New Kensington, Westmoreland County Launches Downtown Sustainability Stroll To Show Connection To History, U.S. Sustainable Development Goals

PA Environment Daily

The stroll was made possible, in part, thanks to a previously awarded grant from the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund for the campus’ reNew Kensington efforts.

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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New book chapter in ‘Achieving the SDGs through sustainable food systems’

Dario Piselli

It is now possible to buy the edited volume ‘Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Through Sustainable Food Systems‘, published by Springer Nature and edited by Riccardo Valentini, John Sievenpiper, Marta Antonelli and Katarzyna Dembska. SDSN Sustainable Development 2030 Agenda Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition No Hunger Rural Communities Springer Sustainable Development Solutions Network Sustainable Food Systems Young Farmers

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NYC Department of Buildings Issues New Guidance on Local Law 97 Adjustment Applications

SPR Law

Climate Change Emerging Issues New York City Environmental Law Sustainable DevelopmentOn Friday April 9, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) issued its first Local Law 97 Adjustments Application Filing Guide.

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Sustainable Development through Model Forests on the Island of Enchantment

Vermont Law

By focusing on sustainable development, model forests attempt to mediate the coexistence of humans and nature. At the end of 2010, the Puerto Rican government partnered with energy developer EcoEléctrica and started negotiations to build a 93-mile pipeline that would have directly cut through the interior of the Island. Private interests argued that sustainability should focus on the economic benefits the project would bring to the Island, while minimizing the.

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New York City Council Passes Major Amendment to Local Law 97 Affordable Housing Provisions

SPR Law

Alternative Energy Climate Change Emerging Issues New York City Environmental Law Renewable Energy & Energy Development Sustainable DevelopmentOn October 29, 2020, the New York City Council passed Int.

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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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A discussion on science-policy interfaces with Sir Robert Watson

Dario Piselli

Sir Robert Watson Sustainable Development Solutions NetworkI am honoured to announce that on May 29th, starting from 8am EDT, I will moderate a webinar with Professor Sir Robert (Bob) Watson CMG FRS on the role of science-policy interfaces in the areas of biodiversity and climate change. An atmospheric chemist by formation, Sir Bob Watson is rightly recognised as one of the Continue reading "A discussion on science-policy interfaces with Sir Robert Watson".

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New publication discusses interface of resource inequality and global economic governance

Dario Piselli

Sustainable Development Access and Allocation Defne Gonence Earth System Governance Project Global Economic System International Environmental Agreements Joyeeta Gupta Resource Inequality Trade and Investment Yixian SunA new, open access article I co-authored with Yixian Sun and Defne Gonenc is out in online first view for the journal International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics.

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The COVID-19 Pandemic Throws Oil and Coal Industries in a Tailspin

Edouard Stenger

We are nowhere near the end of this pandemic and it will be an ongoing situation until a vaccine is developed or effective cures and drugs are discovered. Will developed economies bring back some of their industries to fight the recession and increase resiliency?

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West-facing panels help solve solar energy’s main problem

Edouard Stenger

In Hawaii, the duck curve becomes the Nessie curve and in developing countries such as Nepal, it becomes the shark curve as the electricity demand ramp of the late afternoon is even steeper.

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How the Olympics ruin cities

Environmental News Bits

The Olympics are no longer compatible with modern, sustainable development. Read more → Sports Sustainable communitiesRead the full story at Fast Company. Even the IOC recognizes this.

How companies can save water

Edouard Stenger

Sustainable developmentIf energy efficiency has made it to the mainstream years ago, Greenbiz reported last year that some large companies are just getting more serious on conserving water, an increasingly critical commodity.

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Launch of the Washington Materials Marketplace

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from the US Business Council for Sustainable Development. The City of Tacoma, Seattle Good Business Network, and the US Business Council for Sustainable Development today announced the launch of a new program that allows for circular reuse of products and materials that might otherwise be destined for disposal in landfills.

How Finance can help stop climate change: Green bonds

Edouard Stenger

Green bonds can be issued by multilateral development banks (MDB) which issued the first ones. Risk varies with each bond but to the World Bank report on the subject, most multilateral development banks bonds are rated AAA (the safest) while bilateral bonds are rated AAA and AA.

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AMF study finds high retail investor interest, low participation in sustainable investing

Environmental News Bits

France’s financial market regulator, The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) announced the results of a pair of studies into retail investors’ perceptions and expectations of responsible or sustainable financial products. The studies found that while most people take into account sustainable development issues in their investments, many stay… Read more → Impact investing PublicationsRead the full story at ESG Today.

Nomura To Identify Sustainability Bonds Using Natural Language Processing (NLP) Technology

Environmental Leader

Nomura, a global financial services group, has begun research to determine sustainability bonds — based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — using natural language processing (NLP) technology in collaboration with Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.

Protecting biodiversity ‘crucial’ to fighting hunger: IFAD

Environmental News Bits

Increased investment in biodiversity is needed to eradicate hunger and achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, according to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Read the full story at Food Navigator. Read more → Agriculture Biodiversity Food and beverage manufacturing

Better Energy Becomes ‘Future-Fit Pioneer’, Releases ESG Report

Environmental Leader

Better Energy, a renewable energy company, has joined the rapidly growing number of enterprises becoming a Future-Fit Pioneer, and declaring their purpose and ambitions in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

How ag investment can bring water and climate goals within reach: ‘Our traditional ways of working have not kept pace with the changes the world is undergoing’

Environmental News Bits

For the Global South to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, help stabilise global warming and protect water resources, agricultural innovation is needed. Read the full story at Food Navigator. Investing US$15.2bn a year more will bring a number of ‘critical goals’ within reach, according to new research. Read more → Agriculture

UN SDG Effort Faces Huge Funding Gap, Could Offer Trillions in Business Opportunities

Environmental Leader

The United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDG) face a financing gap of up to $100 trillion and that engaging businesses an industries not committed to the goals could bring in $12 trillion in business opportunities related to the effort, according to a new report by Force for Good.

