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Green Growth to 2052 & much more
Latest Tool on Sustainable Development, plus , latest SD News, Resources & Opportunities | Green Growth to 2052 - Dr. Jorgen Randers, Professor of Climate Strategy, presented “Green growth to 2052” in the Third Global Green Growth Summit in June 2013 and made everyone pessimistic. His presentation summed up his book 2052 A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years as following...http://bit.ly/plannetnews1juyl13
5th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2013)
5th International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2013)
Theme: Paving the Way for a Sustainable Asia-Pacific - Regional Perspectives on Green Economy
In building a green economy, ISAP 2013 will focus on incorporation of sustainability concepts into business practices, local initiatives for smart cities and emerging networks of researchers for low-carbon development. Discussions will be held with diverse stakeholders focusing on sustainable development.
For further details, please visit http://www.iges.or.jp/isap/2013/en/index.html
Date: Tues, 23 July 13 9:30-18:00 & Wed, 24 July 13 10:00-17:30 Venue: PACIFICO YOKOHAMA, Conference Center 5F, Kanagawa, Japan
Organisers: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS)
Fee: Free of charge (*Those who wish to participate in the lunch session are requested to pay JPY500 for a boxed lunch)
Language: English and Japanese with simultaneous interpretation
Registration: Please register online before 17 July 2013
* The event will be streamed live online.
Eminent speakers include:
- Dr. Ron Benioff, Co-Director, Low Emissions Development Strategies Global Partnership
- Prof. Dr. Raimund Bleischwitz, Co-Director, Material Flows and Resource Management, Wuppertal Institute
- Dr. Bindu N. Lohani, Vice President, Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank
- Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
- Mr. Masamitsu Sakurai, Executive Advisor, Ricoh Company, Ltd.
- Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Senior Vice-Rector, UNU
- Prof. Kazuhiro Ueta, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies & Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University
- Dr. Abdul Hamid Zakri, Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia
iges.or.jp The main theme of ISAP2013 is “Paving the Way for a Sustainable Asia-Pacific - Regional Perspectives on Green Economy”.
‘MY World’ Survey – first results - half a million citizens tell the United Nations their priorities
"Over 560,000 citizens from 194 countries have already voted for the issues that would make the most difference to their lives, providing, for the first time ever, real-time and real-world intelligence on what people think about the biggest challenges facing them and their families.
MY World, the United Nations global survey for a better world (www.myworld2015.org) is a groundbreaking initiative inviting citizens to virtually take their seat at the UN and participate in the global conversation on the next development agenda by voting in an option-based survey.
What are global citizens saying?
Participants in MY World are asked to select which six out of sixteen issues are most important for them and their families. Results to date reveal that voters’ top three priorities are “a good education”, “better healthcare” and “an honest and responsive government”. “Access to water and sanitation” and “nutritious and affordable food” are also perceived by people as being of key importance to improving their lives.
Citizens voting predominantly for health and education reveal the continuing relevance of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which recently observed the 1000 day milestone to their 2015 target date. MY World represents an entry point for people to build on MDG achievements and help define an ambitious development agenda after 2015 that has poverty eradication and sustainable development at its core.
However, results also indicate that people are pointing to new issues to be addressed, such as “an honest and responsive government”, “better job opportunities” and “protection against crime and violence”, which also rank within the top seven priorities.
MY World has generated extremely positive and powerful responses across the world, as demonstrated by Oyebola Folajimi Kehinde, one of the thousands who participated in the offline representative survey in Nigeria: “The final statements most of the grassroots people kept hammering on was that “let’s all hope they do something tangible with the newly collated data.”
Until 2015, the UN and partners continue to invite men and women everywhere to vote in MY World and contribute to shaping a better world together."
An infographic depicting the Water Crisis and the importance of international cooperation to protect this valuable resource. (http://www.unwater.org)
infographic แสดงวิกฤติ "น้ำ" และความสำคัญของการร่วมมือระหว่างประเทศเพื่อการรักษาทรัพยากรอันมีค่านี้ (http://www.unwater.org)
planNet News: Celebrate first International Day of Forests with Forest content-packed Mar13
Happy the first International Day of Forests! Celebrate it with good news, Toolbox, Opportunities and creative video. All About Forest! http://bit.ly/intl-day-of-forests
Forests cover one third of the Earth's land mass, performing vital functions around the world. Forests are the most biologically-diverse ecosystems on land, home to more than half of the terrestrial species of animals, plants and insects. Forests also provide shelter, jobs and security for forest-dependent populations.
