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World’s Top Sustainability Experts Rethink Consumption

Rethink Consumption_UNEP

Some of the world’s top sustainability experts met recently to rethink consumption and production patterns and ways of accelerating progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).   An accelerated shift to sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns is indispensable for re-shaping our economies and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), concluded the panel of high-level experts, […]




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Mobile tech provides weather forecasts for small farmers in West Africa

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Mobile technology is being used in the form of SMS texts to provide critical weather forecasts for small farmers in West Africa – helping farmers better plan and manage their crops. This initiative by Ignitia, a high-tech social enterprise, is part of the global Business Call to Action (that encourages companies to fight poverty through inclusive […]




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Project Everyone – engaging the world in ensuring a sustainable future

#globalgoals and #wehaveaplan

Project Everyone is an ambitious new campaign which aims to share news and information about the global sustainable development goals with 7 billion people around the world – in just 7 days! Project Everyone was founded by Richard Curtis (film maker and founder of Comic Relief) and its aim is to make the global sustainable development […]




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New technology helps prevent post-harvest losses without refrigeration

Wakati food storage in Africa

In Africa, many smallholder farmers face the challenge of post-harvest food losses because they aren’t able to store perishable fruits and vegetables adequately before they reach the market. With fast growing populations, increased food insecurity in Africa, and the need to address global poverty levels, technology innovations that can address these challenges, provide sustainable solutions of the future. Wakati […]




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Creating a #NewVision for the Future of our Planet

#NewVision Future

Today marks World Environment Day – celebrated annually around the world on 5 June. This year the theme is “Seven billion dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care” – reminding us that our futures and our aspirations for a better world are inextricably interlinked and that the solutions to global challenges like climate change will only […]




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Switching on to efficient lighting

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The worldwide transition towards more energy efficient lighting has begun. To accelerate the phase-in of advanced lighting technologies that will help save energy, reduce carbon emissions and provide light to millions of people who currently lack access – governments, public and private sector representatives met at the Global Forum on Efficient Lighting to agree on plans to […]




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What’s your Plastic Footprint?

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Many people and companies today measure and manage their carbon footprints, water footprints, consumption and production patterns – but have you considered your plastic footprint? Furthermore, have you considered the impact of plastic waste on the environment, our oceans and economies around the world affected by the impacts of plastic waste. Plastics are used these […]




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Metal Recycling, Product Design and the Environment

Metal recycling

To meet the growing global demand for metals – while also meeting sustainability goals and reducing the environmental impacts associated with use and production of metals – requires a rethink of product design and metal recycling practices.   Theoretically, metals can be recycled almost indefinitely, thus presenting a valuable opportunity to reduce environmental degradation, energy […]




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Unreasonable at Sea: Entrepreneurs Set Sail to Change the World

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Unreasonable at Sea is a radical experiment in transnational entrepreneurship, design-thinking, and education, designed to scale-up effective technological solutions to the greatest challenges of our time. Working directly with technology based companies and entrepreneurs who are passionate to tackle the world’s toughest problems, Unreasonable at Sea is a unique mentor-driven accelerator programme that will place […]




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Mozambikes crée une culture du vélo durable au Mozambique

Lauren Thomas, co-fondatrice de Mozambikes au Mozambique.

Mozambikes est une nouvelle et innovante entreprise de vélo au Mozambique; elle soutient le cyclisme comme moyen de mobilité durable – tout en offrant aux entreprises une chance unique de se faire de la publicité sur les panneaux mobiles transportés par les vélos. Mozambikes contribue à créer une culture du cyclisme durable au Mozambique et […]




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