When It Comes To Sustainable Development, The U.S. Is Failing (By A Lot)

Read the full story in Fast Company. When United Nations member states agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) two years ago, they were setting down a consensus view on the future of nations. The SDGs represent humanity’s best aspirations for national improvement, from curbing hunger and disease to reducing inequality and responding to climate change. And, in their …

University of Michigan Center for Sustainable Systems fact sheets

Since 2001 the University of Michigan’s Center for Sustainable Systems has developed a growing set of fact sheets that cover topics including energy, water, food, waste, buildings, materials, and transportation systems. Each fact sheet presents important patterns of use, life cycle impacts and sustainable solutions. They are designed to inform policymakers, business professionals, students and …

Access and Opportunity for All: How Libraries Contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda

Download the document. The inclusion of libraries and access to information in national and regional development plans will contribute to meeting the global United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In support of this goal, IFLA has today published a booklet of examples and recommendations for policymakers demonstrating the contribution of libraries to the UN …

What would the Pokémon GO of sustainability look like?

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Love it or hate it, Pokémon Go shows how digital technology can be an agent of behavior change — getting people to do things they otherwise might not do. As the endless stories of Pokemon Go mayhem filled up my social media feeds, I got to thinking: What would the …

New MOOC from UNEP: Wicked Problems, Dynamic Solutions The Ecosystem Approach and Systems Thinking

The United Nations Environmental Programme has developed a new MOOC entitled "Wicked Problems, Dynamic Solutions The Ecosystem Approach and Systems Thinking." It begins on September 12, 2016 and runs for six weeks (seven for the advanced certificate). The cost is free. Here's more from the course web site: About this course We live in a …

Scaling up social enterprise innovations: Approaches and lessons

Download the paper. In 2015 the international community agreed on a set of ambitious sustainable development goals (SDGs) for the global society, to be achieved by 2030. One of the lessons that the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG s) has highlighted is the importance of a systematic approach to identify and sequence development …