Accounting for ecosystem services to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

This post originally appeared on Sense & Sustainability on December 9, 2015. When 193 world leaders gathered in New York this last September to agree on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda, fittingly entitled “Transforming Our World“, the atmosphere was one of celebration and great optimism. After all, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (and 169 targets)Continue reading “Accounting for ecosystem services to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”

Fighting fundamentalism is about development

I’m an atheist, and I believe that, when discounting the historical importance that religion has had in shaping the artistic, moral, and cultural identity of nations, the religious view of life is just harmful to mankind. Yet we can not pretend that religion does not exist. Only 16% of the world population identifies itself asContinue reading “Fighting fundamentalism is about development”

#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”

The Social Dimension of Environmental Sustainability (document)

On May 20, 2014 I had the pleasure of featuring as a speaker along with Tommaso Diegoli (Project Manager of MED Solutions) and Gianluca Breghi (Managing Director of Fondazione Sclavo) during the seminar “Health, Social Inclusion and Sustainable Development. Global and Regional Challenges“, co-hosted by Greening USiena and Fondazione Sclavo in partnership with MED Solutions andContinue reading “The Social Dimension of Environmental Sustainability (document)”

The Age of Sustainable Development

Ieri è stata una giornata ricca di notizie relative alla didattica sulla sostenibilità. Oltre al nuovo insegnamento dell’Università degli Studi di Siena, Coursera ha lanciato il nuovo corso online ‘The Age of Sustainable Development‘, organizzato dall’Earth Institute (Columbia University), che partirà il 21 gennaio 2014 e sarà tenuto dal Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs. Per ulterioriContinue reading “The Age of Sustainable Development”

Timelapse 1984-2012: i cambiamenti globali

Cogliamo l’occasione offertaci dalla pubblicazione dell’impressionante progetto congiunto realizzato da Google Earth, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) e TIME, per condividere anche con i lettori del nostro sito le immagini in timelapse dei cambiamenti avvenuti sulla terra negli ultimi trent’anni. Timelapse è per l’appunto il nome del lavoro in oggetto: si tratta, in sostanza, di unamappa diacronicaContinue reading “Timelapse 1984-2012: i cambiamenti globali”