New regional-scale, science-driven approaches to governance of coastal marine zones need to be implemented in order to address the declining health and productivity of tropical coastal waters and the more than 1.3 billion people – most in developing countries – that depend largely on them for food and livelihoods, according to a group of leading environmental and marine scientists.
Senior Program Officer Kristen Scheyder describes the Citi Foundation’s efforts to increase investment in CDFIs (community development financial institutions) through a joint project with Aeris, the information service for community investors.
SolarCoin is a novel strategy for accelerating investment in solar power, but it’s not inherently socially equitable. Fortunately, there are ways to increase access to SolarCoins for those without the wealth to invest in solar or trade currencies.
Can a corporation pray? Can it attend religious services? Is it free to don religious garb? In other words, can a corporation exercise religion? All of those are questions raised by the Hobby Lobby case.
On June 2 the Seattle City Council unanimously approved the adoption of a $15 per hour minimum wage, making Seattle the first major city in America to take this type of action to address income inequality.
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.
SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainable Seafood
Today, TriplePundit hosted a Google Chat with Verlasso Salmon about their push for responsible aquaculture worldwide. Watch the video interview here!
SPECIAL SERIES: Mobile Innovation
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.
SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainable Seafood
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?