In 2050, the Earth’s population is expected to hit 10 billion and 75% of those people will live in cities.
Improving the ability of cities to adapt to climate change has become a pressing global priority
Although our planet is shaped by ongoing processes over millions of years, it is often the extreme events that leave the greatest mark.
Our lifestyle has become increasingly dependent on energy and resources.
All living creatures depend on water, from the drinking water needed by every person to the water taken in by the roots of plants and transpired through its leaves.
Over three decades ago the United Nations recognized that the practices of human beings to support our existence was damaging our environment and was unsustainable.
Animals, plants and microbes have been hot-wired to adapt and survive an ever-changing environment.
Plants are sources of food, fuel and medicine and are major determinants of human and animal health, and ecosystem sustainability.
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