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Ms. Getrude Clement of Tanzania, a Youth Representative, speaks during the opening ceremony of the Paris Agreement on climate change held at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, New York, U.S., April 22, 2016.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

9 Aug 2016

Youth Perspective: Investing in Young Women’s Leadership to Achieve the SDGs

By Ravi Karkara and Nelly Mecklenburg  | 12 August 2016 Currently there is a global youth bulge of some 1.8 billion young people – mostly in developing countries in Africa […]

Workers from VINTE, a Mexican construction firm, build energy-efficient homes in the Hidalgo state capital of Pachuca. THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Monica Healy

29 Jul 2016

Youth Perspective: Concrete-made Homes Can Save Energy Costs

Source: Yale Climate Connections By Bridgett Ennis | Thursday, July 28, 2016 Architect says homes made of concrete can save money, look attractive. — 01 : 30 MIN SEC Concrete is the […]

A boy poses with a chicken burger at a fast food outlet in Taipei January 29, 2010.    REUTERS/Nicky Loh

26 Jul 2016

Youth Perspective: Which diet makes best use of farmland? You might be surprised

Source: ensia.com By Kristen Satre Meyer (Ensia) | 22 July 2016 Editor’s note: This piece was produced in collaboration with the academic journal Elementa. It is based on “Carrying capacity […]

A man on a boat collects water from the ocean to be converted to drinking water through the process of desalination, in Bertioga February 24, 2015.  REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

26 Jul 2016

Youth Perspective: How a new source of water is helping reduce conflict in the Middle East

Source: ensia.com By Rowan Jacobson (Ensia) | 19 July 2016 Scientists and others look to desalination as a way to unite longtime enemies in a common cause. — Ten miles […]

Smoke billows from the chimneys of a heating plant in Jilin, Jilin province, China, in this January 8, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Stringer/Files

26 Jul 2016

Youth Perspective: If carbon pricing is so great, why isn’t it working?

Source: ensia.com By Peter Fairley (Ensia) | 12 July 2016 Political hurdles and low prices have made carbon pricing a low-impact affair. But there’s still hope it can help limit climate […]

Light trails shine from a passing bus in front of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in London, November 17, 2011.  REUTERS/Luke MacGregor  (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS TRAVEL)

26 Jul 2016

Youth Perspective: What does Brexit mean for sustainability?

By Krishan Sapra | 26 July 2016 On Thursday, 24th June, 2016, more than half of voters in a UK referendum chose to leave the European Union. ‘Brexit’, as it was […]

A worker walks through the installed solar modules at the Naini solar power plant in Allahabad March 21, 2012. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files

29 Jun 2016

Youth Perspective: How Businesses Can Promote Sustainability in Developing Countries

By Hira Waqar | 28 June 2016 As long as humans have existed, they have exchanged goods. From the barter system to a money economy, meeting the needs of people […]

Yachts are seen as the skyline of the city is pictured in the background in Panama City, Panama April 7, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

28 Jun 2016

Youth Perspective: Seeing the World While Preserving It

28 June 2016 In today’s global economy, one market in which we see extensive accelerated growth is that of tourism. According to the 2015 Economic Impact Annual Update Summary, Travel […]

Ms. Getrude Clement of Tanzania, a Youth Representative, speaks during the opening ceremony of the Paris Agreement on climate change held at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, New York, U.S., April 22, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar

22 Jun 2016

Youth Perspective: Youth in Development are Agents of Change: Global Youth Forum 2016

Source: Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth  From World Bank 16 June 2016- From June 13-15, the Global Youth Forum 2016 gathered more than 150 partners and representatives from […]

U.S. President Barack Obama is given a tour of solar panels on the roof of the Department of Energy in Washington March 19,  2015.  Obama today signed an Executive Order, titled “Planning for Sustainability in the Next Decade,” which will cut the Federal Government’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 40 percent over the next decade from 2008 levels. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

15 Jun 2016

Youth Perspectives: States, Cities ‘Bullish’ on Energy Efficiency

Source: Yale Climate Connections By Bud Ward | 15 June 2016 Energy efficiency will help consumers save money. 01 : 30 MINSEC — 2016 is likely to be a banner year for […]

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