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People who coined the phrase ‘Leave no one behind’

Mostafa Kamal Majumder The Workability International Asia will have its next annual general meeting on in Dhaka in November 2020, it was decided at a board meeting of the organisation held on 25-26 November at the Bangladesh Pratibandhi Kalyan Samity (BPKS) complex in the Dakhskin Khan area, on the Northeastern fringe of the metropolitan city of Dhaka. The programme was ... Read More »

‘Sustainable Resolution of the Rohingya Crisis’

Mahfuz Adnan New York, Sept 28 – The activists concerned have called for world conscience to be addressed in a permanent solution to the Rohingya issue, adding that it is important for Myanmar to be extradited to the international court for crimes against humanity. However, with the sources of China, Bangladesh and Myanmar meeting at the UN, however, some are ... Read More »

Civil Society urges inclusive, resilient, sustainable cities

By Cristina Fan Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, Sep 9 2019 (IPS) – The United Nations held its first major international conference in one of America’s mountain states, bringing scores of civil society organizations (CSOs) to discuss ways on making “cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable by 2030.” The annual UN Civil Society Conference, which had been ... Read More »

Agroecological innovations for sustainable food systems: FAO

The High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN) of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) released its report on “Agroecological approaches and other innovations for sustainable agriculture and food systems that enhance food security and nutrition” on 3 July, 2019, in Rome, stating that “profound transformation is needed”. Read More »

Don’t fear the scooter

by Alon Tal Tel Aviv – Electric bicycles and scooters are taking a lot of heat. Concerns about traffic fatalities, terrorized pedestrians, and urban lawlessness have led a growing chorus of politicians and media commentators to conclude that the technology should be banned outright. But these critics are missing the point. Small, portable, electric transportation options are a tremendous opportun ... Read More »

Sustainable development needs fundamental governance changes

New York, 8 July 2019: “The world is off-track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Most governments have failed to turn the transformational vision of the 2030 Agenda into real transformational policies. Even worse, xenophobia and authoritarianism are on the rise in a growing number of countries.” “The implementation of the 2030 Agenda is not just a matter of ... Read More »

Sustainable Food Systems: The Biofortification Connection

Peter Goldstein The speakers at this year’s EAT Stockholm Food Forum delivered a consistent message to the roughly 1,000 attendees: Current global diets are damaging human health and planetary well-being. The foods we produce, and the ways we produce them, contribute to alarming trends in the global climate, pollution, and biodiversity loss. We need to take remedial actions locally and ... Read More »

Budgetary reform for sustainable development in BD urged

Dhaka, June 21 – Sushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan), a civil society platform of Bangladesh called for budgetary system reform for sustainable development. The platform recommended the budgetary system be reformed to effectively impact the country’s sustainable development at roundtable programme held at Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka yesterday (Friday). Shujan said in its reaction to the proposed national budget for ... Read More »

The rising tide of sustainable seafood

By Teresa Ish and Henrik Österblom Stockholm – McDonald’s. Hilton. IKEA. Each of these corporate titans enjoys an enormous customer base. But what most of their customers might not realize is that these companies are leaders in ocean stewardship: they all sell sustainable seafood. This is an important precedent – but it is not enough. When it comes to harvesting ... Read More »

New sustainable infrastructure coming to 9 cities

Bogotá, Bucaramanga, Cali, Montería, Tshwane, Quito, Curitiba, Quezon City, and Dar es Salaam will receive support in implementing sustainable projects. The announcement made at CFFactory conference in Berlin. Berlin, Germany, 28 November 2018 – Nine cities will receive specialist financial advice and bespoke support from leading global experts to develop sustainable infrastructure projects from great ideas and plans into fully financed ... Read More »

Free, sustainable school lunch for all, Alice Waters pledge

From Danielle NierenbergGreetings from Iowa! This weekend, I’m at Niman Ranch’s 20th Annual Hog Farmer Appreciation Dinner. I’ll have the honour of celebrating the work of amazing farmers like Paul Willis, Rancher and Farmer at Niman Ranch Pork Company. I’ll also be moderating a panel featuring John Ikerd, scholar and author at the University of Missouri; Fresh Kirschenmann, President of ... Read More »

Sustainable, responsible tourism to be focus of ITB Berlin

-By Raquib Siddiqi Responsible travel and the designation by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) of the “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development “ are the main themes at the world’s largest travel trade fair. From 8 to 12 March 2017 nearly 60 exhibitors from 35 countries will be presenting their latest offers and products for adventure and ecological travel, ... Read More »

Urge for sustainable architecture

Agency Dhaka: A day-long seminar on Sustainable Architecture in Bengal was held at the La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka on Thursday with a view to creating a new approach to the architectural heritage in Bangladesh. Read More »