Sometimes the devil really is in the detail. Take the terms “sustainability” and “sustainable tourism”, for example. They just don’t sell well among tourism stakeholders, especially the private sector. Change it to “green tourism”, for instance, and you get a conversation going. It so happened in Slovenia, as we learn in this interview with Professor Tanja Mihalič of the Institute for Tourism at the University of Ljubljana.
EV Batteries: Creating a Circular Economy In 2018, the total global stock of electric vehicles in all classes stood at nearly 6 million. By 2030, the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates this number will have reached between 130-250 million. The need to electrify transportation is essential if we are to meet the goals outlined by the Paris Agreement because EV vehicles could potentially reduce well-to-wheel GHG emissions by half compared to vehicles powered by internal combustion engines. However, challenges loom.
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Suriname has become the second nation globally to outline updated plans to fight climate change in the hope of ensuring that any future increase in the temperature of the planet does not exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
For years, environmentally conscious residents acrossthe Pacific Northwest have dutifully dropped off their broken LCD TVs and computer screens at special e-recycling centers for proper handling and disposal.
Together with countries in the Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) region, UNEP is developing a project entitled “Reduce marine plastics and plastic pollution in Latin American and Caribbean cities through a circular economy approach” co-financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). This project aims at facilitating governments and businesses at the city level in the region to address the plastic pollution through accelerating their transition to a circular economy for plastics. The project is planned to be implemented in 6 cities in Colombia (Cartagena, one more to be decided), Jamaica (Kingston, Montego Bay), Panama (Panama City, Colon). UNEP is issuing the following two types of posts to support the development of the project: Data collection consultancy: collection of data related with marine plastics and plastic pollution from the 3 target countries, in particular the 6 target cities; Policy consultancy: policy baseline identification and stakeholder engagement at national and local level related with circular economy, marine plastics, and plastic pollution from the 3 target countries, in particular the 6 target cities.