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Managing Seismic Risk in Latin America

I've just returned from WEF Latin America, where we have announced a three-year collaborative project with the GEM Foundation to ...

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Global Partnerships

Innovative insurance solutions, public private partnerships and microinsurance are vital to help society create effective responses to major challenges, including ...

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Incredible views of glacier calving

This was filmed in 2008 - a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. The calving event lasted for ...

STORY URL: "CHASING ICE" captures largest glacier calving ever filmed - OFFICIAL VIDEO
"CHASING ICE" is NOMINATED for an Academy Award: Best Original Song "Before My Time" by J. Ralph featuring Scarlett Johansson and Joshua Bell. Hear the song:...

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What does 'Successful Aging' mean?

Charles Eugster, born in 1919 and now the world's oldest competitive oarsman and body-builder, knows a lot about successful aging ...

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Are 'The Jetsons' our future?

Xu Xi, a Hong Kong based English language novelist, talks about the younger generation, the big jump in technology and ...

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Do we need a global social contract?

Renowned speaker and writer Chandran Nair talks about the social contract, the promise to the other person and essential value ...

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Hybrid grasses

An interesting new study on the use of hybrid grasses to increase flood resilience: http://www.nature.com/srep/2013 ...

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Living to 100

It's estimated that we could have half a million people aged 100 and over in the UK by the ...

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Toilet troubles

The World Bank reports that one out of three people globally do not have access to a toilet at an ...

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Partnership not Problem

Are we in danger of viewing the issue of longer lives as a problem and perhaps viewing the older generation ...

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Health costs over longer life spans

For some, living longer means needing to manage health problems for longer periods. While we know that maximizing the effectiveness ...

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Best Low Costs Places to Retire

With pensions underfunded and people living longer, many are worried about outliving their pensions and savings. The article below shows ...

STORY URL: Best Places to Retire for Under $40,000
In these cities, you can live well for less than $40,000 per year.

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Combining our Skills and Knowledge

Can our understanding of behavioural economics stimulate a meaningful and innovative response to the demographic changes in society as outlined ...

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The value of older people

Older people have a lifetime of experience, and many are sources of incredible knowledge and wisdom. They're potentially one of ...

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Nachhaltige Energiezukunft

Building a sustainable energy future - a view on risk and sustainability issues of our future energy system (for those mastering ...

STORY URL: ETH-Klimablog | Keine Energiezukunft ist risikofrei – aber einige Optionen sind nachhaltiger

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