Monthly Archives: November 2011

Cities show the way out of the crises

Tweet Once a year, European Mayors gather to confirm their commitment at the Covenant of Mayors annual ceremony. Yesterday ceremony was the third year – and now the signatories exceeded 3000 with a commitment to go beyond the EU 2020 energy … Continue reading

Mayors: you got the power, use it

Tweet In 2007, 50% of the world population was already urban. By 2050, 75% of the total population will be living in cities. Mayors have taken the lead in creating networks, such as C40, ICLEI, Covenant of Mayors and the … Continue reading

For us, the 99%, is Durban going to deliver?

Tweet For us, the 99%, is Durban going to deliver?.

For us, the 99%, is Durban going to deliver?

Tweet In the middle of some of the most turbulent political and economic crises of modern times, UN climate negotiators will meet in Durban, South Africa, on November 28th. Their greatest challenge will be making their voices heard above the … Continue reading

Sustainability and the local Government

Tweet  A growing number of municipal governments across the country are aiming to become beacons of sustainability in their communities, but many are struggling to lead by example. This report promises to help municipal change agents advance sustainability in their … Continue reading

New CDP report on Water

Tweet New York, 16 November 2011 — The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Water Disclosure global report launched today finds that 57% of the 190 publicly listed organizations that participated in the survey report board-level oversight of water policies, strategies, or plans. By comparison, … Continue reading

Ranked the Rich – to support the poor – Sweden top ranked

Tweet Each year since 2003, the Center for Global Development has “ranked the rich”—assessing which wealthy nations do the most (for their size) to bring good government and prosperity to the rest of the world. Today, we released the 9th edition of … Continue reading

PhD Student developed a new method for the Clothing industries most dangerous chemicals

Tweet The new recipes will hopefully take away the clothing industry’s most dangerous chemicals. Mary Jonstrups, a PhD Student in biotechnology at the Faculty of Engineering in the Swedish University city Lund have developed a new method to purify dyed … Continue reading

Greeks, be aware of the Trojan horse!

Tweet I don’t know about you, but I have tried to find out exactly what is in the bailout  package offered to Greece by the European partners, but I could not find much.  Banks are mentioned in all the newspapers … Continue reading

Food production for 9 Billion People?

Tweet How will 9 billion people be able to eat without undermining the very basis for food production? A seminar in Stockholm on the 7th of November will take on the grand challenge of Global Food Security, in the context … Continue reading