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Sustainable Development: Principles, Frameworks and Tools
 
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Vigya Sharma of CSRM presents as part of the 2013 SMI RHD Foundation Course at the University of Queensland, July 29, 2013.
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What is SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT? What does SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT mean?
 
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Sustainable development in hindi | Environment and sustainable development | Class 11
 
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What is sustainable development ? To join Guaranteed Suksez whatsapp group send hiiiii on 7084741319 Feat-Aditya Bhardwaj
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Sustainable Tourism Development-Guiding Principles for Planning and Management
 
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Subject:Hotel & Tourism Management Paper: Tourism planning and sustainable tourism
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Sustainable! Sustainability Management at GIZ / 2018
 
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Corporate Sustainability is vital to GIZ’s success and an integral part of GIZ’s understanding of quality. Economic capability, political participation, social responsibility and ecological balance are pillars of GIZ’s sustainability activities. The film portrays GIZ’s sustainability management, its governance, principles and core activities and stakeholders.
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Business Case for Sustainability
 
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For more about what sustainability means for businesses, read "The New Sustainability Advantage" by Bob Willard https://goo.gl/4DNHBS Engaging sustainability videos to learn & teach. More sustainability videos on www.sustainabilityillustrated.com & http://www.youtube.com/learnsustainability Subscribe to receive the latest videos: http://alturl.com/jc8u6 Become a patron: http://www.patreon.com/sustainability. Extra info & links below... Twitter: http://twitter.com/Sustain_Illustr Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sustainabilityillustrated Videos are created by Alexandre Magnin using years of experience drawing and working as a sustainability consultant with businesses and communities: http://www.amcreative.org In this video I present the business case for sustainability and reliable evidence that quantifies the value of a company integrating sustainability into its corporate DNA. According to research by done by Bob Willard, a typical company using best-practice sustainability approaches (already being used by existing companies) can increase its profit by 51% (for small or medium enterprise) to 81M (for a large manufacturing / distribution company). Resources: www.sustainabilityadvantage.com http://www.youtube.com/user/bobwillard1/ "The new sustainability advantage" by Bob Willard The Five Capitals: http://www.forumforthefuture.org/project/five-capitals/overview Script co-written by Sarah Brooks. Music: Swamp Stomp by Silent Partner Thank you to our volunteer for Portuguese subtitles: André Ribeiro Winter
(hindi) Environment and sustainable development | Part 1 of 2 | Environment
 
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Hello, this is first part of chapter Environment and sustainable development of class 11th Economics. Topics covered- -What is Environment? -Functions of Environment -Environmental crisis -Global Environmental Issues -Global warning -Ozone depletion -India's Environment and it's threats -Pollution Control Boards - How to Save Environment To join Guaranteed Suksez WhatsApp group send hiii to 7084741319 Feat -Aditya Bhardwaj
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Sustainable Watershed Management
 
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Watershed Management by Dr. T.I. Eldho,Department of Civil Engineering,IIT Bombay.For more details on NPTEL visit http://nptel.ac.in
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Sustainable community development: from what's wrong to what's strong | Cormac Russell | TEDxExeter
 
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How can we help people to live a good life? Instead of trying to right what's wrong within a community Cormac argues we need to start with what's strong. We need to help people discover what gifts they have and to use those gifts to enrich those around them. -- At TEDxExeter 2016 our speakers encapsulated the idea of movement, that grappling with humanity’s toughest questions requires first a vision, a dream, and then action. Video Production Chromatrope (http://chromatrope.co.uk/) Production Manager Andy Robertson (http://www.youtube.com/familygamertv) Cormac Russell is Managing Director of Nurture Development, the leading Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) organisation in Europe, and faculty member of the ABCD Institute at Northwestern University, Illinois. He works with local communities, NGOs and governments on asset-based community development and other strengths-based approaches, in four continents. Cormac served on the UK Government’s Expert Reference Group on Community Organising and Communities First during its term in 2011-12. His book “Asset Based Community Development (ABCD): Looking Back to Look Forward” was published in 2015. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Environment & Sustainable Development - Part5 || Sustainable Development || Class XI || Hindi
 
