Editor of the 2019 Youth Solutions Report

Dario Piselli

For the third (and unfortunately last) time, I had the privilege of serving as the editor of the 2019 Youth Solutions Report, the flagship publication of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network‘s global youth initiative (SDSN Youth). The Report, which identifies 50 innovations that are accelerating global progress on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Continue reading "Editor of the 2019 Youth Solutions Report".

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REMINDER: CAFA - Farm Tax & Legal Update - Thursday, October 17, 2019 - Waterloo, ON

Law of the Lands

The Canadian Association of Farm Advisors will hold its Annual Farm Tax & Legal Update for 2019 at St. George's Banquet Hall in Waterloo, Ontario on Thursday, October 17, 2019. For the agenda and registration information, visit: 2019 Farm Tax & Legal Update.

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2019 Legislation: The Budget

Smith Enviorment

December 4, 2019. The 2019 legislative session was distinguished by its slow pace and lack of movement on significant legislation until very late in the session. Total 2018: $154,234,668 2018 $95,647,490 2018: $249,882,158 2019: $114,576,705 2019: $114,576,705 2019: $193,918,082 (-$39,657,963) (-$16,306,113) (-$55,964,076). House Bill 200 (2019 Storm Recovery) includes $17.6

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Action: 2019 Budget

Smith Enviorment

July 9, 2019. The 2019 legislative session got off to a very slow start. of the 2019 budget bill reallocates those funds for a number of projects unrelated to PFAS. In February 2019, Chemours entered into a settlement agreement with DEQ that requires the company to provide a replacement water supply to any person whose well has PFAS contamination above the health advisory level.

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2018 Annual NEPA Report Available

NAEP Leadership Blog

The National Association of Environmental Professionals' (NAEP's) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Practice is pleased to present our eleventh NEPA Annual Report. This report contains summaries of NEPA developments during 2018 as well as the NEPA Practice’s efforts for the past year. This annual report is prepared and published through the initiative and volunteer efforts of members of the NAEP’s NEPA Practice. Learn More

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2019 Legislation: Environmental and Energy Laws

Smith Enviorment

December 27, 2019. The 2019 amendment extends special treatment with respect to capacity need to certain small hydroelectric projects (those with total capacity less than or equal to 5 MW). A short list of environmental and energy law changes compared to recent years: Fisheries. As interest in shellfish aquaculture has increased, so have concerns about the impact of the rapidly evolving aquaculture industry on water recreation and navigation.

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Congress Charges Ahead on Energy Storage: (BEST) Act

Planet Save

Activism Business Policies & Politics Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy ARPA-E Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act Congress DOE energy storage Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Deployment Act of 2019 Investment tax credit

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Canadian Association of Farm Advisors (CAFA) - 2019 Cultivating Business guide released

Law of the Lands

The Canadian Association of Farm Advisors (CAFA) has released its 2018-2019 Cultivating Business guide. In addition to articles on topics of interest to farmers and farm advisors, the guide contains listings of CAFA-certified farm advisors from across Canada.

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Brazilian court orders Vale to pay for worst industrial accident in Brazil’s history

Corp Watch

A Brazilian judge has ordered Vale to compensate families of some 300 people killed at the company’s Córrego do Feijão iron ore mine when a dam built to hold waste collapsed on January 25, 2019, near the town of Brumadinho in the state of Minas Gerais

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Degradable vs Biodegradable vs Compostable

Onya

Why choose Certified Compostable over Degradable or Biodegradable? Quite simply, certified compostable is the only option of these three that breaks down into natural components and does not leave harmful microplastics in the environment and food chain.

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Fun And Educational Eco Family Challenges

Onya

If you want to encourage the younger members of your family to a more sustainable and eco friendly lifestyle, you can do so with some fun and educational eco challenges.

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Better policy monitoring required to underpin decarbonisation

Environmental Europe

The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 25) is currently underway. The success of the Paris Agreement depends on the effective monitoring of climate policy measures. Political scientists at TU Darmstadt explain in a new study what it takes to achieve this.

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Climate Strike Perth, Western Australia

Onya

Why strike for climate? At Onya, we believe that all of us benefit from living in a healthy, stable climate.

