There are quite a few challenges that our society must face in the coming years, but there is one that we are already facing: Climate Change. Rising temperatures, increasingly weather events, sea level rise among others effects have become a daily reality for populations in urban centers. Additionally, the rapid urbanization is affecting the environment. Climate Change is a … [Read more...] about Addressing the climate change challenge while living with it.
The UN Member States have agreed on a sustainable development agenda for the next 15 years, “TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD: THE 2030 AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT” and hope to pursue the path paved by the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s). The Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon qualified the text as “people-centred and planet-sensitive” and looks forward to its submission for … [Read more...] about Goal #13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*
Brazilians are raging. Much like in the movies. Sao Paulo’s unsustainable growth strikes again. But this time traffic congestion is not the problem. What the inhabitants of this mega city are facing is a severe water shortage, in spite of the violent storms that flooded the city in December. Pollution, over pumping and an increase in the number of illegal water tapping all … [Read more...] about Current water crisis leaves Latin America thirsty for sustainability
Boyan is a 19 year old Dutch, who just invented a viable solution to clean up the ocean from millions of tons of plastic. Thankfully, he is not the only one of the committed young minds at work. As we look for solutions to tackle climate change, we tend to blame two major groups: governments for their inaction; and the private sector for its lack of initiative. But what if … [Read more...] about Meet the new generation of youth innovators
Are you a young innovator? Are you a citizen of Latin America and the Caribbean? Are you passionate about climate change? If so, you are eligible to participate in the Greenovators contest, organized by Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and EARTH University, in collaboration with the Ibero-american General Secretariat and Costa Rica's Ministry of Environment and … [Read more...] about Call for proposals – your green idea could win up to US$15,000