Industry associations are strategic actors in transitioning Caribbean SIDS to sustainable economies

SIDS Conference Edition #3: Private Sector  Subscribe Apia, Samoa Calendar: Parallel & Side Events  Forward this email to a friend                       Download a PDF of today’s edition on private sector partnerships in Small Island Developing States (SIDS).  edition Industry associations are strategic actors in transitioning Caribbean SIDS to sustainable …

SUMMARY OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) CONFERENCE ON HEALTH AND CLIMATE

The World Health Organization (WHO) Conference on Health and Climate took place at WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland from 27-29 August 2014. It was attended by 360 participants, including health and environment ministers of WHO member states, senior civil servants, technical experts, UN agencies, NGOs, chief executives from health authorities …

UN News Centre: DATA REVOLUTION ADVISORY GROUP NAMED BY UN SECRETARY-GENERAL

New York Aug 29 2014 5:00PM     UN News Centre with breaking news from the UN News Service  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras (file)   DATA REVOLUTION ADVISORY GROUP NAMED BY UN SECRETARY-GENERAL Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon named an Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development to …

CORPORATIONS WILL HAVE TO ABIDE TO HUMAN RIGHTS

CORPORATIONS WILL HAVE TO ABIDE TO HUMAN RIGHTS Source: Treaty Alliance: http://www.treatymovement.com/ A resolution was adopted in the UN Human Rights Council on June 26 that will begin the process of elaborating an international legally binding instrument on business and human rights. Despite strong opposition from the EU and US, the …

Sustainable Development Update – 20 May 2014 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

  A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 20 May 2014 Experts Conclude Fourth Session on Sustainable Development Financing 16_May_2014: The Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF) held its Fourth Session, during which expert members discussed the …

Green Economy Guidebook Series from the UN

NEW GREEN ECONOMY GUIDEBOOK SERIES The Division for Sustainable Development of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) has published a series of guidebooks to the green economy following the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). They can be found at:http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?menu=1224 These guidebooks provide practitioners and other …

The COSA Measuring Sustainability Report

  We recently launched  “The COSA Measuring Sustainability Report.”  together with five sustainable practices in developing coutires. Giants like Mars, Unilever, Starbucks, Nestle and McDonalds are among the firms investing in new approaches to help them understand what makes the segments now integrate no less than 435 sustainability. Some of these are a response to …

Mapping the global transition to the solar age

Press Release Global Futurist Solar Age”   February 11, 2014, St. Augustine, FL — On Tuesday, February11, 2014, ICAEW and Tomorrow’s Company launched Hazel Henderson’s publication ‘Mapping the Global Transition to the Solar Age: From “Economism” to Earth Systems Science‘, at the Chartered Accountants’ Hall, Moorgate Place, challenges which are …

Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System

“We at ethical markets are excited to help promote this important initiative from UNEP-FI.”  ~ Hazel Henderson, Editor Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System Policy Innovations for a Green Economy   The Inquiry will catalyze actions to enable the financial system to support the transition towards an …

Innovative policy, finance, technology and leadership are fundamental to achieving a climate neutral future

Innovative policy, finance, technology and leadership are fundamental to achieving a climate neutral future. Now in its fourth year, the 2013 Sustainable Innovation Forum brings together leaders from business, government, finance and NGOs to catalyse innovation with the aim of accelerating green growth and sustainable development. Organised on behalf of …