sustainable development

An approach to developing anything that recognizes the need to meet the challenges of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Big Agriculture Looks to Africa

As the world begins to awaken to the looming food crisis, investors are turning to a place not typically associated with its agricultural…

1 Million Hectare Reforestation Project Planned for Panama

A groundbreaking alliance of Panamanian organizations launched a reforestation/sustainable development plan that would see 1 million hectares of land planted in trees. Produced…

U.N. Global Compact Addresses Sustainable Development in Africa

The event was part of “Africa: Advancing Partnerships and Responsible Business Leadership,” a week-long conference co-sponsored by the U.N. Global Compact. Held in…

StEP Initiative is Turning e-Waste Into an e-Resource

Posing a threat to health and ecosystems, urban mining of e-waste and cradle-to-cradle product life cycles could turn threat into opportunity. In partnership…

A Triple Play on Climate Change: China, India, U.S. Take Action

The coincidence of the leaders of the world's #1, #2 and #4 carbon emitters taking strong action to reduce CO2 emissions is the…

Report Charts Renewable Energy’s Rapid Advance Into the Mainstream Mix

Global renewable energy capacity rose 8.3 percent in 2013, fueled by technological advances, cost reductions and supportive government policies, particularly among developing countries,…

ARPA Bridge Fund to Conserve 15 Percent of Brazil’s Amazon Rainforest

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…

‘World’s Largest Clean Tech Accelerator’ Gets a Boost from the U.N.

Looking to replicate the success it has had in the U.S., the partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Global…

Book Review: The Dance of the Sustainable Product and Brand

Is there a template for creating a sustainable brand, a fusion of product and branding? Henk Campher’s answer is yes: “It’s when these…

Bridging the Climate Adaptation Gap: From Recognition to Action

Recent data indicate that a gap exists between corporations understanding the big-picture risks of climate change and their actions to address those risks…

World Bank Highlights Biodiversity’s Central Role in Alleviating Poverty

The World Bank is stepping up efforts capable of coincidentally realizing the twin goals of alleviating poverty and conserving biodiversity. Having invested over…

What Does It Mean to Live From Scratch?

Giovanni Ciarlo and Kathleen Sartor are creating communities that are totally integrated with nature from scratch can last for generations.

Stanford Start.Home: Sustainable Design That Puts People First

Stanford University's Start.Home entry for the Solar Decathlon builds on a Core concept of sustainable design and modularity for cost-effective home design.

Will Our Cities Save Us? Municipalities at the Nexus of Change

Sustainability and resilient cities: We are now an urban species and cities offer the best opportunity to adapt to change and adopt sustainable…

Revaluing Africa By Accounting for Natural Capital

Looking past the GDP facade and toward sustainable growth in Africa.