Category: Sustainability

More of COVID-19’s Twists and Turns—Focusing on Recycling and Sustainability

Read the full story at Waste360.

In this month’s edition of Business Report, we return to highlight the sometimes unexpected twists and turns resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, this time focusing on recycling and sustainability impacts. 

When Social Distancing Ends, Will We Rethink the World We Want?

Read the full story at e360.

Long before the virus, Americans had become socially isolated, retreating into sprawling suburbs and an online world of screens. When we emerge from our pandemic-mandated separation, can we reconnect with each other and reconsider how the way we live impacts the natural world?

Four in Five Worldwide Want Billionaires to Help Achieve SDGs

Read the full story in Philanthropy News Digest.

A large majority of people around the globe believe billionaires should contribute to and help close the funding gap for the United Nations‘ Sustainable Development Goals, a report from Global Citizen and Dutch research agency Glocalities finds.

A Test of Resilience: COVID-19 and the Business of Europe’s Green Deal

Read the full story from FTI Consulting.

The impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic is clearly enormous in health, social and economic terms. It has also had an immediate environmental impact which may play out over the longer term, with a number of political repercussions.

The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development

The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD) makes the connection between religion and ecology and mobilizes faith communities to act. ICSD works on a global basis, with current engagement in Africa, the Middle East, North America, and Europe.

Their focus for 2020 is on the The Seminary Faith and Ecology Project, which engages divinity schools, seminaries, and schools of theology and encourages them to educate their students on the relationship between religion and ecology and work to upgrade the capacity of emerging clergy to speak to ecological issues. They have produced several reports as a result of the project, including:

The project has also developed a searchable syllabus collection for courses related to the link between ecology and faith and on ecology in the Bible, Theology, and Ethics.

Ubuntoo

Ubuntoo is a platform that connects innovators and industry leaders to collaborate on solutions and technologies in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Their initial focus is to promote solutions to end plastic pollution.

A free membership allows you to do limited searches, receive the newsletter and daily news digest, and participate in forums. Full subscription is $500/year. They have special membership categories for scientists, researchers, academicians, and non-profits. Contact Ubuntoo for more information.

Pandemic response should mobilize around low-carbon solutions

Read the full story at Policy Options.

Canada has an opportunity to meet urgent needs, while taking a significant step towards the future sustainable economy it already wants to build.

Today we’re fighting COVID-19. Where will our world be in 2070?

Read the full story from National Geographic.

Will all coffee be fair trade? All cars electric? Or, by the time we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Earth Day, will hastening storms, pandemics, and inequality condemn our Earth?

20 years later, revisiting an old manifesto

Read the full story in GreenBiz.

Exactly 20 years ago, in late December 1999, I put pen to paper at a friend’s house in East London and began to write a personal manifesto for the new millennium.

The resulting document, “Sustainability is Dead — Long Live Sustainability” (PDF), had a short, modestly viral life. It was emailed around the internet, released by my book publishers as a standalone tract, condensed into a magazine article, included in university courses and ultimately anthologized in Marco Keiner’s “The Future of Sustainability” (Springer, 2006).

A better way for countries to track their progress on sustainability

Read the full story in Nature.

A US–Chinese team shows how sustainability metrics can be improved.

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