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Integrated Program on Sustainable cities

Big news from the Global Environment Facility (GEF)!

In the context of the UN Climate Summit on the 23th of September, the organization just launched an Integrated Program on Sustainable Cities.

The aim of the  Program on Sustainable Cities is to establish a common platform for cities to access and share solutions on climate change adaptation and mitigation, energy, transport and water. To enable this, the platform includes a…

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Added by GNSL Team on September 29, 2014 at 8:43am — No Comments

Sustainable tourism: contradictio in terminis?

Hey to all,

Even the most convinced in our middle are no saints when it comes to traveling. We sort out our plastic, take care that our celery is from local and biological origin and we take the bike or train to work. Nevertheless, we can't say no to take the plane to sunny destinations. Not surprisingly, our SPREAD-report revealed that indeed mobility takes up the biggest part of our footprint. 

So, what can we do to make our holiday experience more sustainable? Is there such…

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Added by GNSL Team on August 28, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Should the marketing industry take a lead in promoting sustainable products?

As we all might know, one of the topics that is inextricably linked with sustainable consumerism is that of behavioral change. It was Ajzen & Fishbein who in 1971 stated in their theory of planned behavior that de step from intention to action requires a positive attitude, a sense of control and an idea about what your peers are doing. But no surprise to the reader, for a lot of people, intention and proper action are miles away from one another.

So can advertising be a…

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Added by GNSL Team on August 19, 2014 at 8:39am — No Comments

Waldviertler

Waldviertler

this practice belongs to the 100 Big Ideas of the BIG2050 project

Austria

The Waldviertler shoe factory was established in Austria by the social minister in 1984. It was a social employment project. Today…

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Added by GNSL Team on October 23, 2013 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Wild Living Resources

Wild Living Resources

this practice belongs to the 100 Big Ideas of the BIG2050 project

Kenya

The Wild Living Resoures organization has established the first sustainable supply of hard wood from certified well managed…

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Added by GNSL Team on October 23, 2013 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Stone Soup Global Leadership

Stone Soup Global Leadership

this practice belongs to the 100 Big Ideas of the BIG2050 project

China

Stone Soup Global Leadership is an initiative, which wants to find ways how to build a collaborative and sustainable…

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Added by GNSL Team on October 22, 2013 at 4:42pm — No Comments

CSEBD

CSEBD

this practice belongs to the 100 Big Ideas of the BIG2050 project

Tanzania

CSEBD is a National center to lift people out of poverty by sustainable Entrepreneurship education to promote business development and…

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Added by GNSL Team on October 22, 2013 at 4:39pm — No Comments

SASSI (the Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative) consumer seafood pocket guide

SASSI (the Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative) consumer seafood pocket guide

this practice belongs to the 100 Big Ideas of the BIG2050 project

South Africa

The Southern African Sustainable Seafood…

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Added by GNSL Team on October 22, 2013 at 4:36pm — No Comments

People´s Wall

People´s Wall

this practice belongs to the 100 Big Ideas of the BIG2050 project

Mozambique

The Jornal@Verdade in Maputo, made available a big wall where citizens can write letters and direct reflections to the…

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Added by GNSL Team on October 22, 2013 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Center for Social Markets

Center for Social Markets

this practice belongs to the 100 Big Ideas of the BIG2050 project

India

CSM promotes a progressive social and environmental agenda by harnessing the power and potential of markets,…

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Added by GNSL Team on October 22, 2013 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Cooperative Federation of Nigeria

Cooperative Federation of Nigeria

this practice belongs to the 100 Big Ideas of the BIG2050 project

CFN is an independent, non-governmental association which unites, represents and facilitates the operations of cooperative…

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Added by GNSL Team on October 22, 2013 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Green Sole Shoes

Green Sole Shoes

this practice belongs to the 100 Big Ideas of the BIG2050 project

Cambodia, Vietnam and Peru

We work with Third World shoemakers around the world in communities with shoeless kids.  Our goal is to…

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Added by GNSL Team on October 22, 2013 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Global Sustainability Jam

Global Sustainability Jam

this practice belongs to the 100 Big Ideas of the BIG2050 project

Non-Profit activity organized by an international network of people, many of them designers, who are interested in exploring…

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Added by GNSL Team on October 22, 2013 at 4:18pm — No Comments

The Ripple Effect Project

The Ripple Effect Project

this practice belongs to the 100 Big Ideas of the BIG2050 project

Kenya and India

The Ripple Effect project set out to:  improve access to safe drinking water for the world’s poorest and most…

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Added by GNSL Team on October 22, 2013 at 4:14pm — No Comments

The Cardboard Collective

The Cardboard Collective

this practice belongs to the 100 Big Ideas of the BIG2050 project

Japan

The Cardboard Collective is a blog of a woman who likes to use cardboard. The blog gives information on cardboard in…

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Added by GNSL Team on October 22, 2013 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Manila Water Supply

Manila Water Supply

this practice belongs to the 100 Big Ideas of the BIG2050 project

Philippines

The objective of the Improved Access to Water Services in Metro Manila Project for Philippines is to increase access to…

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Added by GNSL Team on October 22, 2013 at 4:09pm — No Comments

AccessBank

AccessBank

this practice belongs to the 100 Big Ideas of the BIG2050 project

Azerbaijan

The private sector in the Caucasus needs efficient banks as financing partners for the development of the economy. Only in this…

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Added by GNSL Team on October 22, 2013 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Transmission Network

Transmission Network

this practice belongs to the 100 Big Ideas of the BIG2050 project

Georgia

The Black Sea Transmission Network will expand the Georgian transmission network with new lines from Gardabani and…

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Added by GNSL Team on October 22, 2013 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Promoting MSMEs

Promoting MSMEs

this practice belongs to the 100 Big Ideas of the BIG2050 project

Uzbekistan

Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) play an important role in the development of Uzbekistan. Therefore KfW…

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Added by GNSL Team on October 22, 2013 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Renewable Energies

Renewable Energies

this practice belongs to the 100 Big Ideas of the BIG2050 project

India

KFW has been supporting Renewable Energies in India since 1999. They provide loans for private energy enterprises to invest in…

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Added by GNSL Team on October 22, 2013 at 3:47pm — No Comments

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