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What does a giant chemical company has to do with an Amazonian Indigenous tribe’s future? LOTS! I have spent quite a bit of time in the Amazon rainforest and been extremely privileged to meet amazing indigenous leaders. I was also honoured to host them during the many international trips some had to take in order… » read more

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For those of you who do not know Stockholm Exergi, the basic facts are: it provides energy to all of Stockholm; it discontinued the use of coal ahead of schedule; it is owned by the city of Stockholm and Fortum, a Finish State company. Exergi is partly responsible for Stockholm’s green credentials. District heating is… » read more

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by my Guest writer Gregory Wendt and Nick Sramek The next step in the development of financial institutions in the United States is absolutely crucial, to stave off the dual threats that have the power to forever change communities in virtually every corner of the world – inequality and environmental degradation. Addressing these challenges is… » read more

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Since the dawn of the industrial age, our economies have been fundamentally linear – we take, we make, we use and then we throw away. Today, only 12% of the materials used by humans are ever returned to the economy (EU Circular Action Plan).[1] This obviously generates huge amounts of waste. But it also means… » read more

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Amazon on Fire

#365ACTNOW – Amazon on Fire – Brasils Indigenous population united to fight the Jair Bolsonaro Government. The Indian Kayapo Chief Raoni welcomed over 500 Indian Leaders from more than 50 tribes in the Amazon to a meeting in january 2020. Their fight against fires, grabbing of indian land, illegal logging, gold and diamond mining has… » read more

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In 1996, the Växjö municipality voted to end the use of fossil fuel, before the city’s 2010 Environmental Programme announced that this target should be reached by 2030. In a new report you can understand how the role of governance has played in Växjö’s efforts to achieve its Agenda 21 goals. The report describes how… » read more

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The UN expects the world temperature to rise of about 2.7°C, well above the target maximum of 1.5°C to 2°C agreed upon in Paris. Even if countries manage to match this ambition with results, people in many parts of the globe still face a future of more frequent flooding, drought and storms. Urban population growth… » read more

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e_P_8dP6EQ Now that 195 nations have promised to signed up to the Paris climate agreement, the hard work begins. The signatories have all committed to ramping up their fight against climate change, but what happens next will prove crucial. The new five-year national plans to reduce global warming will provide the roadmap for action. Continuing… » read more

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