Eco-homes become hot property in UK's zero-carbon ‘paradigm shift’ Instead of parking spaces, it’s flowerbeds and vegetable planters that line the car-free street of Solar Avenue in Leeds, where rows of 60 low-energy homes form a little oasis along a bend in the River Aire, a short walk from the city centre.
Built in a factory across the road, these terrace houses are made from super-airtight timber panels stuffed full of wood-fibre insulation, with triple-glazed windows and solar panels on the roof, each erected in less than a week. Using up to 10 times less energy than a conventional house, their heating demand is so low that they create excess electricity that is fed into a community grid and used to charge shared electric cars. How to Save the Sea: Lessons from an Italian Fishing Community. How one small stretch of coastline went from a hotbed of drug smuggling to a model of ecological restoration.
When Cosimo Di Biasi, 66, decides it’s the right day to fish, he begins at 5 p.m. He drives 4 miles to the port of Torre Santa Sabina, boards Nonno Ugo, his 21-foot fiberglass boat, and navigates south for a half-hour to reach a marine reserve in Puglia, in southern Italy. The rocky coast is interspersed with sandy beaches, and at the tip of a tiny peninsula, a majestic tower overlooks the coast. Built by the Aragonese in the 16th century to spot the invading Turkish, the tower is now the symbol of Torre Guaceto—a marine reserve spanning 5,400 acres of sea and 5 miles of coastline, where only five boats and seven fishers are allowed to fish.
The country rejecting throwaway culture - BBC Future. Sustainable Finance — The Aotearoa Circle. Vision The Forum is ultimately seeking to see a sustainable financial system that, specifically: Plays its role in delivering on the critical sustainability agenda and the transition to a low emissions, resilient, resource efficient, just and inclusive economyHas a purpose to serve the long-term wellbeing needs of society, the environment and the real economyIs stable, sustainable and resilientAligns capital with the long-term wellbeing needs of society, the environment and the real economyHas well-informed decision-making that is transparent and facilitates long-term wellbeingSociety has trust and confidence in and understands their role.
20207 000234 Sustainable Finance Forum Final. Wales SDGs VNR Supplementary Report for Wales Version 10.1 Final. A coronavirus crimewave: How illegal loggers are profiteering. Waste not, want not. On a February morning in 2009, Waveney Warth put her rubbish bag aside.
The bag weighed two kilograms, more or less, and it contained a whole year’s worth of household waste. She and her partner, Matthew Luxon, had set themselves the challenge of sending nothing to the landfill for 12 months. Amsterdam to embrace 'doughnut' model to mend post-coronavirus economy. A doughnut cooked up in Oxford will guide Amsterdam out of the economic mess left by the coronavirus pandemic.
While straining to keep citizens safe in the Dutch capital, municipality officials and the British economist Kate Raworth from Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute have also been plotting how the city will rebuild in a post-Covid-19 world. Sustainable Mobility: Are Electric Scooters Eco-Friendly? - Youmatter. Published at 2019, November 1st Are electric scooters eco-friendly?
What is the environmental impact of electric scooters compared to other means of transport? Our Common Future, Chapter 2: Towards Sustainable Development - A/42/427 Annex, Chapter 2. III.
Strategic Imperatives 27. The world must quickly design strategies that will allow nations to move from their present, often destructive, processes of growth and development onto sustainable development paths. This will require policy changes in all countries, with respect both to their own development and to their impacts on other nations' development possibilities. (This chapter concerns itself with national strategies. 28. Reviving growth; changing the quality of growth; meeting essential needs for jobs, food, energy, water, and sanitation; ensuring a sustainable level of population; conserving and enhancing the resource base: reorienting technology and managing risk; and merging environment and economics in decision making. 01 SDGS GLOBAL EDITION WEB V9 180718. 2017 SDG Index and Dashboards Report full. Jeffrey Sachs is Upset. Policy: Map the interactions between Sustainable Development Goals. Amit Dave/Reuters Solar lights are used by vendors in rural western India, where lack of electricity has stymied development.
Next month in New York, the United Nations' 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development will have its first global progress review. Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015, the agenda represents a new coherent way of thinking about how issues as diverse as poverty, education and climate change fit together; it entwines economic, social and environmental targets in 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an 'indivisible whole'. Mexico’s Budgeting for Sustainable Development. By Transparencia Presupuesteria, Mexican Ministry of Finance— Jul 18, 2017 Read this post in: Spanish | French | Bahasa | Arabic The Challenge Since their adoption at the United Nations’ General Assembly in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent both the global consensus on a baseline of work to be undertaken in order to achieve global sustainability and resilience and a challenge to find organic ways for this agenda to not just coexist with but also to strengthen national policymaking.
By 2030, 6 million tons of trash in UK will have nowhere to go. As long as we remain addicted to consumption, this problem won't go away, no matter how many new waste management facilities are built.
I've often wondered how people's waste-generating habits would change if their garbage had to stay within the confines of their property. SustainAbility » Business Impacts Insight 2018. Freedom of speech, which has been declining globally for the last decade, has taken another hit with the roll back of net neutrality in the United States “The United States' repeal of net neutrality has an impact internationally - it's a signal to regulators around the world that Internet Service Providers can garner the ability to chill innovation and hamper free speech.
Policy: Map the interactions between Sustainable Development Goals. Amit Dave/Reuters Solar lights are used by vendors in rural western India, where lack of electricity has stymied development. Next month in New York, the United Nations' 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development will have its first global progress review. Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015, the agenda represents a new coherent way of thinking about how issues as diverse as poverty, education and climate change fit together; it entwines economic, social and environmental targets in 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an 'indivisible whole'. Rutherford Human Rights and public sector. The Human Rights Guide to the Sustainable Development Goals. Linking human rights with all Sustainable Development Goals and targets. SDG Goals scoring scale.
It is a rating scale used to assess the effect an intervention / policy may have on different sustainable development goals. Pdf attached. “As a first step, we propose a seven-point scale of SDG interactions (see ‘Goals scoring’) to organize evidence and support decision-making about national priorities. This should help policymakers and researchers to identify and test development pathways that minimize negative interactions and enhance positive ones. And it is globally applicable so that countries can compare and contrast, and learn from each other and over time.” I’m wondering if Treasury already has something similar or whether this scale could be used to embed the LSF into the various assessment and prioritisation processes in Treasury. For example. A scale like this for assessing how an intervention / policy may impact on the 5 dimensions of the LSF could be built into the policy review process (how a policy primarily addressing one dimension will impact on the other four); or a budget bid proposal / process; or added into a prioritisation matrix for ranking proposals against each other to determine where we should invest Tsy resources (or national ones)…. – barbaragrieve
About the Sustainable Development Goals - United Nations Sustainable Development.