Lou Pingeot's State of the World 2014 chapter, "Scrutinizing the Corporate Role in the Post-2015 Development Agenda," explores the shifting role of corporations in the UN’s global effort for sustainability.As national governments flounder to resolve pressing global challenges, corporations are positioning themselves within the United Nations framework as … Continue Reading ››
On the day that Worldwatch Institute launched State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible? 69,578 cyclists crossed the Dronning Louise Bridge into the centre of Copenhagen providing a very simple answer to that very weighty environmental question. Of course sustainability is possible, if we make sustainable choices. In the Danish … Continue Reading ››
The buzzwords at last Tuesday’s book launch of State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible? were those that you would expect from a room full of environmentalists worried about the planet’s future: climate change, sustainability, planetary boundaries. While it may seem that these words are used almost nonchalantly by many of … Continue Reading ››
The buzzwords at last Tuesday’s book launch of State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible? were those that you would expect from a room full of environmentalists worried about the planet’s future: “climate change”, “sustainability”, “planetary boundaries”. While it may seem that these words are used almost nonchalantly by many of … Continue Reading ››
State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible? is coming out April 16, when we’ll host a half-daylong symposium presenting the report and hearing from 11 authors over the course of the day. If you’re in DC, you can join us in person, or if you’re elsewhere in the world—join us by … Continue Reading ››
On June 11, Worldwatch’s Brazilian publisher Eduardo Athayde and Senior Researcher Michael Renner presented State of the World 2012 at the Instituto Ethos’ annual conference in São Paulo. During the plenary session of the first day of the conference, Renner and Athayde offered a preview of Estado do Mundo 2012: Rumo à Prosperidade … Continue Reading ››
The Worldwatch Institute’s 16th Annual State of the World Symposium will take place on April 11 and will be hosted at the Woman’s National Democratic Club in Washington, D.C. Worldwatch President Robert Engelman and senior researchers Michael Renner and Erik Assadourian will speak at the event, where they will officially release … Continue Reading ››
On November 25th, Worldwatch Institute launched La Situación del Mundo: Innovaciones para Alimentar el Planeta in Mexico City.
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Representatives from the University of the Americas Puebla (UDLAP), Mexico’s Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), the Department of Sustainability … Continue Reading ››
We are launching the French edition of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet in Paris next week, in partnership with the GoodPlanet Foundation.
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