Category Archives: State of the World

Green or Greedy? Corporations’ Role in Global Sustainable Development

cover_2014SoWLou 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 ››

Digital Dilemma: Is the Internet Killing (or Saving) the Planet?

Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World 2014 explores the benefits and challenges that digital technologies offer for sustainability   Washington, D.C.cover_2014SoW—With resource-saving notions like “the paperless office” and “telecommuting,” the digital age holds great environmental promise. But have digital technologies really helped to improve global sustainability? In the Worldwatch … Continue Reading ››

State of the World 2013 Launch and Seminar Report

by Katerina Batzaki

Copenhagen

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 ››

Launching State of the World 2013

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 ››

Launching “State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible?”

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 ››

Rumo à Prosperidade Sustentável: Launch of State of the World 2012 in Brazil

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 ››