Tiny homes are defined as living spaces between 200 and 400 square feet. These miniature dwellings have been popular for many years now, but have recently been gaining favor with the Millennial generation.
New research from IPEN and Basel Action Network (BAN) reveals dire human exposures and food chain contamination from highly toxic plastics in waste in Ghana that includes toxic e-waste shipped from Europe.
Sport for purpose championship Extreme E has teamed up with Project Everyone, a not-for-profit creative communications agency, to raise awareness of The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), better known as the Global Goals. Co-founded by film writer and director Richard Curtis to drive adoption of the 17 Global Goals, Project Everyone creates advocacy campaigns, content, programmes and events – telling stories that help multiple sectors engage with the Goals and ensure greater involvement from civil society, corporations, educators, philanthropist, activists and politicians. As part of Extreme E’s commitment to raising awareness of the climate crisis, all nine teams will display the Global Goals logo on their cars in the Jurassic X Prix next month in Dorset, UK. The Global Goals logo is a wheel representing all 17 Goals, which are designed to eliminate extreme poverty, to reduce inequalities, and to combat the threat of climate change by 2030.
The major emissions reductions needed to achieve this heavy lift have been recognized. However, these emissions reductions often target the source of emissions. While this is a reasonable approach, additional mitigation opportunities exist beyond the point where emissions are created.Transformational ideas add new climate action possibilities to the table and increase the likelihood of staying under 1.5° C. One set of policy options, in particular, is the circular economy, offering promise for cutting the current emissions gap significantly. Circular economy policies go beyond the source of emissions to socioeconomic practices that create the demand for emissions in the first place. The strategy involves moving beyond the current linear economic models, which extract materials, produce goods, sell them for consumption, and then discard them. Undertaking circular economy strategies can be accomplished while improving livelihoods and economies, and are often attractive from a business perspective. Circular economy models have been embraced by some subnational actors, especially cities; however, they have not been examined in much detail by the international climate community.
Sustainability in design and construction is a hot topic with organisations increasingly seeking routes to mitigate environmental damage and reduce