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Islamic Reporting Initiative

The Islamic Reporting Initiative (IRI) is established by and for businesses across the Islamic world to lead the creation of a reporting framework for Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility (CSR) based on Islamic principles and values.

Founded in 2015, the IRI is an independent not-for-profit organization set up to guide businesses worldwide to deliver more effectively on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs)

New vertical garden allows food bank to serve up fresh greens

A food bank in Cloverdale, B.C., will begin growing its own food in the new year with two indoor growing walls capable of producing up to 600 pounds of fresh produce each year.  These vertical gardens are soil-less, require no weeding and take up minimal space.  (The president of the organization behind this initiative was one of my students – he worked on this project in one of my classes last year.)  See full story here.  

America’s First Sustainable Urban Agrihood Debuts in Detroit

For Immediate Release: 1:30 p.m. EST, Wednesday, November 30, 2016

America’s First Sustainable Urban Agrihood Debuts in Detroit

The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative to open new community center and café

DETROIT – The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) is debuting America’s first sustainable urban agrihood, an alternative neighborhood growth model in Detroit’s lower North End that positions agriculture as the centerpiece of a mixed-use urban development.

Solutions Gateway Sourcebook: Low Carbon Solutions for Urban Development Challenges

The Solutions Gateway is an online knowledge sharing platform for local governments addressing low emission development. It o΍ers political decision-makers the big picture on relevant Ȋhotȋ topics, it provides detailed guidance and practice-oriented resources to technical sta΍, and it is also a platform to showcase local best practice by leading cities and towns. This sourcebook provides a summarized overview of the type of guidance provided in the Solutions Gateway, making it also accessible to oɞine users.

Water Risk Monetizer

Developed by Ecolab and Trucost, the Water Risk Monetizer provides actionable information to help businesses understand water-related risks and quantify risks in financial terms to inform responsible decisions that enable growth. The tool is available to the public at no cost at www.WaterRiskMonetizer.com

Habitat III: Agreed Draft of the New Urban Agenda

This century will see a substantial majority of the world’s population living in urban centers. The Habitat III Conference therefore has, as its mission, the adoption of a New Urban Agenda—an action-oriented document which will set global standards of achievement in sustainable urban development, rethinking the way we build, manage, and live in cities through drawing together cooperation with committed partners, relevant stakeholders, and urban actors at all levels of government as well as the private sector.

This New Neighborhood Will Grow Its Own Food, Power Itself, And Handle Its Own Waste

ReGen Villages architectural partner EFFEKT is presenting our northern climate context version of ReGen Villages as the centerpiece of the Danish architectural pavilion for the upcoming Venice Biennale in May of 2016.

This will also be the global press announcement for ReGen Villages partnerships, development pipeline plans and launch of the marketing outreach program for the first 100 homes breaking ground in Almere, Netherlands this summer of 2016.

 

The Paris Climate Package: a guide for local and subnational governments

As the focal point of local authorities and municipalities in the United Nations climate process, ICLEI has advocated that they be recognized, engaged and empowered since 2007. To understand how this was successful and how local and subnational governments can support implementation of the COP21 outcomes, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the Urban-LEDS project have released a guide to the Paris Climate Package.

USA Sustainable Cities Initiative: Taking Stock and Building on Existing Development Efforts

Building on ongoing municipal sustainable development planning efforts, the USA Sustainable Cities Initiative (USA-SCI) is supporting SDG achievement strategies in three pilot US cities: New York (New York), Baltimore (Maryland), and San Jose (California). These cities will be global pioneers – the first to develop SDG-based city-level development strategies that will serve as a model for cities worldwide.

Routledge Sustainability Hub

Routledge Sustainability evolved from and incorporates the former Earthscan imprint and is a leading global publisher in Environment and Sustainability studies.  

An innovative knowledge centre for the global sustainability community, this Hub offers a wide range of resources about many facets of sustainability.  It includes resources by topic, sample chapters from textbooks, and a sustainability community section.

Mapping divergent concepts of sustainability

Mapping divergent concepts of sustainability: lay knowledge, local practices and environmental governance

Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, and its publisher Taylor & Francis, have partnered with Pando to feature select article abstracts.  Click here to find links to the full article.

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