ENB Update – 16 May 2019 | STI Forum 2019 | Global Platform 2019

Summary Reports STI Forum 2019 [See photos] 14-15 May 2019 | UN Headquarters, New York The fourth annual meeting of the Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology, and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—STI Forum 2019—convened under the theme of “STI for ensuring inclusiveness and equality.” The two-day Forum featured …

SJF Celebrates 20 Years

Ethical Markets congratulates SJF Ventures on its 20 year of leadership  in socially-responsible, ESG and impact investing!   Hazel Henderson,  Editor

Humane: A New Agenda for Tech

Ethical Markets recommends this new group  trying to tame social media. Their program is similar to our views in  “Let’s Train Humans Before We Train Machines” ( 2018) ; and “The Future of Democracy Challenged in the Digital Age“, CADMUS, Oct. 2018; and  forthcoming “The Politics of Connectivity“  (all at …

Spark: Accelerating the Electrification of Buildings

ACCELERATING THE ELECTRIFICATION OF BUILDINGS AT E–LAB ACCELERATOR 2019 One of the most exciting developments in the energy system is the role that beneficial electrification—using renewable energy and efficient electric technologies to heat and cool homes and businesses—is playing in supporting the transition to a cleaner energy system. LEARN MORE   …

News from the Grantham Research Institute, LSE – May 2019

This month’s update features our response to a new parliamentary report on UK aid for combating climate change. We also consider the issue of how we go about achieving net zero emissions. On the publications front we have a new report on China’s efforts to put sustainable development at the …

SDG Update – 9 May 2019

GUEST ARTICLES What Migratory Birds Tell Us About Sustainability Bruno Portier, FAO Forestry Officer A sign of the passing seasons which many of us have come to expect is, increasingly, under threat. Each year, flocks of migratory birds arrive and leave in dazzling displays, landing in trees and on lakes, …

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 …

Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’ Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’

Current global response insufficient;‘Transformative changes’ needed to restore and protect nature;Opposition from vested interests can be overcome for public good    Most comprehensive assessment of its kind; 1,000,000 species threatened with extinction PARIS – Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is …