Sustainable development is an approach to development that takes the finite resources of the Earth into consideration and hereby respects the planetary boundaries. This week in New York, governments gather at the UN General Assembly to present 17 goals which should guide the right pathway to sustainable development. The so-called Sustainable Development Goals (SGD) have been developed in a three-year process by national governments building on the expertise of international organizations and civil society groups.
September 25, 2015 No Comments
A little over two years ago, 10 international organisations had an ambitious idea. Building on the successes of 100% renewable energy regions and towns, they would take the concept to the world and promote the idea to a global audience. Looking at Germany, the Energiewende had become mainstream and had brought energy independence to millions of citizens through cooperatives, and small-scale renewable energy projects. The goal of the Global 100% RE campaign has been to mainstream this movement in other countries, and within a couple of years, the it had met many of its goals, with articles on 100% RE regions and cities popping up in major publications such as The Guardian and Cleantechnica. Governments across the world were taking notice; a movement had been born.
August 14, 2015 No Comments
Dirty industrialization or green electricity? Populous emerging countries are facing this important decision. In cooperation with Greenpeace, an indigenous community in the jungle of Indonesia demonstrates how sustainable modernisation is possible.
July 30, 2015 No Comments