ChallengesInternationalUs

US needs White House Climate Change Council to protect lives and economy

The new national Climate Change Council would coordinate and prioritize domestic protection as well as foreign humanitarian and national security-related planning for climate change resilience across cabinet-level federal agencies. read more Powered by WPeMatico

READ MORE →
Smart City Expo Puebla
ChallengesCírculo Verde en EspañolGreen BuildingMexicoSmart CitiesSmart Cities TechnologySustainable Development

Smart City Expo Puebla

El evento está organizado por Fira Barcelona en colaboración con el Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT); la Secretaría de Energía (SENER); la Secretaría de Economía (SE); la Secretaría de Gobernación (SEGOB); la Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT); la Secretaría de Desarrollo Agrario, Territorial y Urbano (SEDATU); Estrategia …

READ MORE →
population
ChallengesPoverty

A Population Explosion Could Destabilize These Countries In The Next 30 Years

Forty nations—many of the world’s poorest—may double or even triple their numbers over the coming decades. The best answer? Contraception education. There’s a stark demographic divide in the world. On one side, countries in Europe, North America, Latin America and East Asia are seeing declining mortality and fertility rates, such …

READ MORE →
SDG2
ChallengesPovertySustainable Development

Sustainable Development Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security

By Anna Lartey The year 2015 presents a unique opportunity for the global development community to build on and strengthen the momentum initiated by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Building on progress made Scheduling the launch of the post-2015 development agenda for September 2015 provides us with the time necessary …

READ MORE →
food_waste
ChallengesFood InsufficiencySupply Chain

Who you callin’ ugly? Join the campaign to end food waste now!

© EndFoodWaste.org by Katherine Martinko A petition calls on Whole Foods and Wal-Mart to start selling ugly produce instead of throwing it away — an act that can benefit everyone. It’s time to stand up for the uglies! Supermarkets have long discriminated against any fruits and vegetables that do not meet …

READ MORE →
water_5
ChallengesClimate ChangeGreen EducationGreen Library

Cities and Climate Change: An Introduction

Decision-makers who guide urban development need the most reliable and current information possible upon which to act. Unfortunately a good deal of information – some contradictory, not all trustworthy – is in circulation regarding climate change and its potential effects upon cities. It is not always clear what represents the …

READ MORE →
polytunnel-in-akaska
ChallengesEnergyFood InsufficiencySmart CitiesSolutions

Five Reasons Alaskans Are Winning the Sustainable Food and Energy Race

A high polytunnel for growing food (extendng the growing season) in Alaska’s Matanuska-Susitna Valley. USDA/Creative Commons by Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture The Lower 48 U.S. states have come far in the battle for local food, but Alaska also has much to share when it comes to creating sustainable economies. Despite dramatic seasonal …

READ MORE →
climate_adpatation_0
Climate ChangePlanet

Ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation

Hannah Reid (hannah.reid@iied.org) Ecosystem maintenance and restoration can be a very important part of climate change adaptation, and communities can play a central role in the process, but the evidence base needs strengthening. Top-down, infrastructure-related adaptations to the impacts of climate change are well promoted in policy arenas, but ecosystem …

READ MORE →
drought_0
Climate Change

Insuring farmers – adapting to climate change

Climate change is increasing the risks for farmers, but a new form of insurance may provide support. As the risks of natural disasters due to climate change increase, insurance has been put forward as a potential way of supporting small-scale farmers in developing countries to help them to manage the …

READ MORE →
SoulFireFarm-sm
ChallengesCSR Green BusinessFood InsufficiencyGreenCSR

A Small, New York Farm That’s Single-handedly Dismantling Oppressive Food Systems

Soul Fire Farm workers. Photo by Capers Rumph Posted by: Shareable On a small farm in Grafton New York, a group of people are dismantling oppressive food systems in low-income communities and getting farm-fresh produce to people with limited access to healthy food. Soul Fire Farm, which was started in 2012, is a …

READ MORE →