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Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

AGS White Paper: There Is No Downside to Sustainability

The American Geographical Society (AGS) released a White Paper, “A Geographical Framework for Sustainable Development,” which offers leaders in the public sector and private enterprise a geographically inspired long-term plan for confronting sustainability challenges facing the planet. With critical ecosystems increasingly under threat, conserving and restoring these ecosystems is key to promoting a sustainable future

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Cities Hold the Key to a Livable Future

Washington, D.C.—Today, nearly 3.9 billion people–half of the world’s population–live in urban areas. By 2050 that number is expected to nearly double. According to Can a City Be Sustainable? (State of the World), the latest edition of the annual series from the Worldwatch Institute, there is no question cities will continue to grow; the only

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Economic Concerns Drive Sustainability in American Cities and Towns

BINGHAMTON, NY – While environmental issues are often cited as a major factor in cities and towns in pursuing sustainability, a new study shows that economic concerns can be just as important to local governments in adopting concrete sustainability plans. Researchers from Binghamton University, Cornell University, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), and two divisions

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Announcing Global Sustainability, a new Open Access launch from Cambridge

Cambridge University Press is pleased to announce a major new open-access journal, Global Sustainability, to publish significant research advances and policy-relevant reviews and commentaries addressing Earth-system resilience, sustainability and solutions in the context of rapid global change. Cambridge University Press have appointed Professor Johan Rockström as Editor-in-Chief. Professor Rockström, Professor of global sustainability at Stockholm

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum Launches

New Haven, Conn.—Debuting September 21-23, 2016, the Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum is a three-day program exploring sustainability as an overarching framework for life in the 21st century. The program focuses specifically on the megatrends distinguishing sustainability from its 20th century precursors. Enrollment is limited. Applications are being accepted and processed on a rolling basis. The

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

WITFOR 2016 Confirms Keynote Speakers

March 15, 2016—WITFOR 2016, the World Information Technology Forum focused on progressing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has announced four keynote speakers to headline the event being held in Costa Rica this September. Organised by the global ICT professional association, IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing), WITFOR 2016 brings together senior policy-makers, ICT

Friday, October 31st, 2014

EPA Releases Climate Plans on Fifth Anniversary of President Obama’s Sustainability Initiative

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2014—As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, EPA today released plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change impacts such as flooding, sea level rise, severe weather and temperature extremes. These Sustainability Plans and Climate Change Adaptation Plans coincide with the fifth anniversary of President Obama’s 2009 Executive Order on

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Future Earth to Get Globally Distributed Secretariat

Future Earth will have a new secretariat with a unique and innovative structure that spans three continents, as announced by the International Council for Science on behalf of the members of the Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability (the Alliance).

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Unity College President Shares Vision for a Sustainable Planet in Yale Environment 360 Interview

The environmental college President whose vision helped ignite a growing national divestment movement sees education reform coupled with sustainability science as central to salvaging a livable planet.

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Signals 2014: Our Well-being Depends on a Resource-efficient, Circular Economy

The latest edition of Signals published today looks at the environmental effects of our current consumption and production system. It shows how we often extract limited resources faster than the planet can produce them, turn them into products using environmentally harmful processes and then discard these products after a limited period of use.

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