Johan Landgrens new show EVolution Channel has quickly become one of my favourite sources for information and inspiration in sustainability matters. The show that primarily focuses on energy recently launched three episodes on global energy trends. Mikael Höök, from Uppsala University, is very knowledgable on the topic and will provide you statistics and trends on oil, gas, energy and trade. I especially enjoyed the episode on China since I’ve recently been there.
My second suggestion is to read, at least the summary, of the latest IPCC report. The intergovernmental planet on climate change is the world body for assessing the state of scientific knowledge related to climate change. This report is the first one taking a global look at the land-climate system and having more than half of their scientific authors from developing countries. The report discusses both how the use of land, such as agriculture and forestry are impacting the climate but also how the change in climate are impacting areas such as food security. The report clearly states that we have to change the way we use land, conserving more land for biodiversity, transit to sustainable farming and last but not least change our diet towards a more plant based one.
You can download the whole report here!