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Sustainable Development

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News and Opinion

Coverage of sustainable development since March 3, 2021.

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Differences in national food security best explained by household income, not agriculture

"...One of the most comprehensive statistical analyses of drivers of food insecurity across 65 countries has concluded that household income consistently explains more discrepancy in food security than any other factor, including agricultural land resources and production. The Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth study, "Cross-national analysis of food security drivers: comparing results based on the Food Insecurity Experience Scale and Global Food Security Index," was recently published by the peer-reviewed journal Food Security..."

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Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) Blog

"...In 2019, the United Nations Environment Programme (“UNEP”) released its latest global chemicals outlook report, which indicated that the 2002 goal of the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development, reiterated in 2006 and 2012, of achieving by 2020 the environmentally sound management of chemicals and wastes, will not be achieved. It undoubtedly was not. The UNEP report noted that trends data suggested the doubling of the global chemicals market between 2017 and 2030 will increase global chemical releases, exposures, concentrations and adverse health and environmental impacts unless the sound management of chemicals is achieved worldwide..."

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UPF presents its Planetary Wellbeing initiative to the world in a scientific article

"...The article involves the participation of several proponents of the initiative from different departments of the University, as well as research institutions in France, the United Kingdom and the United States, including two prestigious international researchers: Howard Frumkin, one of the world's leading experts in Planetary Health, and Marc Fleurbaey, one of the most renowned international economists in the field of wellbeing and climate change..."

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Study calls for urgent climate change action to secure global food supply

"..."The combination of climate change and the quality of nutrition is the major public health challenge of this decade and, indeed, this century. Despite positive advances in world nutrition rates, we are still facing the ongoing threat of climate change to our global food supply, with Sub-Saharan Africa and part of Asia most at risk" Professor Binns said..."

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UK publishes new Climate-Defence Roadmap aiming for Zero-Emissions by 2050

"...The United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence (MoD) published a new roadmap on how to address the impacts of climate change on the activities of the armed forces. The ambition outlined is to enhance the resilience of the army’s operations and assets, whilst also creating a more sustainable and environmentally focused culture within the wider defence sector. Lieutenant-General Richard Nugee, who spoke at the webinar on climate security hosted by the PSI and British Embassy in the Netherlands last month, was tasked by the MoD to assess the readiness of the British armed forces to climate considerations..."

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The opportunities and risks of digitalization for sustainable development

"...Digitalisation can support transitions towards a more sustainable society if technologies and processes are designed in line with suitable criteria. This requires a systemic focus on the risks and benefits of digital technologies across the three dimensions of sustainable development: the environment, society, and the economy. This is the conclusion of a study prepared by a team of researchers at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam..."

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Aquatic biodiversity key to sustainable, nutrient-rich diets

"...Seafood is a pillar of global food security--long recognized for its protein content. But research is highlighting a critical new link between the biodiversity of aquatic ecosystems and the micronutrient-rich seafood diets that help combat micronutrient deficiencies, or 'hidden hunger', in vulnerable populations..."

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MOF-based sensor for water quality testing

"...In United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Number 6, addresses the need for access to clean water and sanitation for all. In the worldwide situation, one in three people do not have access to safe drinking water, and two out of five do not have basic hand-washing facilities with soap and water..."

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Troubled waters: Federal government to improve ocean health by 2030

"...In 10 years, the UN hopes the global community removes pollution sources, restores marine ecosystems, and works together to generate knowledge about the changing ocean.  ..."

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Animal advocates win big

"...Our Voice For Change wins first place in the Sustainable Development Challenge..."

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Agricultural biodiversity:

"...The survey integrated transdisciplinary data and concepts and included demographic factors in the analysis of responses. Results showed that scientists rated biodiversity, agri-environmental programs and conservation measures as more important to agricultural production, ecosystem resilience and sustainability than farmers. "Scientists also valued scientific information as more important for agricultural decisions, while farmers valued government and agricultural sector information sources more," explains Anett Richter, co-author of the study from the Thünen Institute in Germany..."

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How global sustainable development will affect forests

"...The United Nations' 17 key areas for global development - known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - range from tackling poverty, hunger and sanitation to promoting clean energy, economic growth and reducing inequality..."

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Jobs in sustainable development

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Manager, Sustainable Development - Sunshine Coast Regional District (Sechelt, BC)

"...Minimum of five (5) years of progressive sustainable development-related experience, including two (2) years of supervising technical staff, and experience working with community groups, First Nations, and other stakeholders, preferably in local government..."

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Sustainable Development Compliance Officer - Katzie (Pitt Meadows, BC)

"...The SDCO investigates and processes alleged KFN law violations and takes remedial action as required to obtain compliance, recommends legal action as required, gathers evidence and prepares information for prosecution..."

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Climate Change and Regional Growth Strategy Analyst - Regional District of Nanaimo (Nanaimo, BC)

"...In addition, a knowledge of local government practices in: GHG emissions reductions, climate change adaptation and mitigation, sustainable development, asset management, and resilience; strong interpersonal communication and conflict resolution skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, database management, GIS and GHS software; and possession of a valid Class 5 Drivers License is required..."

