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The World Economic Forum recently announced the new class of the Forum of Young Global Leaders.
LinkNYC will replace the thousands of empty phone kiosks with Wi-Fi hotspots that include charging ports for the phone in your pocket, an emergency 911 call button, free domestic calls and even a tablet for web access.
Gastromotiva, a “sociogastronomic organization” that teaches cooking and then teaches its students to train others, building community and prosperity.
Progressive companies are looking at the biggest emissions challenge for many companies: emissions created by employees commuting to the workplace.
Akvo Caddisfly is designed to be a simple, fast, portable and low cost drinking water testing kit.
Third in a series on deep collaboration strategies for deep decarbonization
in support of UN Sustainable Development Goal #13.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released a new report, “The Trends Shaping Education,” that says that cities can learn from one another in ways that are impossible at the national level.
GSN Founder and Executive Director, and Trent University chancellor Don Tapscott received his Order of Canada from Governor General David Johnston at a ceremony last Friday morning at Rideau Hall in Ottawa
At the same time that teens are starting to forego the once-quintessential ticket to adulthood, American cites and urban areas are growing faster than the country as a whole. Millennials are driving trends toward alternative transportation strategies with their technological dexterity and their economically constrained lifestyle.
The second in a series on deep collaboration strategies for deep decarbonization in support of UN Sustainable Development Goal #13.
C40 Cities, the GSN focused on the issues of climate change in the urban context, has developed a report in partnership with Arup Consulting that coincides with the COP21 meetings.
Recent elections were historic not only for the suffrage of the women voters, but because women were also running for positions in the government. 978 women registered as candidates for the first time in Saudi history, along with 5,938 men.
The new single-topic news platform will detail the ramifications of climate change in the circumpolar Arctic.
AFR100 (African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative), is a pan-African, country-led effort to restore 100 million hectares (386 thousand square miles) of degraded and deforested landscapes by 2030.
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.