Chatham House and its new Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy
A new center has been launched as part of the wider Chatham House organisation, the Hoffman Centre (hoffmanncentre.eco). The Centre will aim to bring clarity to complex issues through trusted evidence and insightful analysis.
In addition to a fully interactive walk-through of present land use related challenges the launch includes a number blog-posts discussing some of the most crucial issues for a sustainable resource economy:
- Disrupting dinner? Food for the future
- Are we on the cusp of a demand revolution?
- When demand peaks: why China is unlikely to need more resources
- ‘Wicked’ decision-making in sustainable land use
- Lower carbon, less materials: a ‘systems’ approach
- Reusing and recycling car materials
More articles will be published in coming weeks as the centre wants to propel this debate for a sustainable future. The Centre works to build a sustainable resource economy, in which the world’s citizens and environment thrive together now and in the future. Its mission is to accelerate the uptake of smart policies, technologies and business models that will reshape the world’s demand for resources and transform the global economy.
While some of the food system challenges facing humanity are local, in an interconnected world, adopting a global perspective is essential. Many environmental issues, such as climate change, need supranational commitments and action to be addressed effectively. Due to ever increasing global trade flows, prices of commodities are connected through space; a drought in Romania may thus increase the price of wheat in Zimbabwe.