#KnowYourGoals – A Campaign for the SDGs

Last July 28th, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Youth Network announced ‪#‎KnowYourGoals‬ – a global campaign to bring awareness of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to communities all over the world! In partnership with oikos and Project Everyone, #KnowYourGoals calls upon everyone – organisations and individuals – to host an event during the monthContinue reading “#KnowYourGoals – A Campaign for the SDGs”

Comments on Goal 9 of the UNSDSN draft report Indicators for SDGs

After the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network unveiled its Action Agenda for Sustainable Development in June 2013, suggesting ten operational priorities for the post-2015 development agenda and proposing 10 goals (the so-called Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs) with 30 associated targets to replace the expiring Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) , intensive work has been conducted by the 12 ThematicContinue reading “Comments on Goal 9 of the UNSDSN draft report Indicators for SDGs”

Europe’s woes? Look in the mirror

by Dario Piselli, Greening USiena coordinator As we anticipated a few days ago, I (acting as the coordinator of Greening USiena) participated to a public meeting with European Commissioner for the Environment Janez Potočnik last friday. The initiative, which took place at Stazione Leopolda in Pisa, focused on the challenge of achieving a sustainable use of resources withinContinue reading “Europe’s woes? Look in the mirror”

A look at CITES’ procedures and effectivity

by Dario Piselli, Greening USiena coordinator Since one of the most incendiary CITES meeting ever has wrapped up in Bangkok earlier this week, an in-depth look is needed in order to have a clear picture of how the conservation measures adopted by the Plenary could influence the international trade of those species that have been driven onContinue reading “A look at CITES’ procedures and effectivity”