The Venus Project. The Venus Project is an organization that proposes a feasible plan of action for social change, one that works towards a peaceful and sustainable global civilization.
It outlines an alternative to strive toward where human rights are no longer paper proclamations but a way of life. We propose a fresh, holistic approach – one that is dedicated to human and environmental concerns. It is an attainable vision of a bright and better future, one that is appropriate to the times in which we live, and both practical and feasible for a positive future for all the world’s people. L’économie circulaire: un concept qui progresse. The Degrowth Paradigm - Home. The degrowth movement is a relatively new contender in the economic and political debates that swirl around humanity's future.
Degrowthers believe we need a more modest and sane alternative to the constant pressures of expansion that are destroying the ecological basis of our existence. Author and essayist Richard Swift explores the degrowth alternative, in theory and in practice. **This episode originally aired December 13, 2013. Top Ten Sustainability Initiatives of Microsoft. Microsoft Corporation, just known as Microsoft to the masses, is a multinational corporation headed up in the United States and is known for the development, manufacturing, support, and licensing of a broad range of services and products relating to the computer industry.
Aside from its operating system and Microsoft Office supplies, it is known for the manufacturing of a number of consumer electronics, including the Xbox and Xbox 360, Zone, Windows Phone OS, and MSN. Microsoft is also extremely big with its environmental sustainability efforts. Sensing the Inevitable, Companies Begin to Adapt to Climate Change. Most have yet to incorporate climate change into their business plans, but a few are finding a way.
Download PDFUnlock the Full Report This article is part of the July / August 2016 Business Report, Climate Change. View the full report. Globalized economy more susceptible to weather extremes, scientists warn. Policy%20Insights%20 %20webinar%20on%20Smart%20Prosperity%20compressed 0. Where sustainability is business as usual. IKEA makes informed choices.
Shaping Tomorrow : Consumer. The Economics of Power — Pacific Standard. Home - Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. Disrupting manufacturing: Innovation and the future of skilled labor. The common assumption today is that robots will soon drive our cars, manage our work, and manufacture our goods.
But what is the reality of disruptive innovation in U.S. manufacturing? And how should schools educate skilled labor for this new era? Globally, manufacturing now accounts for approximately 16 percent of GDP and 14 percent of employment. While the industrial workforce in the United States is up from 11.4 million to 12.3 million, employment is still stuck at historical lows (not seen since the 1940s). Com digital economy.
Why a Mechanism to Increase Countries’ Climate Ambition over Time Makes Good Economic Sense. In advance of the historic climate meetings in Paris this month, more than 180 countries put forward their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) reflecting the climate targets they commit to reaching by 2025 or 2030.
Many of these INDCs are ambitious, but we know that they are also not yet enough. Various assessments suggest that the INDCs collectively put us on a path to keep average global temperature rise to 2.7-3.7 degrees C (4.9-6.7 degrees F). Iisd itn february 2016 english. Tpp part i deal too far commentary 1. The state of the market for ecosystem services. As the turn of the twentieth century loomed, a horrific drought swept through China.
Nearly 700 kilometers of the Huang He, or Yellow River, the second longest in the country, ran dry for almost two-thirds of the year. If that wasn’t bad enough, the next year, 1998, a deluge of rain led to massive flooding along the Yangtze River. The city of Qinzhou got almost 70 inches of rain in a two-month span — 30 inches more than normal. The resulting floods touched off landslides that swallowed the homes of 12 million people and killed thousands of others. The disasters, with price tags in the tens of billions of dollars, left the government, scientists, and insurance companies with important questions. The New Climate Economy Report 2016.
The circular economy. Umicore Workers at Umicore in Brussels separate out precious metals from electronic waste.
When my battered 1969 Toyota car approached the age of 30, I decided that her body deserved to be remanufactured. After 2 months and 100 hours of work, she returned home in her original beauty. “I am so glad you finally bought a new car,” my neighbour remarked. Europe’s circular-economy opportunity. Adopting circular-economy principles could not only benefit Europe environmentally and socially but could also generate a net economic benefit of €1.8 trillion by 2030.
Europe’s economy has generated unprecedented wealth over the past century. Part of the success is attributable to continuous improvements in resource productivity—a trend that has started to reduce Europe’s resource exposure. At the same time, resource productivity remains hugely underexploited as a source of wealth, competitiveness, and renewal. Our new study, Growth within: A circular economy vision for a competitive Europe, provides new evidence that a circular economy, enabled by the technology revolution, would allow Europe to grow resource productivity by up to 3 percent annually. This would generate a primary-resource benefit of as much as €0.6 trillion per year by 2030 to Europe’s economies.
Europe’s economy remains very resource dependent.