Yet despite all of these priceless ecological, economic, social and health benefits, we are destroying the very forests vital for survival. Global deforestation continues at an alarming rate - 13 million hectares of forest are destroyed annually. Deforestation accounts for 12 to 20 percent of the global greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.
Yet, we have some celebrating news for this occasion for you, click here http://bit.ly/intl-day-of-forests
Sustainable Development Tool: 20 questions toolkit: Designing public sector interventions to mobilise private participation in low carbon development. Plus latest news and opportunities on Sustainable Development http://bit.ly/plannetnews1mar13
Latest News & Opportunities on Sustainable Development February 2013
Latest on Sustainable Development FEB13...Find out (in brief) about the famous Natural Resources Efficiency Measures, plus interesting news & studies, plus exciting learning & submission opportunities. http://bit.ly/135Xnvl
Latest News & Features on Sustainable Development January 2013
How is everyone lately? Have you catched up with our sustainable development news at all? Here's the latest on SD for JAN13 with TOOLBOX on Cleaner production, NEWS on More liveable cities, a bunch of e-Discussions, Who foots the bill after 2015?, How-to- guide to sustainable timber products, and latest SD Opportunities! http://bit.ly/latest-on-sd-jan13
Latest News & Opportunities on Sustainable Development: Water to Quench all Thrists
Latest News & Opportunities on Sustainable Development with a Special Feature "Water to Quench all Thrists" http://bit.ly/ZVxE73 Apart from wishing Happy New Year to all of you, we wish Happy Water Cooperation Year to all of us. This issue is packaged for you with some special water-related contents. May the growing world population have their thirst and sanitation demands quenched, water disputes between nations solved, and ecosystems balanced with agreed strategies on water resources management. http://bit.ly/ZVxE73
New Year 2013 - Reflections & Nice Happy Features!
Latest News on Sustainable Development Containing: New Year Reflections and Nice Happy Features & Opportunities! http://bit.ly/V1cPJg
Happy New Year 2013. May you be filled with happiness and good health all year long. We extend our best wishes to the environment in your domain; may we help revive it by collectively working towards sustainable development.
HNY Sustainable Development friends -The SDplanNet-AP team wishes you much happiness and good health for the year to come. We extend our best wishes to the environment in your domain; may we help revive it by collectively working towards sustainable development.
I’d like to raise Rio+20 as a reflection of one of the Sustainable Development outcomes in 2012, albeit less than what many had hoped for. This past June, world leaders and thousands of participants from the private sector and NGOs gathered in Brazil for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) with the goal of creating a plan to ensure environmental protection, advance social equity and reduce poverty. One of the main products of the 10-day conference was the creation of the non-binding document, “The Future We Want”, essentially a renewal of political commitment to sustainable development by the heads of state of 192 governments in attendance. Rio+20 was not without controversy though, and there were numerous protests held outside the conference to shed light on issues such as the role of women in the sustainability movement. It is notable, therefore, that gender equality was recently recognized in the Doha Climate Gateway, the outcome document of the Conference of the Parties #18 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 18). The other major outcome of COP 18 was the inclusion for the first time of the concept of "loss and damage" which opens up potential compensation avenues for countries that can demonstrate significant adverse impacts of climate change.
Earlier this year, prior to Rio+20, the Global Environment Outlook No. 5 (GEO5) was released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It investigated around 90 global goals that have been committed to by the international community and found that only 4 have made significant progress. It is significant therefore that not only did UNEP finally achieve universal membership of governments (and hopefully more assured financing) but also the UN is now committed to pursuing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will complement the Millennium Development Goals heading towards their end point in 2015. IGES staff, in addition to supporting, SDplanNet-AP, are actively involved in follow up to GEO5 and the SDGs, so you will hear much more about these endeavors over the next 12 months. Another interesting development during the year was the creation of the United Nations Office of Sustainable Development (UNOSD) in the Republic of Korea. SDplanNet-AP is already actively engaged with this new office and we hope to do more in 2013.
