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City leaders across the world are working on projects to adapt to changes being brought on by climate change. The C40 Cities Awards recognize the successes and attempts to scale best practices to urban areas around the world.
The COP 21 meeting in Paris was the occasion for 21 city representatives from around the world to pledge to commit $5.2 billion dollars to developing resilience strategies, projects and initiatives for their cities.
Orange is the new hot shade when it comes to fighting violence against women and girls. Demonstrations and activities using the bright signature color have been going on around the world for several months.
Organizer Avaaz.org changed the plans for the feature climate march in Paris on the fly—canceling the planned demonstrations out of concern for participants’ safety in the wake of the terrorist attacks—and got something even more dramatic and meaningful.
Canada is contributing $15.3 million over four years (2015-2019) to improve the lives and futures of young people in Africa. The Digital Livelihoods project will help young women and men develop job and entrepreneurial skills, including in the use of technology.
Implementing climate solutions to achieve the deep decarbonization by 2050 needs to be supported with a standards system that will be more efficient and scalable, more easily integrate with established business systems and more resilient to political factors.
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Clinton discuss the current perception of climate change versus the way the vast majority of scientists view it in this STAR TALK October, 2015.
Run For Your life is a 4,000 kilometer run to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, it will continue around the clock for about 21 days, from the Arctic to Paris.
A new report from the World Bank, Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty, shows that, unchecked, the effects of climate change could push 100 million or more people into poverty in the next fifteen years.
Canada is the free-est, and Indonesia’s economy is booming. UK is the Entrepreneurial leader in Europe, and safety is a growing concern for the US. Surprisingly, sub-Saharan Benin, struggling in all other areas, makes the top 30 for personal freedom.
100 Resilient Cities (100RC), and the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge are pioneering programs to help cities develop resilience to the physical, social, and economic challenges of life in the 21st century.
The CloudFactory formula —to increase income while reducing brain drain—could be deployed in the migrant camps that are springing up as a result of the European refugee crisis. Used laptops combined with wifi could be all the infrastructure that is required.
The first post in a series on deep collaboration strategies for deep decarbonization in support of UN Sustainable Development Goal #13
Using data from the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), a Finnish data visualization site, Lucify, created a stunning interactive graphic that shows the magnitude of the refugee crisis.
1/3 of the global population is on the wrong side of the digital divide, without the ability to go online regularly.
The effects of human activity have led to significant climate change that may cause the Middle East to experience weather events during which conditions would exceed temperatures that would be tolerable for humans.
The Oslo city council have announced a plan to ban cars from central Oslo by 2019 as part of a platform focused on environmental issues and the challenges of climate change.
A 7-year old who lost his parents on a rainy night in Serbia, has the dubious honor of being the youngest refugee to make it to the German border alone.