Singapore challenges you to a carbon-off
Aug31

Singapore challenges you to a carbon-off

Singapore launched its Climate Innovation Challenge 2016, which involved a 36-hour hackathon to promote innovative, cost-effective green solutions that safeguard the city-state’s environment. Singapore challenges you to a carbon-off Open to all eco-preneurs and tech wizards interested combating the climate crises the contestants focused on solving a range of challenges with prizes of up to $5,000 for grabs. The challenges were:...

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A green urban transportation future
Jul28

A green urban transportation future

Globally, the transportation sector, which includes the movement of people and goods by cars, trucks, trains, ships, airplanes and other vehicles, is one of the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG): Transportation produces around 23% of global GHG emissions from fuel combustions and is one of the fastest growing consumers of fossil fuels and the fastest growing source of GHG emissions. Energy consumption and GHG...

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Vancouver a hub of green growth
Jul21

Vancouver a hub of green growth

Vancouver’s Greenest City 2020 Action Plan aims to turn Vancouver in a hub of green growth. The Action Plan specifically aims to double the number of green jobs over 2010 levels by 2020 and double the number of companies that are actively engaged in greening their operations over 2011 levels by 2020. Vancouver’s Green and Digital Demonstration Program To increase Vancouver’s reputation as a hub of green growth the city has established...

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Ethics and the Environment – Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic
Jul01

Ethics and the Environment – Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic

“Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one else is watching – even when doing the wrong thing is legal” Aldo Leopold In the face of climate change, human beings have many decisions to contend with. One such decision is to continue on our current path of business-as-usual, ignoring the science and consequences of climate change or to act now by mitigating or adapting to the issues at stake. If humans take...

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Dubai becoming a smarter sustainable city
May10

Dubai becoming a smarter sustainable city

Dubai is the first city to trial the efficiency and sustainability of its operations using key performance indicators developed by the ITU-F Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities. This two-year pilot project will evaluate the feasibility of the indicators with the aim of contributing towards their international standardization. Dubai is already on its way to becoming a smart and sustainable city with the launch of its Dubai Plan...

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