How academics are getting to grips with corporate greenwashing

Environmental News Bits

The Greenwatch Project, which launched last year, is developing artificial intelligence-based methods to detect greenwashing, in order to improve the measurement of progress towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read more → Corporate sustainability GreenwashingRead the full story in The Irish Times.

Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report

Environmental News Bits

This joint annual report from the custodian agencies of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 on energy, serves to guide international co-operation and policy-making to achieve universal, sustainable energy access by 2030. Download the document. The latest available data and selected energy scenarios reveal that at today’s rate of progress, the world is not on track… Read more → Energy Publications

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WOHA's final design for Singapore Pavilion nears completion

Inhabitant

Displaying lush greenery, digital solutions and art, the Pavilion exemplifies Singapore's vision of sustainable development to become a "City in Nature The net-zero energy Singapore Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai advocates green architecture and showcases the possibilities of integrating nature within urban environments.

Jacobs Announces PlanBeyond 2.0: Sustainable Business Aligned With UN SDGs

Environmental Leader

a refresh of its global sustainable business approach, aimed at integrating sustainability throughout its operations and client solutions in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As World’s Deltas Sink, Rising Seas Are Far from Only Culprit

Yale E360

Scientists say that more sustainable development policies can help blunt the impacts of rising seas. Although climate change is often blamed for coastal inundation in places like the Bay of Bengal, other factors such as dam building and urbanization play an important role.

The Game-Changing Impact of Tracking Supply Chain Emissions

Environmental News Bits

Speakers: Anna Stanley | Manager, Climate Action | World Business Council on Sustainable Development Jim Giles | Conference Chair, VERGE Net Zero | GreenBiz Group Paolo Natali | Principal | Rocky Mountain Institute This session was held at… Read more → Corporate sustainability Supply chain VideoLeaders from two transformative initiatives explain how new supply-chain tracking systems will impact strategies to reduce emissions.

WBA Assesses World’s 350 Most Influential Food/Agriculture Companies On Sustainability Commitments

Environmental Leader

Launched in 2018, the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) identified seven transformations needed to take place to put society and the worldwide economy on a more sustainable path aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Fresh Del Monte Announces 2030 Sustainability Goals Linked to SDGs, Extends Beyond Operations

Environmental Leader

In what may portend the next wave in sustainability leadership, Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., among other companies, is pursuing 2030 sustainability goals more closely aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and impact beyond its own operations.

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WBA Assesses World’s 350 Most Influential Food/Agriculture Companies On Sustainability Commitments

Environmental Leader

Launched in 2018, the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) identified seven transformations needed to take place to put society and the worldwide economy on a more sustainable path aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Better Energy Becomes ‘Future-Fit Pioneer’, Releases ESG Report

Environmental Leader

Better Energy, a renewable energy company, has joined the rapidly growing number of enterprises becoming a Future-Fit Pioneer, and declaring their purpose and ambitions in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Fresh Del Monte Announces 2030 Sustainability Goals Linked to SDGs, Extends Beyond Operations

Environmental Leader

In what may portend the next wave in sustainability leadership, Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., among other companies, is pursuing 2030 sustainability goals more closely aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and impact beyond its own operations.

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Jacobs Announces PlanBeyond 2.0: Sustainable Business Aligned With UN SDGs

Environmental Leader

a refresh of its global sustainable business approach, aimed at integrating sustainability throughout its operations and client solutions in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Fiscal Policy for an Uncertain World

IMFBlog

Emerging markets and low-income developing countries face a more challenging outlook as large portions of the population remain unvaccinated in many countries. This will make it more challenging to pursue the development agenda.

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Economic theory and climate policy

Environment, Law, and History

Drawing on a new dataset of policy reports, we show how economic ideas influenced climate policy advice by major international organizations, including the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and the World Bank, from 1990 to 2017.

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New Associate Editor: Zhiyong “Jason” Ren

Water Research & Technology

His group analyzes reaction mechanisms and develops novel environmental processes, with the goal of expanding environmental engineering from pollution control to sustainable development of resource recovery systems.

New Erasmus+ grant award for European and international environmental law studies

Dario Piselli

I am excited to announce that after three years as programme manager of a Jean Monnet Module in European Union Law and Sustainable Development (EULawSD), I am once again the co-recipient of an Erasmus+ grant for Jean Monnet Activities, which was awarded by the European Commission’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) as part Continue reading "New Erasmus+ grant award for European and international environmental law studies".

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HotSpots H2O: New Report Urges Policymakers to ‘Wake Up to the Looming Water Crisis’

Circle of Blue

In order to secure universal access to clean water by 2030—the target date for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals—the current rate of progress would need to quadruple, the report found.

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Guest Commentary: An Assessment of the Hague District Court’s Decision in Milieudefensie et al. v. Royal Dutch Shell plc

Law Columbia

The judgment by the District Court of Hague is unprecedented and showcases the development in legal thinking – regardless of the almost certain appeal by RDS. by Iva Lea Aurer*.

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Going for gold: Research Topics on the Olympic and Paralympic games

Frontier Sin

Enjoy research spanning from the latest insights on new addition sports climbing and athlete hydration strategies to para-athlete mental health and sustainability in sports mega-events. Sport Mega-Events and The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.