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Environment & Sustainable Development - Part5 || Sustainable Development || Class XI || Hindi Excited to share video lectures from the brightest students at IIT & Delhi University. Learner (www.learner.in) is India's largest platform where Students TEACH Students. ► Subscribe to Our Youtube Channel : https://goo.gl/1YTcsf ► Download App at http://bit.ly/2l3zRzq and call us at 011-41082172 to Get Access Code. ► Download App from : http://app.learner.in ► Visit Our Website : http://www.learner.in to Get More Videos, Notes & Questions.
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The three dimensions of sustainability
 
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In Argos we focus on ‪‎Sustainability from its three dimensions: economic , environmental and social .Know a little bit more about each of them.
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What is sustainable development?
 
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A simple introduction to sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The film is produced by Animaskin on behalf of UN Association of Norway and UNICEF Norway, as part of an interdisciplinary learning program for students on primary and secondary level. Read more about this topic at https://www.fn.no/Undervisning/Baerekraft and https://www.unicef.no/skole/barekraft
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Triple bottom line & sustainability: the science of good business
 
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For more about what sustainability means for businesses, read "The New Sustainability Advantage" by Bob Willard https://goo.gl/4DNHBS Learn about sustainability for free with short animation videos! Find all sustainability videos and join the community on http://sustainabilityillustrated.com and http://www.youtube.com/learnsustainability Subscribe to receive the latest videos: http://alturl.com/jc8u6 Become a patron: http://www.patreon.com/sustainability. Extra info & links below... Twitter: http://twitter.com/Sustain_Illustr Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sustainabilityillustrated Videos are created by Alexandre Magnin using years of experience drawing and working as a sustainability consultant with businesses and communities: http://www.amcreative.org ** In this video I suggest a new look at the triple bottom line viewed through the lens of science. This provides businesses with new perspective on the rationale for integrating sustainability into who and how they are in the world. Thank you to The Natural Step Canada and all our patrons for supporting us. Resources: Read more about the triple bottom line: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_bottom_line Script by Sarah Brooks Thanks to our subtitles volunteer: Spanish & Catalan: Josep Simona Portuguese: André Ribeiro Winter Music by "Locally Sourced" by Jason Farnham
Sustainable soil management:  A major step in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
 
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http://www.fao.org/soils-2015/en/ The Sustainable Development Goals were recently created with a view to achieve sustainable development by 2030. Of the 17 goals, four contain targets specifically related to Soils. This animation looks at some of the challenges we face in each of these goals and presents some of the methods we can use to tackle them. Keywords: Soil, SDG, IYS 2015, International Year of Soils, GSP, Animation, Sustainable Development Goals, Sustainable soil management, soil pollution, education, awareness raising Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=FAOoftheUN Follow #UNFAO on social media! * Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/UNFAO * Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+UNFAO * Instagram - https://instagram.com/unfao/ * LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/fao * Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/faoknowledge © FAO: http://www.fao.org
The sustainability challenge explained (through animation)
 
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Learn about sustainability for free with short animation videos! Find all sustainability videos and join the community on http://sustainabilityillustrated.com and http://www.youtube.com/learnsustainability Subscribe to receive the latest videos: http://alturl.com/jc8u6 Become a patron: http://www.patreon.com/sustainability. Extra info & links below... Twitter: http://twitter.com/Sustain_Illustr Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sustainabilityillustrated Videos are created by Alexandre Magnin using years of experience drawing and working as a sustainability consultant with businesses and communities: http://www.amcreative.org ** In this video I present a powerful metaphor to explain how important sustainability is in a good and useful way. It builds on the work of Dr Karl-Henrik Robèrt and The Natural Step: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl-Henrik_Rob%C3%A8rt Everybody feels the pressure due to our unsustainable way of life and there is no better time to act than now. Resources: How's Life? 2013: Measuring Well-being: http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/economics/how-s-life-2013/well-being-and-the-global-financial-crisis_how_life-2013-7-en#page1 Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collapse_%28book%29 The funnel metaphor was developed as part of the Framework for Strategic Development by the founder of The Natural Step: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Natural_Step Script co-written by Sarah Brooks Music by Huma-Huma Thank you to our subtitles volunteers: Spanish & Catalan: Josep Simona Hebrew: Maya M Givon Japanese: BCon Portuguese: André Ribeiro Winter
Conference Sustainable development as a Guiding Principle in the 21st Century
 
