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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Hormel Cuts Coal Emissions in China Plant

Beijing's notorious air pollution problem stems not only from the city's 5 million cars, but also from extensive coal use. Sustainability was the…

Photos: Artfully Documenting Change in a Run-Down Seaport

Newhaven is a slightly run-down harbor town with a busy ferry port in East Sussex, England. In recent years, the area has received…

Pope Francis Kills ‘Energy Poverty’ Argument For Fossil Fuels

Pope Francis is enlisting 1.2 billion Catholics to advocate for clean energy and environmental stewardship, according to a leaked draft of a new…

Developing Nations’ Renewable Investments to Exceed Those of Developed World

The combined clean energy investment of developing countries, including China, Brazil, India and South Africa, totaled $131 billion in 2014, only 6 percent…

Asia’s Most Sustainable Cities Prove to Be the Future of Urbanization

This year’s Sustainable Cities Index reported the top 10 sustainable cities of 2015. Europe dominated the top 10 overall rankings, holding seven of…

Why Sustainability Requires More Than Technological Advances

To fully understand the role of technology in achieving sustainability, we must first acknowledge the role that technology had in providing us the…