design ways towards leaner and smarter economies. Governments world-wide are under severe pressure to create jobs (the likes of Steve and others), […]