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[ News ] Posted on Monday, June 4, 2012 - 10:39
The 2012 theme for World Environment Day is Green Economy: Does it include you? Evidently, there are two parts to this theme and the first tackles the subject of the Green Economy. This is where some people shut off their minds because they find the concept of the Green Economy a little too complex to understand. On the contrary, the Green Economy is really something that is applicable all around... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, June 4, 2012 - 09:30
With 21 days to go until Rio+20, ICLEI published the wide-ranging study Local Sustainability 2012. The study takes stock of progress in sustainable development since the original Rio Conference in 1992, and looks to the future, offering a list of recommendations to global leaders. Separated into two complementary sections - a global review and case studies - the study documents the variety of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 08:49
A photography exhibition comparing the cosmopolitan city of Mogadishu before and after the civil war opens in Nairobi next week. One of the photographers, Kenyan journalist Rasna Warah explains how a chance conversation sparked this opportunity to restore our collective appreciation of this once-vibrant metropolis. When people think of Somalia, three images come to mind: terrorism, piracy and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 08:41
UN-Habitat in partnership with MaRGG, Management Resources for Good Governance and the Ministry of Environment of Sri Lanka recently held a workshop on Climate Change and Decentralization. The two day workshop brought together sector interest groups from Sri Lanka and seven other regional nations from the Asia Pacific – Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, The Pacific Islands and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 08:32
UN-Habitat, the German manufacturer BASF and the government of Japan this week put a smile on the face of the villagers of Gul Mohammad Gandhro near Thatta, Sindh Province of Pakistan who were victims of the floods of 2010 by resettling them.. Gul Mohammad Gandhro went entirely under water during the 2010 floods. Fishing, the primary source of income for the community, made it impossible for them... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 12:26
The Green Standards Week will bring together leading specialists in the field, from top policy-makers to engineers, designers, planners, government officials, regulators, standards experts and others. The main purpose is to raise awareness of the importance and opportunities of using ICT standards to build a green economy.   Remote participation will be free of charge, visit the website for more... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 12:21
The main purpose of this event is to move forward the agenda on using ICTs to monitor climate change, mitigate and adapt to its effects. The symposium in Montreal will focus on the issue of ICTs, the environment and climate change in the world and the needs for the use of... ICTs to promote environmental sustainability. Webcast is available in 2 languages. To attend the meeting please use the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 10:57
ICLEI Europe has finalised its contribution to the EU Joint Research Centre (JRC) led EMAS Reference Document for the Public Administration Centre. ICLEI developed a detailed background study for the technical document to be published later this year, which will aid local authorities in improving their environmental standards in line with the European Eco-management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), as... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 10:30
Information is the lifeblood of 21st century business. It is a valuable resource that, if treated correctly, can provide insight and business intelligence to drive customer engagement, productivity and competitive advantage. It is staggering, therefore, that so many organizations fail to treat their information with the care and respect it demands. Exponential data growth, new media formats,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, May 28, 2012 - 12:23
The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Louisiana has about $1 million to fund four watersheds to improve water quality. The Conservation Service is joining with the state Department of Agriculture and Forestry and the state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to help leverage money and efforts on the water-quality projects. The three agencies chose relatively small areas to focus on... Read more