The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change call for deep transformations in every country that require complementary actions by governments, civil society, science, and business. While significant progress is being made on some goals, no country is currently on track towards achieving all SDGs.
With the support from the Federal Government of Germany, the United Nations System Staff College has opened the Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development in Bonn to equip the UN and its partners with a vehicle to deliver on the learning agenda pertaining to Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.
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.
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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.
The Victoria Transport Policy Institute is an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative solutions to transportation problems. The VTPI website (http://www.vtpi.org ) has many excellent resources addressing a wide range of transport planning and policy issues. VTPI also provides consulting services.
"Some might object to our public transport being in private hands, but if we manage it well, this kind of partnership with private expertise can deliver beautiful cities as well as beautiful trains." Peter Newman makes the case in this throught-provoking piece.
Rail transit anchors downtowns and neighborhoods in communities throughout Chicago’s northern suburbs and across the region, but many of these communities are falling behind in creating mixed-income transit-oriented development. This guidebook, "Quality of Life, (e)Quality of Place, Growing Local Economies through Equitable Transit-Oriented Development", from the NGO Open Communities and the Center for Neighborhood Technology, offers case studies, policy recommendations, and public participation tools to help suburbs build affordable, accessible housing around transit.