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Financial Innovation for the Wild
CREDIT: Daniela Hartmann (CC).
Philippe Douste-Blazy, Robert Filipp
Innovative development finance can mobilize private capital and public funding to create and commercialize technologies for regulating the trade in endangered species.
A Challenge to the World: Build a Better Conservation Drone
David Wilkie, Robert Rose
What would UAV developers design if they could imagine their inventions through the eyes of front-line wildlife conservation staff?
Humanitarian Innovators Swap Ideas at Annual AidEx Conference
CREDIT: Oxfam International (CC).
Nicholas Rutherford, Neha Bhat
Nicholas Rutherford discusses trends in humanitarian innovation and the annual AidEx conference he runs where the sector meets to talk shop.
Information Technology: The Power of Responsible Business
CREDIT: Carla Gannis, Non–Facial Recognition project.
With increasing scrutiny of company conduct, and growing availability of practical guidance on how to uphold human rights, there is little excuse for inaction in the ICT sector.
International Women's Day 2014
CREDIT: Martina K Photography (CC).
In honor of International Women's Day on March 8, we present a selection of Carnegie Council resources from the past year featuring female leaders who inspire.
Post-Growth Growth Models
CREDIT: USFWS/Southeast (CC).
Simon Zadek
The financial crisis, climate threats, and China's attempt at an ecological pivot have forced economists to adopt New Growth Models.
Building Resilience
CREDIT: Randy Le'Moine Photography (CC).
Kavitha Rajagopalan
Now is the time for New York to take control of its aging infrastructure and set aside a fund for investing in and upgrading pipelines and buildings around the city.
Dogs Ally with Elephants in the Fight Against Illegal Ivory
Gabonese National Park detection dog unit with Cooper and Lumi. CREDIT: Ruth Starkey © WCS
Ruth Starkey
Sniffer dog teams are proving invaluable in the interdiction of illegal ivory and other wildlife parts as the contraband flows from Africa to Asia.
U.S.-China Cooperation and Planetary Resurgence
CREDIT: Bret Arnett (CC).
James Hansen
Agreement by China and the United States on rising internal carbon fees would be a planetary turning point, opening the door to global ascendancy of clean energies.
Development AND Gorillas?
CREDIT: weesam (CC).
Integrated conservation and development strategies have shown promise in protecting the mountain gorillas of Uganda while also improving livelihoods.
Federally Supported Innovations: 22 Major Technology Advances
CREDIT: nhuisman (CC).
From ARPANET to LED lighting and beyond, this report identifies 22 examples of major technology advances that stemmed from federal research support.
New Growth Models
CREDIT: World Economic Forum.
New growth models will take time to develop. They will require shifts and innovations in policies, changes in values, and new coalitions to accomplish complex transitions.

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