Tag Archive: Sustainable Development

Jul 11 2015

Stockholm Resilience Centre: Overcoming barriers to adopt sustainable agriculture?

Seminar by Ram Fishman, assistant professor of Economics and International Affairs at George Washington University The Stockholm Resilience Centre is a new international centre that advances transdisciplinary research for governance of social-ecological systems with a special emphasis on resilience – the ability to deal with change and continue to develop. It is a joint initiative …

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May 11 2015

Shou-En Zhu: Getting to grips with graphene

Graphene, a nano-structure, has many different usages. For instance, imagine a world where you would be able to desalinate water with a tool that can fit in your pocket or windows that can produce power because of it’s conductivity and clarity. Imagine all electronic devices fully charged in 10 minutes or electronic devices embedded in …

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May 10 2015

HBO: VICE | GMO Savior Seeds?

Isobel Yeung explored the growth of Monsanto’s pestacide resistant GMOs and its consequences. This is her debrief from Season 3 Episode 9 of VICE on HBO.  

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Feb 13 2015

Chibi Moku: Architecture Spotlight | Reclaimed Modern by Dwell Development | Seattle, Washington

This new home in Columbia City, US, can claim to not only be energy efficient, nor only to make sustainable use of materials – reclaimed Modern has near net zero energy consumption and is built using reclaimed metal, wood and concrete.  

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Jan 31 2015

Robert Muggah: How to protect fast-growing cities from failing

Worldwide, violence is on the decline, but in the crowded cities of the global south — cities like Aleppo, Bamako and Caracas — violence is actually accelerating, fueled by the drug trade, mass unemployment and civil unrest. Security researcher Robert Muggah turns our attention toward these “fragile cities,” super-fast-growing places where infrastructure is weak and …

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Nov 28 2014

MilkenInstitute: Energy | Powering the Green Economy

California leads the nation in energy-efficiency standards, thanks to legislation that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emission levels by 2020 through smarter energy use and adopting renewable technologies. How is the cap-and-trade program performing in cutting emissions and generating revenue? What’s our track record in implementing solar, wind and other forms of renewables? Is additional …

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Oct 24 2014

LSE Public Lectures and Events: Religion and the Environment

Speaker(s): Bruno Latour, Rowan Williams Chair: Professor Craig Calhoun Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Williams of Oystermouth and the renowned sociologist Professor Bruno Latour will discuss the role of religion in society within the context of escalating environmental crisis.   http://richmedia.lse.ac.uk/publiclecturesandevents/20141024_1400_religionEnvironment.mp3

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Oct 22 2014

The Aspen Institute: Wheels of Change: What’s Driving the Future of Urban Mobility

Janette Sadik-Khan, Principal, Bloomberg Associates Donald Shoup, Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies, UCLA John Zimmer, Co-Founder and President, Lyft Moderator: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic Presented by the Aspen Institute, The Atlantic, and Bloomberg Philanthropies, the second annual CityLab: Global Solutions to …

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Oct 03 2014

Aalto University: Researchers convert CO2 into a valuable resource

Researchers have opened a pilot plant that converts carbon dioxide and slag, the by-product of steel manufacturing, into a valuable mineral product. The product, Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC), is used in e.g. plastics, papers, rubbers and paints. The innovative plant represents the next stage prior commercialization of a new process that consumes carbon dioxide in …

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Sep 26 2014

LSE Public Lectures and Events: Energy and Growth: Facts and Consequences

Speaker(s): Professor Michael Greenstone, Dr Kaikaus Ahmad, Dr Mohammad Irfan Elahi, Sanjay Kumar Singh Chair: Professor Robin Burgess Recorded on 24 September 2014 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building. Economic growth depends critically on access to reliable energy. However, in much of the world, connectivity remains low, supply in connected areas is unreliable, and, …

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Sep 04 2014

Nature Podcast: 04 September 2014

This week, sustainable farming to feed a hungry world, gene editing for research and therapy, and a fresh look at Aristotle’s science.

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Aug 30 2014

Aspen Institute discussion: Global Trends That Will Affect us All: Are We Ready?

By 2030, no country is likely to be a globally hegemonic power, and four megatrends will have shaped international relations: accelerated individual empowerment; the continued rebalancing of the (economic) world; novel and diverging demographic patterns; and scarcity and uncertainty in global resources. Multinational companies — as well as multilateral organizations (World Bank, IMF) and NGOs …

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Jul 23 2014

The University of Chicago: Clean Energy 2030 | Building a Sustainable Future

Three prominent Argonne National Laboratory scientists and a University of Chicago economist discuss the future of clean energy. The video premiered at the UChicago/Argonne/Fermilab Joint Speaker Series event, “Clean Energy 2030: Building a Sustainable Future,” held at Argonne on December 4, 2013. Interview subjects include George Crabtree, senior scientist, distinguished fellow, and associate division director, …

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Jun 23 2014

Geert Hofstede: Business Goals for a Sustainable World Economy

Record date: Monday 28th October 2013 Location: School of Business and Economics Title: Business Goals For A Sustainable World Economy – Beyond Growth, Greed and Quarterly Results Speaker: Prof. Emeritus Geert Hofstede Maastricht University – School of Business and Economics  

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May 01 2014

Paul Polman: Project sunlight: Creating the right climate for growth

The Grantham Annual Lecture 2014 was delivered by Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever. Talking about economic growth and climate change. There is no trade off between the two according to Polman. Hosted by The Imperial College London.  

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Mar 24 2014

10 Years of the First PhD in Sustainable Development with Jeffrey Sachs & Joseph Stiglitz

Published on Mar 20, 2014 The School of International and Public Affairs and The Earth Institute, Columbia University present, “Celebrating 10 Years of the First PhD in Sustainable Development: Research Challenges in Sustainable Development.” Panelists: Joseph E. Stiglitz University Professor Co-director, Sustainable Development PhD Program Jeffrey D. Sachs Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor …

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Feb 17 2014

John Fullerton and Hunter Lovins: Rethinking global finance

As written by John Fullerton and Hunter Lovins; Science tells us we are in ecological overshoot. We are using Earth’s resources faster than they can be regenerated. So, too, are we in economic and financial overshoot, propelled by a financial system that demands growth with no concern for the environment and little regard for human …

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Feb 16 2014

Leyla Acaroglu: Paper beats plastic? How to rethink environmental folklore

FILMED FEB 2013 • POSTED FEB 2014  • TED2013 Most of us want to do the right thing when it comes to the environment. But things aren’t as simple as opting for the paper bag, says sustainability strategist Leyla Acaroglu. A bold call for us to let go of tightly-held green myths and think bigger …

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Feb 01 2014

Food Population and Security – Water Climate and Society: Challenges in a Rapidly Changing World

Explore climate change issues with a focus on food and agriculture, population and security. Moderator: Greg Dalton, Founder, Climate One at The Commonwealth Club. Panelists: Claire Kremen, Director, Berkeley Food Institute and Professor, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley; Solomon Hsiang, Assistant Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley; Malcolm Potts, Director, Bixby …

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Jan 18 2014

Charles Moore: Plastic Ocean

Webcast sponsored by Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by UBC Reads Sustainability. Captain Charles Moore, a scientist and activist, discusses “The Greatest Infection of the Sea” detailed in his acclaimed new book Plastic Ocean. Learn the shocking truth about the unintended consequences of the “Age of Plastics”, how we got here, & what …

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