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This Global Dialogue will explore how technologies can contribute to urban resilience against various environmental impacts. A focus will be given to climate change and other environmental impacts such as natural and man-made disasters. The Dialogue will cover aspects of technology for resilient cities including: Global and regional climate change adaptation and mitigation mechanisms; National and city waste management strategies; Financing technologies; Education, awareness, and capacity building; Social aspects of urban resilience; Management of hazardous waste; and Private sector involvement. [...]
Sat, Oct 21, 2017
Source: International Institut for Sustainable Development
Here we go again. “Plant more trees to combat climate change: scientists” is a Reuters headline from earlier this week. The article is based on a press release put out by The Nature Conservancy about a paper published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The paper's argument relies on the scientific […] [...]
Fri, Oct 20, 2017
Source: REDD Monitor
Bac Kan, Viet Nam, 20th October 2017—National Women's Day is an important date on the Vietnamese calendar when the contributions of women to their families and the local community are celebrated. [...]
Fri, Oct 20, 2017
The 2017 SDTF will build on the 2016 SDTF outcomes and insights and help create a bridge between the 2017 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) and the 2018 HLPF. The event will also consider the sub-set of Goals that will be reviewed at HLPF 2018: SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), SDG 12 (Responsible Production and Consumption), and SDG 15 (Life on Land). The 2017 SDTF will include sessions focused on: Towards Sustainable Societies; Mainstreaming and Monitoring the SDGs; SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities; SDGs and [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
Source: International Institut for Sustainable Development