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Considering Climate Risks and the Indus Waters Treaty in the 2019 India-Pakistan Showdown (Part 1)

Vermont Law

In the early hours of February 26, 2019, Indian air forces crossed the Line of Control into Pakistan and conducted a series of coordinated air strikes against a “Jaish-e-Muhammad training camp” in the area, saying “a very large number of JeM terrorists, trainers, senior commanders and groups of jihadis who were being trained for [suicide] action were eliminated.” Considering Climate Risks and the Indus Waters Treaty in the 2019 India-Pakistan Showdown (Part 1). By Nadia B. Ahmad.

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Eco Friendly Products

Environment Blog

We all now know that we need to change our ways in order to protect our planet and ensure that our children and grandchildren can enjoy a good quality of life. The best way to do this is use less, throw less away and try to minimise our energy use.

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Why Atomic Humanism Will Triumph Over Climate Apocalypse

Environmental Progress

Last Sunday, hundreds of pro-nuclear people in 33 cities around the world stood up for nuclear energy as a crucial technology to achieve the goals of universal prosperity and environmental protection.

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Pollution killed 9 million people worldwide in 2019 alone

New Scientist

Pollution accounted for one in six deaths three years ago, a figure that is unchanged since the last analysis in 2015

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Onya On Tour With Plastic Free July

Onya

In 2019 it is estimated that more than 230 million people around the world participated in Plastic Free July and reduced the amount of single use plastic they use and we are proud to be part of the movement. Taking the issue of plastic pollution worldwide.

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How to Spread the Word About Climate Change

Environment Blog

Climate change has never been more relevant – global warming is impacting everything we do, from the food we eat and the transport we use to the homes we live in, our family and friends, and the air we breathe.

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How A Small School In Rural Zambia Will Finally Get Electricity

Planet Save

The post How A Small School In Rural Zambia Will Finally Get Electricity appeared first on PlanetSave. I went back to see for myself. Had the solar lights I brought with me in 2014 made a difference? Well, not many of the lights were still operational, but. Read full article].

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RWE’s Garzweiler Open Pit Coal Mine Stormed by Climate Activists in Germany

Corp Watch

Hundreds of climate activists broke through a police line at RWE’s Garzweiler lignite coal mine in North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany, demanding government take action against climate change.

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How to Keep your Home and Garden Energy Efficient

Environment Blog

Global warming is already having a noticeable impact on our planet – sea levels are rising, polar glaciers are melting, and there have been increases in average temperatures all across the globe.

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7 Water And Energy Conservation Strategies For Large Families

Planet Save

The post 7 Water And Energy Conservation Strategies For Large Families appeared first on PlanetSave. 7 Ways To Conserve Water And Energy When You Have A Large Family. The post 7 Water And Energy Conservation Strategies For Large Families appeared first on PlanetSave.

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Eco-Friendly Gardening

Environment Blog

There has been an emphasis over the past few years for us to move towards a more environmentally respectful manner in all aspects of our lives. One place which many people don’t think about is the one place in our homes which is physically green; the garden.

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Supersize Your Recycling Effort

Environment Blog

If you are having a summer event – a sports day, prom party, BBQ, fair or similar you will need to make sure that provide proper waste disposal and hopefully recycling too. If you don’t provide enough recycling and rubbish bins then litter will be everywhere after your event.

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How 200 Solar Lights Found Their Way To A Small School In Rural Zambia

Planet Save

The post How 200 Solar Lights Found Their Way To A Small School In Rural Zambia appeared first on PlanetSave. In 2014 I traveled to Africa to visit the rural primary school I had attended 33 years earlier.

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Ørsted Consolidates Customer Solutions & Bioenergy Divisions

Planet Save

The post Ørsted Consolidates Customer Solutions & Bioenergy Divisions appeared first on PlanetSave. Danish power company and offshore wind giant Ørsted announced Tuesday that it would consolidate two of its business units, Customer Solutions and Bioenergy, in the wake of various decisions which.

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Too-Clean Homes Are Harmful To Health

Environment Blog

Cleaning your home may be as bad as smoking 20 cigarettes a day, a new study published in American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine claims. Asthma was found to be more common (12.3%) among women who cleaned their homes than those who didn’t.

