With a mission to conserve and make sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystems services the world over, the U.N. CBD’s Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystems Services (IPBES) has committed to incorporating indigenous and local knowledge within its science-driven institutional framework.
Yesterday, we went over a few success stories told in timely and valuable report from Siemens, PwC and Berwin Leighton Paisner. Here are three more inspiring snapshots that tell the story of cities moving towards a more sustainable future.
Highly skilled computer professionals are trading the Peace Corps for a laptop without sacrificing their ability to contribute to the world around them.
From 4.30 to 5.30 UK time / 11.30 to 12.30 ET on Tuesday 10 June, Business Fights Poverty (@FightPoverty) and Triple Pundit (@triplepundit) we will be hosting a conversation on Twitter as part of the 2014 Design Expo.
The coincidence of the leaders of the world’s #1, #2 and #4 carbon emitters taking strong action to reduce CO2 emissions is the biggest breakthrough yet in efforts to mitigate climate change. The announcements also boost prospects for a UN global climate treaty and sustainable development initiatives.
Today, TriplePundit hosted a Google Chat with Verlasso Salmon about their push for responsible aquaculture worldwide. Watch the video interview here!
It’s been said that there’s an app for everything these days, so why should the world’s most pressing challenges be any different? That’s the message behind the Vodafone Americas Foundation’s Wireless Innovation Project Competition (WIP). Since its inception in 2009, WIP has provided funding for a range of wireless technology innovations–awarding more than $2 million to universities, nonprofits and NGOs.
Triple Pundit paid a visit to Redkey, Indiana to check out Bell Aquaculture, a company aiming to redefine fish farming as an ecologically sound solution to humanity’s growing demand for seafood.
The $215 million bridge fund aims to usher in conservation financing-in-perpetuity for 215 million acres of Brazilian Amazon rain forest–an area twice the size of California. That will go a long way toward enabling Brazil to live up to its commitment to protect at least 10 percent of its Amazonian rain forest.
Organic food production is expensive. It’s time consuming, more labor intensive and just plain difficult. So wouldn’t it be easier and more effective to leave it out of the equation and just promote good nutrition? Some say yes. Others ask: What’s healthy eating if you can’t guarantee food security?
The Hypoxia Task Force will marshal the resources of federal, state and tribal agencies and land grant universities to curb nutrient runoff and water pollution. For the first time, a new network for sharing research and ideas on solving the problem of marine hypoxia across the 12 states across the Gulf of Mexico-Mississippi River Basin Watershed will be established.
Fast fashion has become the hundred-billion dollar industry it is today on a very simple premise: As consumers, on face value, we will always chose the similarly styled $10 T-shirt over the $25 T-shirt. It’s unfortunately not that cut and dry.
Looking to replicate the success it has had in the U.S., the partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) will enable Cleantech Open to scale-up its startup accelerator programs geometrically as it expands across six countries whose economies are in transition.
Next time you take a deep breath of fresh air, consider yourself lucky. Nearly half of Americans – more than 147 million people – live in counties where ozone or particle pollution levels make the air unhealthy to breathe, according to a recent report by the American Lung Association.