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Posts Tagged ‘Science for Sustainability’
What motivates “Green Talents” in South Africa, China and Brazil? Hear their voices and learn about an exciting opportunity! Read more
Find out what a prominent young architect and urban planner prizes in the academic life.
Meet a Chinese “Green Talent” and find out how a publication changed his life.
What are the biggest challenges that science can help solve in South Africa?
Meet a “Green Talent” from São Paulo and learn about Brazil’s biggest sustainability challenges.
Meet a Kenyan winner of the Green Talents Competition and find out how his research contributes to sustainability.
Alexander Gusev, Russian Federation: In 2050, researchers will focus on water, space and information
Meet a “Green Talent” from the Russian Federation.
Meet a winner of the International Green Talents Competition 2010.
With International Mother Earth Day on the horizon, celebrating the beautiful mind of a Green Talent who is making the world more sustainable. Read more
While scientists work hard to address global problems, could research for sustainability stand to be made more effective and efficient?
In a world in which one billion people live below the poverty threshold, science and cooperation are indispensable. Read more
While this year South Africa was in the limelight during the World Cup, eight years ago the World Summit on Sustainable Development, also held in South Africa, brought even more nations together.
At the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro (1992), also known as UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), the United Nations declared its commitment to the vision of sustainable development. Over 170 signatory states committed to translate this vision into practice by adopting Agenda 21, a global action programme to achieve sustainable development worldwide. After Rio, promises were made in Kyoto, Johannesburg and New York. However, on the eve of the eighteenth anniversary of the Earth Summit, the world still lags behind on sustainable development goals.
Countless marine wildlife and species are dead or dying from the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Jobs have been lost, the industry is suffering, people are dead….but maybe we can learn something from this. Maybe this could be a good thing. How? Read more to find out.
Water, the reason for our very existence, is also the source of death for millions of people each year. With contaminated water, inadequate water and untreated unsanitary wastes, providing clean water for millions around the world is proving to be a major challenge. Read more to find out about the recent UNEP report “Sick Water”. Read more