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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.

UN Academic Impact

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is a global initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in furthering the realization of the purposes and mandate of the Organization through activities and research in a shared culture of intellectual social responsibility.

Membership in the United Nations Academic Impact is open to all institutions of higher education granting degrees or their equivalent, as well as bodies whose substantive responsibilities relate to the conduct of research.


Technology is expensive and nonprofits can't afford many existing solutions or even realize that they need technology to achieve results. Core Technology Foundation, Inc. (CoreTech) has built an open source platform called CORE to help nonprofits build applications that easily scale to impact hundreds of millions of lives.

Sustainability Education and Local Government Competence

Sustainability, education and local government: insights from the Australian state of Victoria

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.

How fragile are our cities? New study published by the World Economic Forum

The world is urbanizing at a breakneck pace. But not all regions are moving at the same speed. Most population growth today and tomorrow will occur in the sprawling cities and slums of Africa and Asia. Just three countries — China, India and Nigeria — will account for 40% of global growth over the next decade. Meanwhile, many cities in North America and Western Europe are actually shrinking.

A circular economy model of economic growth

• A closed circular economy model is presented.
• Environmental quality cannot be maintained or improved via economic growth.
• The improvement in environmental quality can be achieved by an increase in the recycling ratio.

Community-University Collaboration Key to Climate Leadership in Keene, New Hampshire, USA

Keene, NH, a modestly-sized municipality with modest resources,  has emerged as a leader in climate mitigation and adaptation, not only among New Hampshire municipalities, but nationally. A history of collaboration with local educational institutions was instrumental in Keene’s planAntioch University New England (AUNE) has been synergistic with Keene’s progress....


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