Ecological Economics

Water covers over two-thirds of our planet, yet, less than 3% is freshwater suitable for consumption [1]. Certain countries are water-rich, while many others are facing water scarcity. The inadequate access to water gives rise to disease, with shigellosis being the most prominent bacterial infection resulting from poor water quality...

The Amazon and Australia are burning. England and Venice are flooded. Indonesia is having to relocate its capital to Borneo as Jakarta is sinking (1).  Seven million people were displaced as a result of climate change and climate disasters, not over the last 3 or 5 years, but in the...

 “The number of overweight people in the world, suffering their own health problems, is roughly equal to the number of hungry people” [1]. A shocking United Nations statistic revealed that there is enough food on the planet to feed every single one of us a diet of around 2,800 calories...

The average life span of a tree in the amazon is approximately just over 300 years old, and have lasted generations, though due to deforestation these trees are being cut down [1]. Deforestation is one of the most critical contributors to climate change and is estimated to contribute 25% of...

Essential things for modern life, such as smartphones, laptops and televisions may influence on our health. How many years have you used your smartphones? The answer depends on you, but I’m sure many people did “model change” several times this decade. As rapid technological developments, many people live with smartphones and computers....

Just when we think we have the smartest smart phone and broadest broadband, someone designs a new even ‘better’ model. Technological progress is bringing smarter and faster solutions to everyday problems people experience. However, it does not necessarily mean that these solutions are beneficial, especially in terms of human cultural...

Despite only covering 7% of the Earth’s surface [1], tropical forests store an astonishing 25% of global carbon [2]. Furthermore, they contain around 65% of global biodiversity [3] and provide a crucial source of essential medicines [4]. Given the global significance of tropical forests, in particular their vital role in...

We walk past them every day. We ignore their cries for help. Morally, it is time we face the facts: UK homelessness is on the rise. Becoming homeless is complex, triggered by personal characteristics and structural causes, like the housing market [1]. Drug addiction, family problems and other individual factors...

Upwards of 1 million Muslims have been detained in western China [1]. An alarming 10% of the population within the Xinjiang region (XUAR) are currently detained in so called ‘re-education facilities’ [2]. Chinese officials claim justification in quashing religious extremism among Muslim populations, aiding national unity and economic development. However,...