4th Annual Massachusetts Sustainable Economy Conference Announced

Aug 15, 2013 No Comments by

On September 25, 2013, Integrative Sustainability & Environmental Solutions Planning (ISES), in partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts House Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change, will host the 4th Annual Massachusetts Sustainable Economy Conference at the Massachusetts State House in Boston. The conference will address the theme “How Resilient is Massachusetts?” and hopes to [...]

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UNEP Builds Partnerships to Combat Desertification in China, Mongolia, and Central Asia

Aug 05, 2013 No Comments by

On August 5, 2013, the UN Environment Programme announced that UNEP and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) have signed Memoranda of Understanding with the Beijing-based Elion Foundation, a NGO that supports desertification control, local community development, and education in the Kubuqi region–China’s seventh largest desert–and in other areas of China, Mongolia, and Central [...]

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Obama Announces First U.S. Climate Plan

Jun 26, 2013 No Comments by

In a speech given at Georgetown University on Tuesday, June 25, President Barack Obama announced the United States’ first federal climate change strategy.  The Climate Action Plan follows Obama’s State of the Union address in February 2013, in which he stated that the Obama administration would implement an executive climate change plan if Congress did [...]

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Climate Action Releases Second Edition of Sustainable Cities

Jun 24, 2013 No Comments by

On June 10, 2013, Climate Action released the second edition of Sustainable Cities, a publication detailing innovations and developments in sustainable urban development. The book–produced in partnership with the UNEP Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative, World Green Building Council, Local Governments for Sustainability, C40 Cities, and the International Association of Public Transport–aims to further the [...]

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New York City Plan Works Toward Mandatory Food Composting

Jun 17, 2013 No Comments by

The New York Times is reporting on a new initiative in New York City to encourage wide-scale compositing. Led by the administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the plan may eventually lead to mandatory composting throughout the city, following the surprising success of a limited voluntary pilot. The Bloomberg administration plans to contract with a composting [...]

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Follow Up to Roads from Rio+20

May 30, 2012 No Comments by

Following up Natalia’s blog post: On May 30th 2012, the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency  published their report on sustainable development, Roads from Rio+20: Pathways to achieve global sustainability goals by 2050. The report, written by a number of authors including Frank Biermann, Philipp Patterberg, and Nicolien van der Grijp, analyses how the combination of technological measures and [...]

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