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.


5 Best Latin American Cities for Startups

Part of the Rocket Internet Group, Brazil-based e-commerce company Dafiti touts five Latin American cities as emerging hubs for Internet startups. Skeptics question…

Citigroup Launches $100 Billion Sustainability Drive

Having achieved many of its in-house as well as external 2015 sustainability goals two to three years ahead of schedule, Citigroup renewed and…

$280 Million More for Rural Renewables

U.S. Agriculture Secretary announced $280 million in new Renewable Energy for America Program grants and loans. Two recipients -- Arkansas' Supersave Foods and…
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Timberland Agroforestry Project Breaks Cycle of Poverty in Haiti

Timberland and the Smallholder Farmer Alliance's community agroforestry project has put down deep, solid roots in Haiti. Over 2 million trees have been…

Top 3 Sustainable Supply Chain Trends for 2015

Sustainable approaches to business have been on the uptick in recent years. In the new year, companies will continue to move forward with…

South Africa Fights Blackouts with Concentrating Solar Power

Having tripled its national renewable energy targets, South Africa has awarded a contract to build a 100-MW concentrating solar power-molten salts energy storage…
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President Bans Oil and Gas Drilling in Bristol Bay Indefinitely

President Obama took executive action Dec. 16 to protect Bristol Bay's iconic, $2 billion wild-caught fishery and local communities from oil and gas…
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Report Reveals Startling Differences in GDP and Inclusive Wealth

Factoring human and natural capital into the GDP equation reveals dramatic differences in national economic performance and overall well-being.
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Renewable Energy: “Development as Freedom” in Haiti and Beyond

Rapid development of distributed renewable energy resources offers much more than a means of addressing climate change, particularly in impoverished nations. It can…

Cloud-Based Solar Robotics Platform Cleans PV Panels Without Water

Achieving unprecedented reductions in O&M costs and gains in efficiency, Eccopia's fully-automated solar robotics platform is energy-independent and water free.
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Solar LED Lamps Enhance Literacy, Livelihoods Around the World

Santa Barbara non-profit Unite to Light's solar LED lamps are improving literacy, education, the environment and local economies in developing countries around the…

New Handbook: 100 Percent Renewable Energy Both Practicable and Affordable

Achieving 100 percent renewable energy using today's technologies is not only possible, it's affordable. Using eight case studies of increasingly larger geopolitical scope…

World Leaders Respond to U.N. Call for Climate Change Action

At the United Nations Climate Summit 2014, held at U.N. headquarters in New York City on Sept. 23, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for…

‘Big Six’ Development Banks Reaffirm Climate Commitments

The world's six leading multilateral development banks have reaffirmed their commitments to take action on climate change in advance of the U.N. Climate…

Researchers Find Hidden Value in Carbon Offsets

Investing in voluntary carbon offset programs yields $664 in social and environmental benefits beyond the value of each metric ton of CO2 emissions…