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.

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Productive Energy Use: A Catalyzer for Rural Energy and Water Access

Pico-solar lighting and solar home systems have proved themselves as revolutionary entry-level energy access technologies for low-income rural communities. These technologies have kick-started…
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Early Lights on the Road to COP21 Turning Green

Just about everyone who is paying attention to climate change is looking forward with anticipation to the COP21 meeting in Paris. Indeed, many…

Choose Between Prosperity and Sustainability: Both?

By greening economic growth, we can create prosperity and wealth -- while also safeguarding our environment and our climate, argues Li Yong, director…
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Sustainable Aid: The Long-Term Solution to Poverty

Poverty has decreased very slightly over the past 30 years. In order for this issue to be solved, a new method of action…

Why Partnerships are Key to Water Security

This year’s annual World Water Week in Stockholm is happening at a unique moment. In just a few weeks’ time, member states of…
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Engaging Faith-Based Communities Is Key in Building International Trust

The GHR Foundation uses entrepreneurial principles to engage local faith-based communities to improve health and set the foundation for peace-building.

The Shifting Sands That Welcome the Sustainable Development Goals

The Pope’s recent invitation to social activist Naomi Klein to join his forthcoming high level environment conference is an indicator of the shifting…
It became clear at the recent U.N. Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, that both public- and private-sector involvement will be needed to finance the forthcoming U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.

What Will It Take to Finance the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals?

It became clear at the recent U.N. Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, that both public- and private-sector involvement will be…
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UAE to Scrap Automobile Fuel Subsidies

For years the United Arab Emirates has had the lowest automobile fuel prices in the world. Thanks to the government’s long-standing policy of…

Japan Transforms Abandoned Golf Courses Into Solar Power Plants

Japan is using run-down golf courses to inch toward the goal of doubling its use of renewables by 2030 in the aftermath of…

Irvine, California: Planning (Indoor) Agriculture for the 21st Century

Freelance blogger Jim Pantaleo has fond memories of youth in agricultural Irvine, California, a place which would soon morph into a bedroom community…

From Addis Ababa: Sustainable Development Goals Within Reach

Taking place now in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the third International Conference on Financing Development has received relatively little attention -- despite its importance…
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California Achieves Economic Growth Without Growing Emissions

California is proving to the rest of America that economic success does not require increased pollution. The state recently reached an economic development…
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The Sustainable Economy and Decent Work for All

We face two defining challenges in the 21st century: ensuring environmental sustainability and turning the vision of decent work for all into a…
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The United Nations Invites You to ‘Lever Up’ Your Social Impact

The United Nations recently gave a preview of its global goals for 2030, slated to be formally unveiled at their Social Good Summit…