INITIATIVES

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is inviting nominations for the 2015 Champions of the Earth.

South African companies have a remarkably high number of sustainability reports published annually.

INNOVATIONS

Researchers have developed a unique method to use microbes buried in pond sediment to power waste clean-up in rural areas.
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THE SUSTAINABILITY PARADIGM

VIEWPOINTS

Tropical forests can absorb more carbon dioxide than what was originally thought of.

Governments already have a powerful tool in Clean Development Mechanism that they can now use to boost and broaden international cooperation to deal with climate change.

CARBON WATCH

Countries who took on targets under Kyoto Protocol have reduced their emissions by over 20 per cent – well in excess of the 5 per cent target they aimed to meet.
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IN THE NEWS

Pledges to reduce emissions in China, Europe, US provide an important step forward for climate action, but more comprehensive effort is needed to stabilize climate below critical thresholds.

Sustainable urban land use, transportation and building efficiency are critical to China’s climate success.

As climate changes, Europe's transport system urgently needs to adapt, according to a new EEA assessment.
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SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES

Estimated worth of climate benefits from central African mangroves is up to USD 66 billion, and new satellite technology could help monitor mangrove restoration.

Illegal logging, mining, dams, and agriculture projects, paired with failure to respect indigenous land rights, imperil forests of tropical nations, finds new study.

The chances of extreme hot summers across parts of Europe have increased dramatically since the early 2000s, according to a new study by the Met Office.

New TERI report presents structural and policy recommendations to arrest current air pollution trends in India.

Exposure to chemicals released in hydraulic fracturing may have adverse reproductive health and developmental defects in humans, finds new research.