2019 National Footprint and Biocapacity Accounts are out!

The 2019 edition of the National Footprint and Biocapacity Accounts is out! Here are some highlights: Humanity’s Ecological Footprint decreased between 2014 and 2016.The carbon Footprint accounts for 60% of the total Ecological Footprint.86% of the world’s population lives in a country with an ecological deficit. EXPLORE THE NEW DATA  Here …

SDG Update – 2 May 2019

POLICY BRIEFS SDG Knowledge Weekly: Update and Perspectives on Belt and Road Initiative Adam Fishman, Thematic Expert for 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (US) Continuing on the infrastructure and investment themes from recent weeks’ briefs, this SDG Knowledge Weekly brief focuses on China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the country’s …

China on track for Paris climate goals

China shows you can decouple growth from GHGs  Will the giant help other countries do the same?    If China ploughs on with power sector reform and a national emissions-trading system, its emissions could peak well before 2030, concludes one study. Will the giant help other nations decouple growth from GHGs? Its relationship with …

Fighting Climate Change: rebellion, strike and action!

Fighting Climate Change: rebellion, strike and action! School Strike for Climate Action, Melbourne, photo by Julian Meehan The last few months have seen increased intensity of several grassroots movements stirred by the boiling pot of climate change.We want to recognise, welcome, and applaud the Climate Change & Consciousness (CCC19) Conference, School Strike for Climate (Fridays for Future) …

Washington Post : Hillary Clinton Warns on 2020 Elections

Ethical Markets agrees with Hillary Clinton, who was denied the US Presidency by the narrow, now obsolete Electoral College, even though she garnered 3 million more votes in the 2016 election. She warns from her personal knowledge as former Secretary of State, of Putin’s designs to continue sowing distrust and …

Newsletter April 2019

New publication:Courage and Integrity in UN Leadership In this publication Fabrizio Hochschild argues that moral courage, as revealed by Dag Hammarskjöld both in his words and deeds, is essential in upholding the principles and norms of the UN. Fabrizio Hochschild is the Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination at the Executive Office of …

SEI and Red Cloud Renewable Launch Tribal Train the Trainer Program!

Solar Energy International (SEI) and Red Cloud Renewable Launch Tribal Train the Trainer Program SEI is proud to once again join hands with Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center (RCR), bringing advanced solar PV expertise, with an accessible technical curriculum that puts power into the hands of learners. SEI is proud …

The Giraffes of Spring 2019.

Dear Ann,   The new commendations are in the mail, honoring the brave, caring people you’ll meet here. It’s the best part of this job – telling newly found heroes that they’re Capital-G Giraffes, and sending you their stories.   Enjoy. Bask in the light that their actions cast in …