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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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#365ACTNOW – Learn from the Bush Foundation – https://lnkd.in/eF8f8fP Minnesota – Investing in great ideas and the people who power them – Video interview with Susan Hammel, CFA at Social Capital Market (SOCAP) #cities #regions  

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CSW standard banner (2) Decentralization is at the heart of the disruption we have seen brought about by new companies utilizing mass, personal connectivity in many business and industry sectors to let us transact directly with each other rather.   Decentralization does not mean it is a perfect system, actually it means restructuring existing organizational… » 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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In the last days of June, 20 Nordic mayors, nine representatives from Nordic cities, and 45 experts in urban development and climate change (from as far afield as the US, Africa and India) converged in Gotland, Sweden. They joined together for a special event at Almedalen Week – a series of talks and seminars geared… » read more

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  On a recent trip to San Francisco and Austin, Texas, I found myself accompanied by two potential agents of change – Benjamin Barber’s book If Mayors Ruled the World and a newly appointed Swedish city mayor, Niklas Nordström. The former has the power to inspire and empower local politicians who wish to take on… » read more

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IPCC. Drought. Storms. CO2 levels of 400 ppm. In 2014, climate change and sustainability moved from being distinct environmental concerns to becoming systematic welfare issues. Agricultural production was effected by both droughts and floods in many areas around the world. We have also seen war and conflictemerge in the wake of climate change and the… » read more

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I often find myself thinking about our ability to make decisions. Perhaps this is because the fundamental ethics that lie behind our choices can apply to both the large and small issues that we deal with each day – at work, with our families or when we go shopping. Psychologists and philosophers like Kant and… » read more

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