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Failure to reach UN climate change agreement could be “very dangerous,” warn influential city mayors

Tweet Twenty city mayors from five Nordic countries have joined forces in urging world governments to reach meaningful agreements at the forthcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. In an op-ed published in the magazine Cities Today, the influential group … Continue reading

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 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

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

From words to action – Rio+20

Tweet Many policies have been written to underscore the important move in the direction of a Sustainable Development. One of the latest is written by The Alliance for Future Generations Rio+20 working group what they called – The Open Challenge Paper. … Continue reading

What will Rio+ 20 deliver?

Tweet The preparation of the Rio Earth summit in June next year are now on the road and a statement have been delivered by the Chief Executives in the UN organisation. A wide and general platform that need to be discussed … Continue reading

New IEA World Outlook Report on Energy

Tweet Modern energy services are crucial to human well‐being and to a country’s economic development; and yet globally over 1.3 billion people are without access to electricity and 2.7 billion people are without clean cooking facilities. More than 95% of … Continue reading

Fair Tax: It’s About Socioeconomic Welfare, not Warfare!

Tweet Some week ago week Paul Ryan, chairman of the House of Representatives budget committee, accused President Obama of waging “class warfare” with his proposed taxes on top-earners. Ryan went on to claim that any such attempt to dismantle Bush-era … Continue reading

New green initiative in US to focus on role of buildings, cities

Tweet The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the United Nations Environment Programme’s Regional Office for North America (UNEP RONA) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have announced a new initiative to highlight the important role of buildings … Continue reading