With grueling heat waves hitting both Europe and the Indian subcontinent, summer has well and truly arrived in the northern hemisphere. It’s that time of year when many of our readers set off to discover our planet’s diverse landscapes, whether that means basking at the beach, scaling mountain peaks, camping in nature reserves, or simply strolling around the world’s finest concrete jungles. Here’s a selection of summer reads from Landscape News to get that travel inspiration flowing.
A look back at the Kyoto Protocol and its legacy in the city where it was signed.
Once West Germany’s capital, here’s how Bonn transformed itself into a global sustainability hub.
The tech giant is partnering with Conservation International and local government partners in Cispatá Bay.
Bamboo has long been used as a construction material in Asia, but its modern-day potential has yet to be fully explored.
South African creative agency I See a Different You works with global companies to change the narrative on Africa.
Filmmaker Matthieu Rytz on how a Pacific island nation is fighting a losing battle against the rising seas.
Fijian activist Komal Kumar explains why young people are key to solving the climate crisis.
And a few perennial favorites:
Storytelling can have a massive impact on human behavior – and hence on human survival in the face of the climate crisis.
Author and activist Bill McKibben discusses his latest book Falter and why we should be wary of artificial intelligence.
Psychologist Tim Kasser on how materialistic values drive environmental destruction – and how intrinsic values can reduce it.