Sustainability

Sustainability Metrics

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Dan Noble, San Diego Regional Sustainability Partnership (SDRSP)

Sustainability Metrics, a process overview from Dan Noble, on the San Diego Regional Sustainability Partnership (SDRSP) process 2007-2009. ... Read more about Sustainability Metrics

Resilient San Diego and a Platform for Other Cities

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Cameron Bernhardt

For the past decade, the concept of “sustainability” has dominated climate change conversation around the world. Sustainable development, which aims to meet present needs without sacrificing future well-being, has been an appropriate focus toward the threats that climate change and natural resource depletion pose to our society. However, sustainability is not strong enough, or resilient enough, to stand alone. Global climate change is no longer an event to anticipate and plan for; it is a reality that challenges us today. ... Read more about Resilient San Diego and a Platform for Other Cities

Resilient San Diego and a Platform for Other Cities

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Cameron Bernhardt, Erin Johnson, Byron To, Vincent Tong

A PDF of the presentation on "Resilient San Diego and a Platform for Other Cities," created and presented by Cameron Bernhardt, Erin Johnson, Byron To, and Vincent Tong for the Global Energy Network Institute (GENI). ... Read more about Resilient San Diego and a Platform for Other Cities

Resilient Cities 07: Planning Resilient Agriculture and Food Systems

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Resilient Cities Team

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Resilient Cities 03: Geography and Demographics: Where are our Risks?

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Resilient Cities Team

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Resilient Cities Week 03: Geography and Demographics: Where are our Risks? ... Read more about Resilient Cities 03: Geography and Demographics: Where are our Risks?

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Food system that fails poor countries needs urgent reform, says UN expert

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Mark Tran, The Guardian
A soybean farmer in Mato Grosso, Brazil. The country's 'family farmers' are encouraged to feed urban populations. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters
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UN special rapporteur on the right to food champions agroecology as sustainable alternative to existing framework

The existing food system has failed and needs urgent reform, according to a UN expert who argues there should be a greater emphasis on local food production and an overhaul of trade policies that have led to overproduction in rich countries while obliging poor countries – which are often dependent on agriculture – to import food. ... Read more about Food system that fails poor countries needs urgent reform, says UN expert

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U.N. sounds alarm on worsening global income disparities

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BY LOUIS CHARBONNEAU
Helen Clark, head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), speaks during a news conference after launching a report on ''Water Governance in the Arab Region'' in Manama November 28, 2013 file photo. CREDIT: REUTERS/HAMAD I MOHAMMED
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(Reuters) - The U.N. Development Program warned in a report on Wednesday that income disparities in countries around the world have been worsening, posing new risks for global economic and political stability. ... Read more about U.N. sounds alarm on worsening global income disparities

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Nowhere To Hide From Global Forest Watch

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SustainableBusiness.com News
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There's nowhere to hide now that Global Forest Watch has launched - citizens around the world now have all the information they need to monitor the state of the world's forests. 

Global Forest Watch combines the latest satellite technology, open data and social media crowdsourcing to produce "near-real time, reliable, and actionable data" about what's happening to forests worldwide. ... Read more about Nowhere To Hide From Global Forest Watch

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World Economic Forum warns of dangers in growing inequality, extreme weather

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Ben Hirschler
Ereneio Dagami, who lost his house to Typhoon Haiyan, grates coconuts in the battered town of Catadman, in Eastern Samar province, central Philippines, Dec. 22, 2013. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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* Ahead of Davos meeting, forum warns of "lost" generation

* Widening wealth gap ranked as top global risk in 2014

* Extreme weather next most likely cause of major shocks

* Threat of fiscal crises significant, but danger receding

By Ben Hirschler

LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A chronic gap between rich and poor is yawning wider, posing the biggest single risk to the world in 2014, even as economies in many countries start to recover, the World Economic Forum said on Thursday. ... Read more about World Economic Forum warns of dangers in growing inequality, extreme weather

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