Leading the agenda for data production to monitor #education 2030 #SDG4

Monitoring progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) on education requires more and better quality data, according to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). The UIS is launching two new tools to kick-start this process: an eAtlas mapping out the currently available global education indicators, and a Digest that sets out a roadmap to […]

The Ecological and Social Footprint: A Challenge for Global Citizenship

Javier Collado-Ruano in the dramatic karst mountain landscape of Yangshuo County, China’s Guangxi region. versión castellano          From the transdisciplinary perspective of the Big History, the Earth is a self-eco-organized system structured through sophisticated processes of co-evolution between living and non-living organisms. Life made its appearance on our planet between 3,8 and 3,5 […]

PLUGGING BUSINESS INTO THE GLOBAL AGENDA: THE PLATFORM FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTMENT

PJ Marshall Founder and Executive Director, Restore the Earth Foundation pjm@restoretheearth.org www.restoretheearth.org . ABSTRACT: Restore the Earth Foundation, Inc. (REF) is a social investment partner for corporations that value the Earth’s natural resources. Founded in 2010, we are a global nongovernmental organization that deploys landscape-scale ecosystem restoration projects and measures and reports the impact. Our exclusive […]

Fenomenología del Voluntariado Internacional

José Manuel Fernández N. Jurista, pensador, estratega y escritor. Correo: jmf7777@gmail.com     Web: http://jmf7777.wix.com/pensador . . Resumen: Hay una nueva generación que es capaz de sentir, y manejar con inteligencia sus paradigmas para vencer obstáculos como las nacionalidades, los fanatismos, la escasez, las documentaciones y a veces el odio que por estadísticas deberían sentir contra […]

El #voluntariado como herramienta de transformación personal y social para alcanzar un #desarrollosostenible

Adrián Matea Zoroa Graduado en Trabajo Social en la Universidad de Alicante. Máster de Servicios Públicos y Políticas Sociales en la Universidad de Salamanca. Voluntario Internacional. Email: adrianmtazra@gmail.com     Resumen: Este artículo pretende dar una visión de la trascendencia del voluntariado en nuestra época. Se hace un breve repaso a la conceptualización del término como primer […]

#SUSTAINABLEDEVELOPMENT OR BARBARISM

Fernando Alcoforado  Member of the Bahia Academy of Education (Brazil). Engineer and Doctor of Territorial Planning and Regional Development from the University of Barcelona (Spain). e-mail: falcoforado@uol.com.br . Abstract This article aims to demonstrate that sustainable development is a requirement for the survival of humanity because it faces two major threats. One of them is represented […]

Liberating the “Untouchables”

    By Jose kalathil kalathil.jose@gmail.com    . As the world celebrated the Toilet Day on 19 November, the world’s 2.3 billion people did not have reason to be merry, as they lacked private toilets. In India, they number 774 million. Among them, according to government, 11,000 are engaged in the centuries-old practice of physically removing human excrement from ‘dry’ […]

Sustainable Development Goals

One of the main outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference was the agreement by member States to launch a process to develop a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post 2015 development agenda (click here for information on different work streams). It was decided […]

$248 USD million pledged to GEF climate fund for most vulnerable countries

New financing for Least Developed Countries Fund sends strong signal of commitment as Paris talks get underway Eleven donors have pledged close to $250 USD million in new money for adaptation support to the most vulnerable countries on the planet giving a welcome boost to the start of the climate talks here in Paris. Canada, […]

‘Whole System’ Approach Needed to Cut #Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Experts Say at Climate Meeting

Appropriate Management of Natural Resources at Centre of Solutions to Climate Change, Says International Resource Panel Decoupling economic growth from escalating resource use should be an integral part of climate policy, according to a group of the world’s most renowned natural resources scientists.  As nations gathered at COP21 in Paris for their first day of […]

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