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India’s NTPC Limited Offers Solar Power Project Management Services To ISA Members

Planet Save

The post India’s NTPC Limited Offers Solar Power Project Management Services To ISA Members appeared first on PlanetSave. The International Solar Alliance has asked companies in member countries to submit proposals to offer solar power project management solutions.

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Low Carbon’s solution to saving the honeybee

Environment Blog

The plight of the honeybee is unsurprisingly a fast-growing concern for scientists, posing threats to our ecosystem, food security and life on this earth as we know it. So what is the future of the honeybee?

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5 Tips to Make Your First Bike Commute to the Office a Successful One

Planet Save

The post 5 Tips to Make Your First Bike Commute to the Office a Successful One appeared first on PlanetSave. Have you finally joined the movement to get out of your car, and made the choice to bike to the office each morning?

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Collaboration with University of Eastern Finland and UN Environment Course on MEAs

Dario Piselli

I am happy to announce that, as part of my role with the Jean Monnet Module on European Union Law and Sustainable Development, I will be one of the co-organizers of the prestigious University of Eastern Finland / United Nations Environment Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements.

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First Round of 15 Winners of Reinventing Cities Competition Announced, Creating New Beacons of Sustainable Design & Construction

Planet Save

The post First Round of 15 Winners of Reinventing Cities Competition Announced, Creating New Beacons of Sustainable Design & Construction appeared first on PlanetSave.

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What is a quantum computer?

New Scientist

Quantum computers are machines that use the properties of quantum physics to store data and perform computations

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Innovative Ways Environmental Engineers Are Fighting Air Pollution

AAEE

Global economy spends more than a whopping $5 trillion on annual basis in indoor and outdoor combat against air pollution. With every human made war, there is a human thought solution.

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5 Major UK Businesses Powered by Renewable Energy

Planet Save

The post 5 Major UK Businesses Powered by Renewable Energy appeared first on PlanetSave. Businesses, which consume a whopping 56% of the UK’s energy, are leading the way by going green using onshore and offshore wind, solar, hydro and bio energy to meet their electricity needs.

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Buy An Electric Car And Save The Planet! Not So Fast, Consider The Alternatives First

Planet Save

The post Buy An Electric Car And Save The Planet! Not So Fast, Consider The Alternatives First appeared first on PlanetSave. First of all, don’t get me wrong, I love electric cars. In a world where cars is something we want, need, and enjoy, the electric kind seems the lesser kind.

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Big Climate Win Down Under: Australian Court Blocks Coal Mine Citing Negative Impacts of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Law Columbia

On February 8, 2019, the Land & Environment Court of New South Wales upheld the government’s denial of an application by Gloucester Resources Limited to construct an open cut coal mine in New South Wales (NSW). Photo of scenic Gloucester Valley by Groundswell Gloucester. By Dena Adler.

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A Scientific Perspective on EPA’s Proposal to Weaken Performance Standards for New Coal-fired Power Plants

Columbia Climate Law

The Petra Nova carbon capture facility in Texas. This week, the Sabin Center and a group of scientists with expertise on carbon capture and sequestration (“CCS”) technologies submitted comments on EPA’s proposal to weaken the CO 2 performance standards for new coal-fired power plants.

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India Cuts Project Implementation Timelines For Solar Power Projects

Planet Save

The post India Cuts Project Implementation Timelines For Solar Power Projects appeared first on PlanetSave. Concerned over the lackluster pace of capacity addition in the solar power sector, the Indian government has made amendments to the auction and project implementation timelines.

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Ørsted Cancels Divestment Of Power Distribution & Residential Customer Businesses

Planet Save

The post Ørsted Cancels Divestment Of Power Distribution & Residential Customer Businesses appeared first on PlanetSave.

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Landsvirkjun Powers New Etix Everywhere Data Center In Iceland With Renewables

Planet Save

The post Landsvirkjun Powers New Etix Everywhere Data Center In Iceland With Renewables appeared first on PlanetSave. Iceland is home to some of the most spectacular fjords and natural energy resources in the world. The country has been a leader in renewable energy for decades.

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Antibiotic resistance killed more people than malaria or AIDS in 2019

New Scientist

million deaths were directly caused by drug-resistant bacterial infections in 2019, a global study estimatesAbout 1.3

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