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Talent Development Partner

"...Aid in the building of inclusive and equitable internal talent processes/pipelines (such as succession planning) within the organization and provides..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention sustainable development.

But what about drugs?

Duration: 19:04

"...The Sustainable Development Goals aim to improve the most important things about life on Earth..."

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Inger Andersen

Duration: 16:06

"...Nature is our Best Prescription for an Integrated Health Insurance Policy..."

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Episode 69: Interview with Marc Ventresca and Michele Scataglini

Duration: 48:58

"...Solutions to many of the major problems in the world have been identified in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)..."

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041: ENCORE PRESENTATION: Why the Sustainable Development Goals Really Are a Very Big Bid Deal

Duration: 34:33

"...We hear a lot about the Sustainable Development Goals, or "SDGs" these days, with major pension funds like Calvert aligning their portfolios with them, and up to $12 trillion in finance, by one estimate, ready to do the same the same..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about sustainable development.

The Adaptation Principles: 6 Ways to Build Resilience to Climate Change

"...What can countries do to be more resilient to climate change? The report “The Adaptation Principles: A Guide for Designing Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience” lays out 6 principles – as well as 26 actions, 12 toolboxes and 111 indicators – to help ministries of finance approach adaptation challenges..."

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Highlights 2021 Spring Meetings | Key Green Transitions: How Systems Are Changing for 👥 and 🌎

"...The event Key Green Transitions: How Systems Are Changing for People and Planet centered on the need to decarbonize key sectors of the economy that account for more than 90% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including energy, transport and food systems..."

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Climate change: understanding the facts (Vostok ice core)

"...This is based on the Vostok ice core research published in 1999 and more recent research published by the European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica (EPICA) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report published in October 2013..."

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What's happening at #Innovate4Climate 2019: Finding ways to accelerate energy storage solutions

"...This year’s Innovate4climate (I4C) will have a priority focus on battery storage, helping to identify ways to overcome the technology, policy and financing barriers to deploy batteries widely and close the energy storage gap..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about sustainable development relevant to the latest news.

Impacts of Climatic Change and Database Information Design on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Water-Scarce Regions

"...These impacts can trickle down to affect other links in the nexus such as the energy and food supply as well as Tanfeedh plans for economic diversification in agriculture and fisheries proposed by the central government..."

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Quantifying economic-social-environmental trade-offs and synergies of water-supply constraints: An application to the capital re

"...A total of 120 industrial transition scenarios including nine major industries with high water-intensities and water consumption under current development pathways were developed to facilitate the trade-off and synergy analysis between economic loss, social goals (here, the number of jobs) and environmental protection (with grey water footprint representing water pollution) triggered by water conservation measures..."

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Measuring the nexus between economic development and environmental quality based on environmental Kuznets curve: a comparative

"...Given that China?s current environmental quality threatens its long-term sustainable economic development, certain attention must be paid to curb environmental pollution in China..."

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Cooperation or competition? State environmental relations and the SDGs agenda in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region

"...Population and economic growth, alongside global issues such as climate change, have increased the pressure on vulnerable ecosystems..."

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An empirical assessment of the effects of electricity access on food security

"...While it may have significant impacts on various dimensions of development and sustainability, this study focuses on its effect on the level of food security of the overall population (SDG 2)..."

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Evaluation of lake wetland ecotourism resources based on remote sensing ecological index

"...From the perspective of optimizing the allocation of water resources, it is proposed that the ecological value and sustainable development of tail lake wetland should be paid attention to while the large-scale development of water and soil resources in the main source river basins..."

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Recycling of construction and demolition waste and its impact on climate change and sustainable development

"...Analysis showed that C&D waste recycling could be an effective mitigation option to reduce the risk of landslides; reduce the energy consumption; offset the greenhouse emissions where about 39% is attributed to the construction industry; recover added-value materials; create jobs; and protect the earth?s natural resources..."

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Optimization of eco-design decisions using a parametric life cycle assessment

"...The manufacturing industry consumes an excessive amount of materials, mainly from virgin sources and energy streams, which contributes significantly to global environmental problems such as climate change..."

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Air quality and urban sustainable development: the application of machine learning tools

"...There are a limited number of studies with applications of machine learning tools to characterize and forecast behavior of the environmental, social and economic dimensions of sustainable development as they pertain to air quality..."

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Comprehensive evaluation and prediction of tourism ecological security in droughty area national parks?a case study of Qilian M

"...However, there is still a lack of systematic research on the environmental impact of tourism activities and on achieving sustainable development of ecotourism in national parks..."

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Evaluation of a new combined energy system performance to produce electricity and hydrogen with energy storage option

"...On the other hand, in order to attain sustainable development for the use of renewable energy sources due to their nature, energy storage is required..."

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Socio-cognitive constraints and opportunities for sustainable intensification in South Asia: insights from fuzzy cognitive mapp

"...Appreciating and dealing with the plurality of farmers? perceptions and their contextual knowledge and perspectives of the functioning and performance of their agroecosystems?in other words, their ?mental models??is central for appropriate and sustainable agricultural development..."

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