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Fishermen steer a boat at the bottom of Solimoes river at Sustainable Development Reserve of Piranha in Manacapuru, Amazonas state, Brazil, October 27, 2015. A severe drought has pushed river levels in Brazil's Amazon region to lows, leaving isolated communities dependent on emergency aid and thousands of boats stranded on parched riverbeds. Picture taken October 27, 2015. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly - RTX1TMDN

10 Nov 2015

Youth Perspective: Management Education and the Sustainable Development Goals—Get Engaged

Source: AACSB Blog By Giselle Weybrecht; Author, Advisor, and Speaker – Sustainability and Business | 10 November 2015 — What Are the Sustainable Development Goals? On September 25 this year, all 193 […]

A youth cools himself off at a water fountain near Marina Bay in Singapore July 27, 2015. Fifty years ago, Singapore was rationing water and struggling with smelly rivers devoid of fish and choked with waste from shipbuilding, pig and duck farms, and toilets that emptied directly into the streams. At that time, the 700 sq km island nation relied on three protected reservoirs and water imported from neighbouring Malaysia. Today, Singapore collects rainwater from two-thirds of its land through an 8,000-km drain network into 17 reservoirs; reclaims "used water" from a deep tunnel sewerage system up to 60 m below ground; and is developing technology to halve the energy used to desalinate seawater. Picture taken July 31, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su  - RTX1MS4L

26 Oct 2015

Youth Perspective: Whose voice matters when it comes to sustainable development?

By Ravi Karkara & Doug Ragan | 26 October 2015 Harvesting Youth Partnership by Strengthening Inclusive Participation in the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals — In the year 2000, […]

A woman walks past a grocery store in Loughborough, central England, January 10, 2013. Up to half of all the food produced worldwide ends up going to waste due to poor harvesting, storage and transport methods as well as irresponsible retailer and consumer behaviour, a report said on Thursday. REUTERS/Darren Staples   (BRITAIN - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT FOOD BUSINESS) - RTR3CAGD

16 Oct 2015

Youth Perspective: Six Smart Ways To Stop Food Waste (By Turning It Into Something Delicious)

Source: Collectively.org By Vikki Knowles | 3 September 2015 Over a third of the food produced in the world never gets eaten – it goes from field to waste. That’s […]

A wooden wind power plant tower is seen through a tree in Hanover December 20, 2012. The tower which holds the turbine is claimed to be the word's first made of wood by German manufacturer TimberTower.Credit: REUTERS

2 Oct 2015

Youth Perspective: How Germany’s Renewable Energy Revolution Took Off

Source: Yale Climate Connections  By Sara Peach | 29 September 2015   An unexpected birthplace for a revolution in renewable energy, Germany years later remains a leader in renewables and in […]

Pink flamingos are seen at sunset in the Camargue regional natural park, near Arles, southern France, April 12, 2015. Situated in the delta of the Rhone River on the French Mediterranean coast, classified by UNESCO, the Camargue Biosphere Reserve is made up of a mosaic of lagoons of fresh, brackish and saline wetlands, one of the most important in Europe. The Camargue covers an area of over 930 km? (360 square miles) with an exceptional biological diversity and home to unique breeds of horses and bulls, and more than 400 species of birds including pink flamingos.  The marshy land could be impacted by climate changes and coastal erosion in the future as one scientific model for the year  2100 predicts the ocean level rising 50 cm above current levels, and another estimating a 1 metre level rise. Paris will host the World Climate Summit in 2015, called the COP21.     Picture taken April 12, 2015.   REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier - RTX1CR1P

25 Sep 2015

Youth Perspective: A Crisis of Confidence: Sustainability

By Brianna Brand | 25 September 2015 There is a growing consensus among older generations that they must right the wrongs that younger generations will face, particularly environmental issues. Parents […]

Workers clean photovoltaic panels inside a solar power plant in Gujarat, India, July 2, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave

23 Sep 2015

Youth Perspective: Solar Power is Booming in India. Will it reach the people who need it most?

Source: Ensia.com By Didem Tali @didem_tali, freelance journalist | 23 September 2015 As renewable energy ramps up, entrepreneurs work to bring its benefits to the 300 million citizens who lack electricity. September […]

Power-generating wind turbines are seen in Ngong hills, about 22 km southwest of Kenya's capital Nairobi, Sept. 8, 2010. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

16 Sep 2015

Youth Perspective: Could These Two Environmental Challenges be the Answer to Each Other?

Source: Ensia.com By Gabriella Mulligan @gl_mulligan, Africa-based reporter and co-founder of Disrupt Africa | 14 September 2015 In sub-Saharan Africa, entrepreneurs are exploring whether sanitation could solve a growing fuel crisis — […]

Energy saving light bulb is illuminated within a lamp shade in an office in London. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

8 Sep 2015

Youth Perspective: What Are Climate Change Tipping Points?

Source: Yale Climate Connections By David Appell | 7 September 2015 Experts often portray climate change as a slow-moving catastrophe. But there’s also the possibility of ‘tipping points’ that could cause […]

A passenger aircraft is silhouetted against the rising moon in New Delhi May 7, 2009. Carbon trading and increased regulation could hinder efforts to reduce airplane greenhouse gas emissions through innovation and increased use of biofuels, airline industry leaders said on Wednesday.   REUTERS/B Mathur (INDIA TRANSPORT ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY BUSINESS) - RTXEU4D

3 Sep 2015

Youth Perspective: Fly or drive? Parsing the evolving climate math

Source: YALE Climate Connections By John Wihbey | 2 September 2015 Want guidance on whether to fly or drive? Differences in vehicles, number of passengers, and individual preferences mean there […]

Polluted waters are seen at an industrial area of Wenzhou, in Zhejiang province February 18, 2011. China is now the world's second largest economy, but hundreds of millions of its people still rely on fouled water that will cost billions of dollars to clean. Growing cities, overuse of fertilisers, and factories that heedlessly dump wastewater have degraded China's water supplies to the extent that half the nation's rivers and lakes are severely polluted. To match Analysis CHINA-WATER/  REUTERS/Carlos Barria

26 Aug 2015

Youth Perspective: Watch: Don’t Judge A Life-saving, Water Purifying Coffee Filter By Its Cover

Source: Collectively.org  By HOLLY ROYCE | 25 August 2015 It looks like a hefty tome. And it is changing the lives of millions using nanoparticle filter paper technology. More than 600 million people […]

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