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Key materials for a circular economy

In modern history, the linear economy has been prevalent, with the input of raw materials for processing and use, followed by waste at the other end. As waste has piled up and as carbon emissions have instigated climate dangers, there is an…

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Neglected Artisanal Miners Are Proven Critical for the Attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

As world leaders are scheduled to meet virtually for the UN General Assembly in a week’s time, Pact and the University of Delaware are publishing Mapping Artisanal and Small-scale Mining to the Sustainable Development Goals (in short: ASM-SDG Policy Assessment) today. This is a first-of-its-kind report assessing all positive and negative interlinkages between artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and each of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their respective targets.

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These 8 apps will help you lead a more sustainable life

What we eat, or wear, or even the way we travel, everything has an impact on the world we live in. While it is not always easy to make informed decisions, a growing number of apps are at hand to help us lead more sustainable lives. We bring you the top few.

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Dubai Supreme Council of Energy & Etihad ESCO conduct online webinar on energy sustainability

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) conducted an online webinar on energy sustainability in Dubai. The webinar also discussed Dubai’s vision to drive economic growth through reliable, clean, efficient and secure energy supply and usage. 

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trying every sustainable UNDERWEAR brand so you don’t have to

Finding sustainable and ethical underwear is a struggle, to be honest it’s taken me 3 years to finally take the plunge so I figured I’d just test out A BUNCH of brands to not only help myself, but also to help you if you’ve be in the same boat!

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Smoke plume from California wildfires covers over 900,000 square miles

Much of the state of California has been on fire for days as wildfires ravage the area destroying homes, land, and lives.Wildfires aren’t uncommon in the…

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Is the Common Agricultural Policy Sustainable?

The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) that subsidizes European farmers is notable because of the harm it causes to producers in the developing world.  Now, Eastern European farmers, who do not receive high subsidies as their Western European counterparts, are lobbying for reform to make arrangements “more equitable”. This article highlights the many failings of the CAP, and advocates for changing the system. However, this seems improbable at the present.

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The Circular Design Project: Introducing the Circular Economy | Global Design Forum

SAP and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation have collaborated with London Design Festival to give unique insights into the global circular economy. Industry leaders from some of the world’s largest brands will join with independent designers, experts and activists who have made the Circular Economy central to their work. This session will focus on introducing the Circular Economy and the critical role of design in shaping a circular future. Tickets are free, however please register here to secure your space.  Moderator: Greg Williams, Editor, WIRED Andrew Morlet, CEO, Ellen MacArthur Foundation Daniel Schmid, Chief Sustainability Officer, SAP Lena Pripp Kovak, Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA Tim Brown, Executive Chairman, IDEO Supported by SAP

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Unlocking New Sources of Sustainable Investment: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to ESG Investing in the Bioeconomy : Biofuels Digest

How to unlock the billions in this new investment stream for the bioeconomy projects you care about was the name of the game on DigestConnect this past Thursday. Cindy Thyfault, CEO of Global Biofuture Solutions and Gerard Ostheimer, Senior Advisor at Below50, shared this illuminating presentation what can be done about the least tapped into type of financing, ESG sustainable finance, and how you can benefit whether your organization needs project finance, early-stage investment, or is dependent on partners and customers who will need those.

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Senate Updates on Health, International Students, and Sustainability Committees –

The work of the Student Senate is designed to represent and benefit the student body. One way senators do this is by investing in areas suited to their strengths and interests. Below, we describe ongoing Senate committees that seek to directly help students on a day-to-day level — from making a…

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Snow Leopard: The Ghost of the Brown Mountains|Roundglass|Sustain

The mountains of Ladakh stretch as far as the eye can see.  But hiding in plain sight, along its rugged, rocky edges, is a snow leopard…

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WCG Impact Series: Sustainability doesn’t mean Green

Three letters with (what seems like) a million meanings. ESG is an acronym for Environment, Social, and Governance, – These three categories are commonly looked upon to indicate a company’s sustainability.  Now, let us *stop here* for a moment, and define ‘sustainability’ – We have a tendency to correlate the word ‘sustainable’ with all things green, but when we talk about the sustainability of a company, we are referring to much more than that. In order for a company to sustain in competitive markets, it must be managed responsibility, it must be able to withstand volatile times, and it must be able to retain its employees. Sustainability goes hand in hand with longevity, trust, and reliability.

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Electronic waste recycling and sustainability in Singapore | SMU Engage

Podcast copyright: Singapore Management University.   Assistant Professor of Humanities Aidan Wong from SMU’s School of Social Sciences has researched on the areas of development and sustainability, in particular on electronic waste, informal labour and economic development. In recent years, he has published a paper on ‘Waste’, Value and Informal Labour: The Regional E-Waste Recycling Production Network in Malaysia and Singapore” and is seeking to update it. In this podcast, Assistant Professor Wong discusses the value of electronic waste recycling and sustainability in Singapore.

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Can funding for conservation be more sustainable and resilient?

This June a statue that had stood in Bristol, U.K., for 125 years was thrown into Bristol Harbour because the philanthropist it depicted had made his fortune by trading slaves. Among the many debates raised by this is one with relevance for conservation: What’s more important, what you do with money, or where it comes from?

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Let’s make Accessibility sustainable at scale

When we examine the UN sustainable development goals there are multiple interconnected goals that address global challenges relating to poverty, inequality, climate change, peace and justice as well as the one we immediately think of – environmental degradation. Recently my colleague José Esteban Lauzan blogged about the economic concept of externalities.