The Ministry of Environment and Forestry has announced the launch of a new campaign geared at tackling environmental challenges such as waste and pollution in Nairobi. The Nairobi City County Environmental Sustainability and Circular Economy awareness campaign seeks to promote sustainable consumption among members of the public, to reduce waste generation. In an exclusive interview with Capital Business, the Ministry’s Chief Administrative Secretary Mohammed Elmi said the campaign whose theme is ‘Taka ni Mali’ is also designed to promote recycling of 99 percent of things used in homes.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) embody the desire for development, but also the rebranding and exacerbation of (capitalist) sustainable development. In their new article in Sustainability Science, Mary Menton, Carlos Larrea, Sara Latorre, Joan Martinez-Alier, Mike Peck, Leah Temper and Mariana Walter (2020), review and analyze the SDGs in relation to (an expansive reading of) environmental justice. Menton and colleagues give credit to the SDGs where it is due, while highlighting an enormous list of issues to be addressed. The SDGs promote projects such as hydroelectric dams, wind energy (factories) and conservation areas that have resulted in serious ecosystem degradation and injustice against people, as catalogued by the Environmental Justice Atlas.
The Nordic region’s largest housing cooperative is planning a striking new apartment building in Eastern Oslo. The 150 homes will produce more energy than they consume.The eye-catching circular building is to be built at…
Africa should implement strategies that do not create jobs at the expense of polluting the environment.
In order to achieve a transition to a more circular economy, Ichin Cheng in “Designing for the Circular Economy” says that twelve Rs are needed.
The Sustainable Development Goals, launched by the United Nations in 2015, are a global framework for development by the year 2030. Foundations are an integral part of this and other global frameworks, such as the World Humanitarian Summit and the Paris Climate Agreement. These resources will help U.S. foundations and learn about the SDGs, other global frameworks, and the Council’s work on the subject. More information can be found through the Council’s initiative on the topic.