Enter your Innovative Ideas to Transform the Cities of Our Future

Cities for Our Future Challenge Shanghai
A new global competition is encouraging students and youth to submit their innovative urban solution ideas to help transform the cities of our future. The contest aims to identify the top solutions to specific challenges facing 24 cities around the world and the winning idea will receive a prize of £50,000 to assist with implementation. The competition 'The Cities for Our Future Challenge' is run by RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) to mark its 150th anniversary and was launched in partnership with the United Kingdom National Commission for UNESCO and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
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New Report Shows that Money Does Grow on Trees

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A new report by World Resources Institute (WRI) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) reveals that businesses around the world are making money by planting trees, unleashing a growth opportunity for venture capital, private equity and impact investors. The research

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Fall in love with sustainable alternatives this Valentines Day

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The United Nations Environment Program is urging people around the world to ‘break up’ with plastic and fall in love with sustainable alternatives this Valentines Day.

UNEP has created this 2-minute Valentine’s day film, “It’s not me, it’s you,” which

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New Report Identifies Opportunities to Achieve Global Goals

Global Opportunity Report 2018

This year’s Global Opportunity Report is focused on solutions and identifying new markets that could help accelerate action towards achieving the targets of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The report address solutions related to Goals 10, 12,

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FAO launches new Climate-Smart Agriculture web platform

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The United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has produced a new online sourcebook for how to implement "climate-smart" approaches to agriculture, launched at the UNFCCC's COP23 climate summit in Bonn this month.
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Volvo Ocean Race Team to Turn the Tide on Plastic

volvo ocean race 2017

Each year, teams compete in the world’s longest and toughest professional sporting event and arguably sailing’s toughest team challenge – the Volvo Ocean race. This year, one team “Turn the Tide on Plastic’, will be racing to raise

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African Ministers Announce New Commitment to Sustainability

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This month, Ministers from 12 African countries have announced a new commitment to sustainability during a meeting marking the fifth anniversary of the Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa (GDSA). The meeting also served to formally welcome Madagascar as a

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South-South knowledge-sharing crucial for ending poverty and achieving the global goals

Photo- Emmanuel Akinbobola: UNDP

At the second annual Global Goals Week in New York this year, the Republic of Uganda and UNDP convened a special event to look at a critical issue on the path to a more equitable future – that of transferring

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World’s First Augmented Reality Wildlife Photographer of the Year Announced

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A world-first, augmented reality (AR) photo competition using Safari Central, a gaming app encouraging wildlife conservation, has resulted in hundreds of submissions from smartphone users worldwide resulting in the selection of contest winner, Richard Gudz from Pennsylvania in the United

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Africa’s Watershed Moment: Better Water Management is the Key to Sustainable Development, says new report

River Taxi, Madagascar
A new report commissioned by WWF - Africa’s Watershed Moment: How better water management can underpin Africa’s developmenthighlights how the management of water is fundamental to sustainable development across the continent.
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