Editor's note: This article first appeared on the ICLEI blog.  Cities around the world are recognizing that the circular economy not only addresses resource scarcity and climate change but also can strengthen local economies and create jobs. By prioritizing regenerative resources,

With the advent of fast fashion and micro trend consumerism, low quality textiles have flooded the markets and subsequently our landfills and waterways. Petroleum based finishes, dyes and synthetic microfibers shed from our clothing and are distributed into the deepest depths

Food waste is a global issue. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, more than one third of all food worldwide is wasted. When it comes to food waste, the U.S. ranks second worst in the world, wasting around

Why the UN’s SDGs are a blueprint to support small-scale tuna fisheries and the communities that depend on them. With a global market value that’s well in excess of $40 billion, tuna is a universally popular food. The quite considerable volume

Last month, we wrote about this year's SDG Finance Summit in Geneva, referring to the initiative, by the UNDP, as an innovation springboard with the core aim of "bring[ing] together high-level decision makers to forge partnerships for the implementation of

Supporting good governance will help, not hinder, the transition from extractives to clean energy in low- and middle-income countries. This summer, the British charity Cafod lambasted the UK government for allocating a small portion of its foreign aid budget to helping low-

Editorial Note: There is ample and growing evidence that new teaching techniques, with the right training, materials and support, can empower all teachers to succeed no matter where they live. Just like Laura Orlando, a young elementary school teacher in

An initiative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the SDG Finance Geneva Summit (SGSGeneva) is an annual, one-day-long event that gathers some 250 participants at the Forum Geneve with the aim of providing these various stakeholders with the infrastructure

Fifty years ago, activist Brian Davies founded the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in hopes of ending the commercial hunt for seals in Canada. Fifteen years later, in 1983 and in partnership with IFAW, Europe banned the importation of “whitecoat”

With just above two-fifths of its population having access to electricity (over 600 million people), sub-Saharan Africa is a region assessed to have the lowest electricity access rates in the world — lower not only than the global rates, but

Editor's note: This article first appeared on the ICLEI blog.  One of the most urbanized regions in the world, over 80 percent of the population in Latin America lives in cities. Cities throughout the region are focusing on building resilience through

Last February, I got the chance to visit a sustainability conference in a small town named Ukhrul in the Manipur state of India. This state is in the north-eastern part of the country, and it is well known for its

Scroll Up
impakter-logo-light

Editor's Pick Newsletter

~ Once a week only ~

You have Successfully Subscribed!