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Is Sustainability Still Possible?

Is Sustainability Still Possible?

Is Sustainability Still Possible? The conversation continues at sustainabilitypossible.org.

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Growing City Populations Face Unique Challenges

Growing City Populations Face Unique Challenges

The world’s urban population is expected to grow to 6.3 billion by 2050, putting even more pressure on developing country cities.

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Syria’s Drought and Climate Upheaval

Syria’s Drought and Climate Upheaval

Syria’s experience suggests that environmental and resource pressures, including climate change, could become an important driver of displacement and conflict in the future.

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Rio+20: A move towards more sustainable transportation

Rio+20: A move towards more sustainable transportation

Transportation emits ~80% of the harmful air pollutants; we must decrease emissions to improve health & sustainability

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Copenhagen Aspires to be the First Carbon Neutral Capital in the World

Copenhagen Aspires to be the First Carbon Neutral Capital in the World

The City Council of Copenhagen is aiming to make the capital carbon neutral by 2025 – the first capital city in the world to do so. CO2 emissions have already been reduced by 21 % since 2005.

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Voluntary Commitments—The Way Forward After Rio+20?

Voluntary Commitments—The Way Forward After Rio+20?

Michael Renner discusses why a global policy framework is necessary for strategic, voluntary commitments to be effective and sustainable

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Every Building Should Be Sustainable, Not Just Green

Every Building Should Be Sustainable, Not Just Green

State of the World author, Kaarin Taipale, discusses innovative ways to make construction more sustainable

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The Future We Want: Reflections from Rio+20

The Future We Want: Reflections from Rio+20

Senior Fellow, Michael Renner, provides insight into Rio+20 and “The Future We Want”

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A Generation’s Plea for an Effective Rio

A Generation’s Plea for an Effective Rio

Given the urgency of global action, how can we ensure Rio +20 engages stakeholders and has long-lasting impacts, in order to protect the future?

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

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

Worldwatch’s Brazilian publisher Eduardo Athayde and Senior Researcher Michael Renner presented State of the World 2012 in Brazil

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Adding to our Knowledge of Green Jobs

Adding to our Knowledge of Green Jobs

A recently released report outlines steps to a green economy and a sustainable future

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Initiatives in advance of Rio +20

Initiatives in advance of Rio +20

In advance of Rio, stakeholders have been discussing shared goals– revealing the importance of equity, governance and interdependency.

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Going Solo or Going Multigenerational?

Going Solo or Going Multigenerational?

A new book suggests that living alone could be a very green option. But wouldn’t living with one’s parents, grandparents, and children be even more sustainable?

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What Does a One-planet City Look Like?

What Does a One-planet City Look Like?

Vancouver is trying to be the world’s Greenest City, but that is far from a truly sustainable city. What changes are really needed?

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São Paulo: Ready to Lead into a Greener Future?

São Paulo: Ready to Lead into a Greener Future?

As climate negotiations were getting under way last week in Cancún, Mexico, I found myself some 6,600 kilometers to the south, in São Paulo, Brazil. [Read More...]

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