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Conference organized in Sofia by the Civil Platform MoveBG and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg within the frame of the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union given the context of the newly adopted UN SDGs and in view of the forthcoming UN Conference on Climate Change. Date: 12 November 2015
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1.4 Sustainability and sustainable development
 
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Sustainability is the use and management of resources that allows for regeneration. It is the use of our natural capital in a managed, smart way that does not impact future generations. Ecosystems can provide goods and services, through natural capital, that are beneficial to humans. Sustainable development meets the needs to the present without harming the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
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Four Principles of Good Range Management
 
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Healthy upland pastures and riparian areas are a foundation for any livestock operation. Sustainable riparian grazing relies upon implementing the 4 range management principles to build and maintain that foundation. This video describes these principles and makes the link between good range management and healthy pastures and riparian areas.
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7 principles for building better cities | Peter Calthorpe
 
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More than half of the world's population already lives in cities, and another 2.5 billion people are projected to move to urban areas by 2050. The way we build new cities will be at the heart of so much that matters, from climate change to economic vitality to our very well-being and sense of connectedness. Peter Calthorpe is already at work planning the cities of the future and advocating for community design that's focused on human interaction. He shares seven universal principles for solving sprawl and building smarter, more sustainable cities. Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. Follow TED on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/TED
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International Programs: Study Semester - Principles of Sustainable Business
 
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Explore the challenge of today's megatrend Sustainability! Are you studying business, ecology or environmental science and want to acquire key qualifications in sustainable management? Take part in an intensive course at the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld and learn how companies gain valuable advantages in the international market and prosper by implementing sustainable business solutions. Your Excellent conditions - All modules taught in English - Fully credited with 30 ECTS points per semester - Small courses - Stay for 1 or 2 semesters - Live on campus in Birkenfeld, Germany - No tuition fees www.umwelt-campus.de/studysemester [email protected] Produced by Christian Schönemann and Tad Wohlrapp for Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld
Sustainability explained through animation
 
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Watch this short animated movie explaining sustainability created for RealEyes by Igloo Animations
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Sustainable development and the tragedy of commons
 
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Stockholm whiteboard seminars: Elinor Ostrom explains how people can use natural resources in a sustainable way based on the diversity that exists in the world.
Sustainable fisheries for sustainable development
 
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Short animated video about the importance of fisheries for food security, health and growth in developing countries, highlighting the commitment of the EU with 3rd countries to help promote sustainable management of seafood resources and inclusive opportunities for trade and growth. https://ec.europa.eu/dgs/maritimeaffairs_fisheries/magazine/en/policy/sustainable-fishing-future-home-and-abroad
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Three Principles of Sustainable Development
 
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Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) is pleased to announce ‘India and Sustainability Standards: International Dialogues & Conference’ (ISS, 2017) from 15-17 November, 2017 at India Habitat Centre (IHC), New Delhi. The theme of this 2017 conference is From Tragedies of the Commons to the Strategies for the Commons. It is imperative to appreciate the nature of the tragedies of the commons and the implications for sustainable and inclusive development. CRB has been organising its flagship annual conference, India and Sustainability Standards: International Dialogue & Conference (ISS) since 2014. This event, conceived and organised by CRB in partnership with several partner organisations has now become a much awaited international sustainability conference based in India. On average over 600 delegates participate in the 20 thematic/sectoral dialogues over three days. The event offers an occasion for participants to discuss challenges and opportunities presented by international and Indian Sustainability Standards and Collaborative Sustainability Initiatives, in supporting business and policy contributions towards positive social, economic and environmental impacts in India and beyond.
Sustainable Forest Management in B.C.
 
