A narrative commons for all the ideas, people, technologies, behaviors, and organizations that are working to improve global sustainability.
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Bill Baue, Cary Krosinsky, Mark McElroy 05/13/13
We need to develop investment strategies explicitly tied to objective, science-based planetary boundaries and local ecological thresholds.
ICE Coalition 04/24/13
Subject matter expertise. Compulsory jurisdiction. Standing for non-state actors. Precise and enforceable language. It's time to consider a court for the environment.
Jomo K. S.
Project Syndicate 04/19/13
Over the last six years, roughly $6 billion has been allotted to innovative sources of development financing, and some recent proposals promise to raise far more.
Eric Zencey 03/26/13
Only through a composite metric of progress and happiness can governments measure and deliver what matters most: sustainable well-being.
Rocco Nuri, Neha Bhat 03/21/13
The UN refugee agency is adopting an innovation-centered approach in pursuit of better services, products, and outcomes for displaced populations.
John Haffner, Ma Jun 02/11/13
Chinese environmentalist Ma Jun walks the line between transparency and activism in his quest to clean China's air, land, and water.
There is a road map for bluer skies in China: first monitoring and publication of air-quality data, then useful public health warnings, and finally targeting emissions at the source.
Project Syndicate 01/17/13
Digital empowerment is a long and ongoing process, says Bill Gates, but he remains optimistic that technological innovation will improve the lives of the poorest people.
Global Currency Union 01/08/13
Danish innovator Jesper Toft has developed a new exchange rate mechanism that enables currencies to relate in a more stable manner, free from political influence.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Project Syndicate 01/04/13
Accountability has roots in ancient ethics, says Nassim Taleb: an eye for an eye. The essence of this simple risk-management rule deserves a revival in 2013.
Worldwatch Institute 01/04/13
Jamaica is currently at a crossroads, where the policies adopted today can create a sustainable future in 2030 with the right tariffs, infrastructure, and financial incentives.
Raji Ajwani-Ramchandani 12/11/12
With technical assistance from a local NGO, poor farmers in Maharashtra have been able to supplement their seasonal income by cultivating organic jasmine buds.
United Nations University 12/06/12
Policy innovations that help to deploy renewable energy technologies are key to avoiding the Valley of Death, the gap between lab and marketplace.
Ivan Pinto, Dinara Rafikova 11/21/12
With educated youth and a nation awakening to its social and political needs, the time is ripe for social entrepreneurs to flourish in post-revolutionary Tunisia.
Ethics & International Affairs 11/12/12
When they are prepared to work hard and innovate, non-permanent members can leave an indelible mark on the UN Security Council, as Canada did through its activism on the Angola sanctions committee.