Finally, we reach a largely passive audience of sustainable development practitioners, so may we make a plea to hear more from you, our network members, to make sure that we are really meeting your needs in keeping abreast of all things related to sustainable development.
Latest on Sustainable Development 18 December 2012
Latest News and Resources on Sustainable Development, December 2012. Featured SD Tool: Technology Transfer in Support of Sustainable development http://bit.ly/latest-on-sd-dec12 "A margin of life is developed by Nature for all living things - including man. All life forms obey Nature's demands - except man, who has found ways of ignoring them". ~ Eugene M. Poirot
Latest News and Resources on Sustainable Development, November 2012 http://bit.ly/latest-on-sd-nov12
SD Tool: Policy Analysis for Sustainable Development
Sustainable Development Tool: Policy Analysis for Sustainable Development
There are five methods of policy analysis which form the minimal methodological equipment for environmental social scientists.
By means of these methods, the basic research questions related to governance of sustainable development can be answered. These questions relate to five themes.
Read more http://bit.ly/policy-analysis-for-sd
planNet News: Policy Analysis for Sustainable Development
Latest updates on Sustainable Development...http://bit.ly/latest-sd-news16nov12...SD Tool: Policy Analysis for Sustainable Development, SD News: Post-2015 Thematic Consultation on Environmental Sustainability, SD Knowledge Bank: World Investment Report 2012 Highlights Investment Policy for Sustainable Development, Upcoming SD Events, SD e-learnings screened live online!, click here to view http://bit.ly/latest-sd-news16nov12
Find out 4 business wisdoms and their sustainability side in SDplanNet-AP's Business Wisdom feature: http://bit.ly/businesswisdom
Hungry? Today is World Food Day. Let's celebrate by learning. Nearly one in seven people suffers from undernourishment. Find here our content that points out how to feed the world - http://bit.ly/wfd-2012
Happy World Vegetarian Day: Fight Climate Change, One Plate at a Time
Happy World Vegetarian Day! Today, 1 October, is World Vegetarian Day, which is promoting the theme "Fight Climate Change, One Plate at a Time!" Eating less meat will decrease contributions to greenhouse gas emissions from livestock raising - which causes a rise in the planet's temperature, leading to global climate change. Senior U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) official Henning Steinfeld reported that the meat industry is "one of the most significant contributors to today's most serious environmental problems." Read more...http://bit.ly/world-veg-day
Happy World Parks Day -SDplanNet-AP
Happy World Park Day 2012! 17 September is World Parks Day. Urban Parks, green spaces and places have provided congregation spots for people from all societies for recreation, inspiration and respite from the city's hussles - For generations they have enriched our lives.
Urban green spaces are lungs of the cities. Trees reduce air pollution and water pollution, keep cities cooler, and they are a more effective and less expensive way to manage stormwater runoff than building systems of concrete sewers and drainage ditches. http://bit.ly/Nwvg5N
Feature: Let's Celebrate World Water Week
Let's celebrate this year's World Water Week with SDplanNet-AP's feature packed with water-related contents..
Water scarcity is among the main problems to be faced by the world in the 21st century. The problem is getting worse as cities and populations grow, and the needs for water increase in agriculture, industry and households.
We hope you enjoy this feature and let's commit to taking personal and organizational actions to save water.
Agenda 21 "Secret UN Plot", says Republican - SDplanNet-AP Blog - This 20-year-old "United Nations plot" is a plan to promote sustainable development, but the Republican Party wants you to believe that it is the biggest threat to your freedom. http://bit.ly/NjQYoM
SD Tool: Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM)
Latest SD Tool on SDplanNet-AP: BREEAM - Initially developed as a marketing tool for green office buildings, BREEAM is an environmental rating scheme that raised awareness of environmental sustainability, rapidly expanding into sectors such as healthcare, eco-homes and retail. It awards credits based on sustainability considerations of environmental, comfort or health benefits.
Latest SD Tool: Sustainable Cities & Architectures
Click here for the latest sustainable development news on Sustainable Cities & Architectures http://bit.ly/NGnJQP
Happy World Elephant Day! Today 12 August, apart from being Mother's Day in Thailand (H.M. the Queen's Birthday), it is also World Elephant Day. This day was announced to raise awareness to people across the world to join hands in conserving the Asian and African elephants who are now endangered from being poached and habitat loss, as well as from conflicts between humans and them.
