sustainable development News

  • Sustainability

    New research from KPMG International has identified 10 "megaforces" that will significantly affect corporate growth globally over the next two decades.  The KPMG study, Expect the Unexpected: Building Business Value in a Changing World, explores issues such as ...


    By KPMG International

  • NHS Sustainable Development and CHP

    Clarke Energy will be exhibiting at the 4th Annual NHS Sustainable Development Conference and Exhibition 2013 organised by govtoday. ‘January 2013 will see the launch of the consultation for the next NHS Sustainable Development Strategy 2014/15 – 2019/20. The ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Sustainable Development Commission Fails to Sustain Enthusiasm

    NEW YORK, New York, April 26, 2005 (ENS) - Four days after the Commission on Sustainable Development closed its 13th meeting at UN ...

  • Towards sustainable development of palm oil

    Oil palm growers, the food, cosmetics and oil industry, governments, scientists and environmental and social groups from all over the world participate this week in the 11th Annual Roundtable Meeting on Sustainable Palm Oil (RT11 RSPO). The main theme of this year’s meeting is “RSPO Standard 2013. Understand. Apply. Embrace”. Wetlands International has been involved in the ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Pakistan unveils sustainable development strategy

    Pakistan’s new national sustainable development strategy (NSDS) boasts a ‘green action agenda’ and proposes to set up a knowledge management system that is based on science, technology and innovation. The strategy document, presented ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Allianz sustainable development report 2010

    Allianz CEO Michael Diekmann launches the German insurer"s Sustainable Development Report 2010 and reflects on the challenges the insurance business and the world at large will have to face in the years ahead. In 120 years of managing risk for our clients all over the world, Allianz has faced countless ...

  • Water critical to Sustainable Development Goals

    Tomorrow, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Without water, however, these goals cannot be achieved. SIWI will be in New York to further amplify the importance of water to the global development agenda. The United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda will be held from 25 to 27 September 2015, in New York, convened as a ...

  • Homegrown solutions `crucial to sustainable development`

    Nurturing local innovations and technologies — and empowering the creativity of local people — could play a far greater role in helping the world achieve sustainable development, a forum has heard. There is a pressing need to shift from the dominant top-down approach to ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Greening Trade Imperative for Sustainable Development

    Greening global trade is a vital step to achieving sustainable development, and developing countries are well positioned to help catalyze this transition, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). "In today's increasingly interconnected world, where trillions of dollars worth of goods and services are traded annually, greening global trade still ...

  • Corporations’ Role in Global Sustainable Development

    As national governments flounder to resolve pressing global challenges, corporations are positioning themselves within the United Nations framework as efficient players and indispensable partners in international policy debates. But with their immense economic and political sway, can corporations be brought to the development table without the “corporate capture” of governance? In the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Coal Chemical & Sustainable Development Summit

    The Coal Chemical &, Sustainable Development Summit, which is co-organized by JF Pearson China, China Coal Processing &, Utilization Association,International Energy Conservation Environmental Protection Association,Indonesian Coal Mining Association and Indian Energy Forum, will be held in Beijing China on June 17th-18th, 2008. As the economy globalization speeds up, world oil price is ...


    By JF Pearson

  • Overcoming cultural barriers to sustainable development

    'Moving towards a sustainable society means overcoming perceived barriers such as high consumption. A new report argues that policy makers can and must play a central role in this cultural evolution. The study uses an evolutionary framework to analyse the barriers to societal sustainability. The framework views culture as composed of three elements: worldviews, institutions and technologies. ...

  • UN launches network for sustainable development

    A network of universities, research centres and technical institutions to provide practical sustainable development solutions has been launched by the UN. The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), launched last month (9 August), will work with governments, UN agencies, the private sector and civil society organisations to identify and demonstrate new approaches to sustainable ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • The 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development

    The United Nations general assembly for determining a new sustainability agenda, commenced in New York today. Member states will formally adopt the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and 169 accompanying targets resulting from the largest consultation process the UN has conducted in ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • Environmental cooperation, a platform for sustainable development

    Analyzing the relationship between environmental sustainability and commercial competitiveness and identifying opportunities for regional cooperation were the subjects of the North American Workshop on Environmental Sustainability and Competitiveness held this week in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) and its Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC). In ...

  • Sustainable innovation: the key to global development

    Next year's Rio+20 meeting must put science-based innovation at the heart of the development agenda. But the real battle will be political. In an ominous sign of things to come, last week's G20 meeting of the world's leading economies in Cannes, France was dominated by discussion of the financial turmoil in Europe — overshadowing a debate, for which many had hoped, on the future ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Developing solutions for sustainable water management

    This policy brief, published by the International Project Office of the Global Water System Project and produced to inform the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), outlines how scientists and policymakers can advance water security by focusing on interdisciplinary research, and ensuring that all stakeholders ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Water, climate change and sustainable development

    At the Climate Change Committee's Fourth Thematic session on Tuesday, MEPs and experts discussed the complex links between global warming and the world's water. Water scarcity, climate change and sustainable development, it was agreed, are issues which are closely linked and cannot be successfully tackled in isolation. 'Water is one of the sources of climate change, but it is also an indicator of ...


    By European Parliament

  • Sustainability reporting: Bridging the divide between business and sustainable development

    On 20 September, at the UN Global Compact's triennial Leaders’ Summit in New York, the UN unveiled a new business engagement architecture that presents a major opportunity to leverage sustainability reporting to drive the private sector’s contribution to drive the private sector’s contribution to sustainable development. The new implementation architecture, ...

  • The effects of sustainability reporting on sustainable development and its contribution to the post-2015 development agenda

    Following increasing interest from various stakeholders GRI is looking into the much-asked question of what the short, medium and long-term effects of sustainability reporting are on sustainable development. This important question set the tone for a recent workshop that GRI held in Johannesburg, following the launch of its Focal Point South Africa office. The workshop entitled, What ...

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