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.

Pakistan Aims to Plant a Billion Trees in a Green ‘Tsunami’

A billion trees sounds like a lot, but the question is whether this is merely a political symbol or real action.

Putting a Value on Climate Adaptation

A Common Adaptation Unit can help the international community understand the output of adaptation funds pledged in Paris to deal with climate change.…

Portugal Sets Record for Running Four Consecutive Days on Renewables

From the morning of Saturday, May 7, until late afternoon on Wednesday, May 11, Portugal ran entirely on renewables such as hydro and…

Plant Turns ‘Killer Lake’ Gases into Power in Rwanda

A methane gas plant on the Rwandan side of Lake Kiva could mitigate health risks while providing renewable power to an energy-starved region.

My Inconvenient Truth: Reflections on Al Gore’s Impact 10 Years On

Ten years after the release of former Vice President Al Gore's landmark documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," 3p's Tom Schueneman takes a moment to…

Is Your Business Aligned with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals?

Businesses have a real opportunity to turn the complexity of the global goals as part of their overall corporate strategy. But what are…

The Circular Economy: What It Means for Healthcare

Ethicon and Intermountain Health are leading the way in producer responsibility and the promotion of circular health systems — an approach that is…

Low-Tech Design Can Fuel the Sustainable Development Goals

As the world continues to focus on ways to effectively eliminate global poverty and the framework that sustains it, one area to think…

Climate Action Lessons the Developing World Can Borrow from the U.S.

What key climate-action lessons can developing countries derive from the U.S.? Paritosh (Pari) Kasotia of the Solar Foundation breaks it down. Spoiler alert:…

Mars, Inc. U.K. Operations to Run on 100 Percent Renewables

Food giant Mars announced it has entered into a partnership with Eneco Wind U.K. to buy electricity from Scotland's Moy Wind Farm for…

Corruption is Destroying the Social Fabric of the Middle East and North Africa

According to a survey conducted by Transparency International, 1 in 3 citizens in the Middle East and North Africa reported paying at least…

How the Poor are Saving the Planet (and What You Can Do, Too)

Clean cookstoves in Laos, biogas digesters in Vietnam, community solar and other low-carbon, simple technologies in rural villages worldwide: Find out just how…

Are Megacities the New World Order?

This quest to redefine urbanization, and to build and redesign 'smart cities,' may already be over. It is clear megacities -- 40 or…

The Promise of Urban Innovation Centers Hinges on Housing

With a horizon of snow-capped peaks, old-growth forest and a city of glass, creative leaders see Vancouver as a living lab for developing…

Against the Grain: Expanding Rural Health Care in a Climate of Closure

Approximately 17 percent of Americans live in a non-metropolitan, or rural, areas. Compared to their urban counterparts, residents of rural areas are older…