นอกจากวันที่ 12 สิงหาคมจะเป็นวันแม่แห่งชาติแล้ว ยังเป็นวันช้างโลก (World Elephant Day) อีกด้วย วันช้างโลกประกาศขึ้นเพื่อสร้างความตระหนักต่อคนทั่วโลกให้หันมาร่วมกันอนุรักษ์ช้างเอเชียและช้างอัฟริกัน ที่ปัจจุบันกำลังตกอยู่ในภาวะเสี่ยงจากการถูกล่า การสูญเสียถิ่นที่อยู่อาศัย รวมถึงความขัดแย้งระหว่างคนและช้าง
Tool: Public Expenditure Environmental Reviews (PEERs)
Find out why it is important to review environmental expenditure in the PUBLIC sector and what are involved in it.....
sdplannet-ap.org The objective is to show the level of integration of environment-related expenditures in the national budget, and provide future trend analysis for budget allocation and ex*****on.
Rio+20 is not an end but a new beginning
Latest on Sustainable Development: 3 Aug 2012
We know you want to...get the latest happenings in Sustainable Development...Find out the public and private sectors' meanings in SD...http://bit.ly/enews-peers
Video infographic: Endangered tigers
Today, 29 July is Tiger Conservation Day...Let's Celebrate by watching this Tiger Video Infographic http://youtu.be/SrYWN1aqxmM
The Tiger is an indicator of biodiversity and forest abundance but humans poaching them and destroying their habitats in the past 100 years, especially poaching for organ trade have made the tiger population dwindle.
In 1990 worldwide wild tiger population was 100,000 in 25 countries.
But in 2011, the Tiger population shrinked to 3,200 in 13 countries.
If the Tiger population is not preserved, there will exist no more in the world a wild species which control wildlife population. This will have adverse impacts on the overall ecosystems as well as human beings.
http://www.earth-touch.com/ Senseless killing for traditional medicine & habitat loss have pushed tigers to the brink. Today, they occupy only 7% of their fo...
Policies that cannot perform effectively under complex, dynamic and uncertain conditions run the risk of not achieving their intended purpose, and becoming a hindrance to the ability of individuals, communities and businesses to cope with—and adapt to—change. Find out how to create Adaptive Policies at SDplanNet's web page: http://bit.ly/adaptive-policies
The researchers at Imperial College London separately modeled the impact of population growth and found a drop of 38 to 62 percent in the amount of water available for each person. In their projections, the demand for more water as populations increase surpasses the amount of water lost through evaporation from warmer temperatures due to climate change.
Now the was over! Over 1,000 people participated in this big 3 days event!!
ISAP2012, under the umbrella theme of "Steering towards a sustainable and resilient future", was convened, was convened on 23-25 July 2012, focusing on four timely issues - follow-up to Rio+20, climate change, resilience, and green economy. ISAP2012 also served as a platform to introduce new publications - the fifth Global Environmental Outlook (UNEP/GEO5); Global Outlook on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Policies; and the fourth IGES White Paper entitled "Greening Governance in Asia-Pacific". http://bit.ly/MiPoHv
The concept of sustainable development is not properly integrated within UN system as integration is the most difficult thing to achieve.
Developing counties took green economy as an environmental issue & invoked CBDR but it is an economic issue.
What would it be 10 years after Rio? Income inequality? Meanwhile, are we going to achieve SD without addressing income inequality?
-Mr Rae Kwon Chung, Director, Environment and Development Devision, UNESCAP
>>>Watch ISAP2012 NOW LIVE - http://bit.ly/MiPoHv
The UN has identified 7 key outcomes from Rio+20 & still we have apathy towards outcome... be practical.
Can we take forward what was agreed at regional level without waiting for global level to approve?
- Mr Surendra Shrestha, Team Leader, IFSD, Rio+20 Secretariat
There are too many side events at Rio+20 negotiation with less significant impact on the process, asks a participant from GOJ
>>>Watch ISAP2012 NOW LIVE - http://bit.ly/MiPoHv
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