The World's Water Water Conflict Chronology In an ongoing effort to understand the connections between water resources, water systems, and international security and conflict, the Pacific Institute initiated a project in the late 1980s to track and categorize events related to water and conflict, which has been continuously updated since. Our new format, updated November 2009, presents the information three ways, to better illustrate how conflicts over water impact history: The New Urban Agenda - Habitat III The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) held from 17 to 20 October 2016 in Quito, Ecuador, successfully concluded with the adoption of the New Urban Agenda. The Habitat III Conference as a whole was a resounding success: 30,000 people, among them 10,000 international participants from 167 countries were accredited in the Conference. In the span of four days almost 1,000 events took place, including 8 Plenary sessions, 6 High-level Roundtable sessions, 4 Assemblies, 16 Stakeholders Roundtables, 10 Policy Dialogues, 22 Special Sessions, 3 Urban Talks, an Urban Journalism Academy, 59 United Nations events, 157 Exhibition booths, 42 Village projects and over 460 side, networking, training and parallel events were organized by various stakeholders. Habitat III thanks everyone who participated in the conference and its process. View the the New Urban Agenda Adopted at the Habitat III Conference:
Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center The Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center (CPRC) is the EPA's primary resource for services and expertise in the areas of consensus-building, collaborative problem solving, alternative dispute resolution, and environmental conflict resolution. CPRC provides the following services to EPA managers and staff: Assistance in retaining professional facilitators and mediators experienced in environmental conflicts. Solid Waste and Emergency Response You are here: EPA Home Solid Waste and Emergency Response Community Engagement Initiative Community Engagement Initiative Overview The EPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) is designed to enhance OSWER and regional offices’ engagement with local communities and stakeholders to help them meaningfully participate in government decisions on land cleanup, emergency preparedness and response, and the management of hazardous substances and waste.
World Bank Launches Financial Instrument to Expand Funding for Sustainable Development Goals - BNP Paribas The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD) has issued bonds that for the first time directly link returns to the performance of companies advancing global development priorities set out in the Sustainable Development Goals, including gender equality, health and sustainable infrastructure. The equity-index linked bonds raised a total of EUR163 million from institutional investors in France and Italy. The World Bank will use the proceeds to support the financing of projects that advance its goals of eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity, and that are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs.
National Network for Collaboration Collaboration: The Power of WE the People National Satellite Broadcast December 7th, 1998 Trust Fund Factsheet - SDG Fund Overview The Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG-F) is a multi-donor and multi-agency development cooperation mechanism created in 2014 by UNDP, on behalf of the UN system, with an initial contribution of the Government of Spain to support sustainable development activities through integrated and multidimensional joint programmes. It builds on the experience, knowledge, lessons learned, and best practices of the Millennium Development Goals, while expanding its activities towards sustainable development and a higher attention on public-private partnerships. Gender and women’s empowerment is a cross-cutting priority in all areas of work.
Environmental Problem-Solving Center University of Colorado Menu Shortcut Page WOLF REINTRODUCTION ·NIMBYs ·TAXES·ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT ·ENDANGERED SPECIES ·TOXIC MATERIALS ·AIR POLLUTION ·WATER RESOURCES ·WETLAND PRESERVATION ·LAND USE ·TAKINGS · GROWTH CONTROL About Us The mission of the Center for Global Initiatives is to expand global opportunities at UNC through collaborative programs + projects and competitive awards + fellowships that connect people across borders and disciplines. We pursue this goal through a wide range of initiatives such as directing UNC’s Fulbright Program, funding faculty to develop new global courses, empowering students to conduct ambitious research and internships abroad, and connecting North Carolina K-12 classrooms with UNC’s global resources. We are especially interested in opening access to global opportunities to students, faculty, and staff traditionally underrepresented in this sphere. Our vision is that everyone at UNC has access to such opportunities and can seize them if desired. Because our work complements the many other global units on campus that focus on thematic and area studies, study abroad, service learning, career services, and external relations, the U.S.
Case Studies from the SCN Website Whereas some case studies from the previous Sustainable Communities Network website are no longer available, Sustainability in Action: Profiles of Community Initiatives Across the United States is included on this website and is available in PDF format. These profiles of sustainability initiatives, one from each state and the District of Columbia, were originally prepared in 1995 for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Urban and Economic Development Office which became the Office of Sustainable Communities in 2010. In 1996, they were subsequently included in the Sustainable Communities Task Force Report of the President's Council on Sustainable Development. Together these examples tell a story of a new wave of American ingenuity whereby citizens and institutions were solving problems and planning for the future in innovative ways.
Ministero dell'Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare International Summit Rome, 23-25 October 2017 Concept note The International Summit “Water and Climate – Meeting of the Great Rivers of the World”, promoted by the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, will be held in Rome from the 23rd to the 25th of October 2017. The managers and representatives of the most important river basins of the world, coming from all continents, will meet, for the first time in Italy, in order to inspire a meaningful dialogue aiming at facing the future of water, threatened by more and more frequent and violent climate change and its dramatic consequences in terms of floods, drought and degradation of ecosystems. Demographic, economic and ecological impact of climate change is getting very serious and require a global mobilization.
Let’s Get Digital! 50 Tools for Online Public Engagement Photo Credit: Karen, Flickr Creative Commons, Online public participation is an effective complement to face-to-face events such as community workshops and design charrettes. Selecting the right platform to get the most out of digital outreach can be overwhelming. The first step is to learn what tools are out there! "The Next Generation" Initiative: In-State Workshops on Civil Discourse for Legislators The National Institute for Civil Discourse is committed to advancing the practice of civil discourse to strengthen our democratic traditions and improve governance. Many national elected leaders begin their political careers in state legislatures. These future national lawmakers are the focus of “The Next Generation” initiative, which aims to cultivate a culture where discourse and collaboration typify public policy development.
Posts — Monitoring SDG 6 on water and sanitation What does “integrated monitoring of SDG 6” look like at the country level? Bringing all the information from across sectors together helps identifying the bigger picture - a national focal point for SDG 6 monitoring and an intersectoral monitoring team can make this happen. Photo credit: Margaret Almon, Creative Commons Attribution. Africa water and sanitation sector monitoring – training workshop in Accra