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How Food Waste Costs Our Cities Millions

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 19, 2015)

It would take farm land the size of Mexico just to grow the amount of food that humans produce, but do not eat, every year. More food goes uneaten at the consumption phase of the supply chain—in places like homes, restaurants and cafeterias—than at any other stage. Almost all urban areas experience high levels of food waste—food ...

Sweden: Decoupling GDP growth from CO2 emissions is possible

by The World Bank  (May 22, 2015)

Sweden is proud to join forces with Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All), convening in New York this week. Energy is one of the most decisive issues of our age. ...

Overview of climate change adaptation platforms in Europe

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (May 12, 2015)

The landscape for web-based adaptation platforms in Europe As adaptation policy progresses in Europe, it is increasingly important that people have access to relevant and high-quality information. This information can be used to support the development and implementation of national and transnational adaptation strategies and plans as well as the ...

Clean-Energy Innovation Essential to meeting Climate Goals – IEA Report

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 4, 2015)

A concerted push for clean-energy innovation is the only way the world can meet its climate goals, the International Energy Agency says as it released its flagship energy technology report. The report, Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 (ETP 2015), shows that despite a few recent success stories, clean-energy progress is falling well short ...

US plant shutdowns, grid focus drive storage growth: Greensmith CEO

by Wind Energy Update - part of the FC Business Intelligence Ltd group  (May 4, 2015)

Power plant closures and hiking transmission costs are driving up US utilities’ investment in renewable energy storage, John Jung, CEO of Greensmith, an energy storage services firm, told Wind Energy Update. Some 60 GW of US coal-fired capacity is set to close between 2012 and 2020, according to the EIA. Nuclear plant lifespans will end and ...

Aligning the Financial Systems in the Asia Pacific Region to Sustainable Development

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (May 12, 2015)

Summary Adequate, appropriate finance is crucial for sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific UN (ESCAP) estimates that the region needs to invest around US$2.5 trillion a year between 2013 and 2030 to achieve key sustainable development goals: ¥ ...

Public literacy on sustainable development

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 16, 2015)

Public literacy on sustainability, knowledge about sustainability and competence to act sustainably, is assessed with a 20–question questionnaire as a function of participants' gender, age, education and annual income by surveying 353 randomly selected typical, non–expert citizens. Exploratory factor analysis reduced the number of independent ...

Managing sustainability talent: Lofty goal or new business imperative?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Apr. 21, 2015)

Fuelled by globalization, technological change, population growth and shifting demographics, sustainability mega-forces will affect the ability of business to succeed and thrive over the next 30 years. With the global population expected to balloon from 7 billion to 9 billion people by 2050, companies will need to reinvent themselves to secure ...

Open Innovation for Sustainable Tourism

by econcept, Agency for Sustainable Design  (Mar. 12, 2015)

Open innovation challenge for flightless travel needs great ideas and solutions, such as preferring local tourism offers, making travel with more sustainable means of transportation more attractive etc. Fluglos Glücklich is in search of ways to make flightless travel more appealing. We need new ideas for flightless tourism offers, ...

A Path To Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions

by BioCycle Magazine  (Mar. 1, 2015)

Today, for the most part, our communities’ infrastructure systems are developed and managed separately, by separate utilities and agencies. Sustainable infrastructure, on the other hand, blurs boundaries between our energy, transportation, water and waste systems to implement complementary strategies that benefit more than one system. Among ...

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