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B.C. is recognized as a global leader in sustainable forest management, meeting the environmental, social and economic needs of current and future generations. Stringent forest laws, skilled forestry professionals, comprehensive monitoring and enforcement support our renewable resource. This is further reinforced by Canada being the international leader in forest certification, with B.C. contributing more than any other province. The forest sector plays an important role in the B.C. economy providing jobs for people and revenue for hospitals, schools and other public institutions. In B.C. there are over 5,300 skilled forest professions ensuring B.C. forests are here for generations to come. To learn more about B.C.'s sustainable forests, visit naturallywood.com/sustainable-forests.
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Sustainable Development 101
 
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A short sustainable development (sustainability) video animation explaining what it is, how to define it and how to apply solutions to move towards it. Please see below for the video's script. For further information about how we can help you and your organisation unleash the opportunities of sustainable visit www.principledsustainability.com and www.simongoldsmith.com Twitter: simontgoldsmith Sustainability Slides Script: Slide 1 Hello, this short presentation explains key themes to help you understand Sustainable Development. During this presentation you will learn how it can benefit you, your organisation and how it can help protect our future. This video seeks to add to your basic sustainability knowledge and explains a great framework to help address it in ways that are attractive, positive and attainable. We hear the word sustainability frequently used, but often people don't accurately understand its meaning. The problem is if we don't properly understand its meaning then it will be difficult, if not impossible, to make decisions to attain it. So why is it important? Slide 2 OK, here we have three systems -- the economy, society and the environment. Often in decision-making we treat each of these as separate systems, however, if we look closer we realise that there are significant interrelationships and reliance's between each system and their long term success and health. Slide 3 We will begin with the economy which is dependent on society for its labour, markets and key social systems for it to function. Slide 4 Both the economy and society are dependent on the environment that provides them with the raw materials, food, clean air and water and many systems we rely upon. Increasingly these interrelationships are becoming visible as impacts, in terms of climate change, water scarcity, pollution, health issues and so on. As our planet is finite we need to recognise that our current 'business as usual' model will need to adapt to work within the environmental systems whilst ensuring we are not undermining fundamental human needs. Slide 5 Our growing population is consuming ever more goods and services produced by our businesses, in turn depleting resources whilst increasing pollution. At the same time we are undermining the capacity of the environment to provide the resources and natural systems upon which we ultimately depend. So our goal should be to ensure our economy and society can function effectively within scientifically defined boundaries, moving us towards becoming a sustainable society. Slide 6 Fortunately a clear set of 4 guiding principles have been developed, and are part of a peer reviewed, rigorously tested framework by the Swedish NGO The Natural Step. These 4 principles that help us define how to attain a vision of becoming a sustainable society enabling us to make decisions that will get us there. If you would like to read through these then pause the presentation now, otherwise we can continue. Slide 7 With these principles in mind we can set our vision to become a sustainable society. Using a strategic planning approach called 'backcasting' we know what our vision is and then consider our current reality, understanding the impacts and actions we make today. To be sustainable we have to plan to reduce and eliminate activities that are unsustainable according to the 4 principles. This won't happen overnight and have to be based on an ongoing ability to obtain a return on investment whilst providing a flexible platform that will take us in the direction of our vision. Slide 8 Sustainability is a positive strategic process and the sooner we act the easier the transition will be, maximising opportunities and meeting our own individual and collective needs illustrated on this frame. Please press pause if you need time to read this. By looking at sustainability strategically we can prepare for the future using a long term vision to align decision making whilst also generating short term benefits. Slide 9 I hope this short presentation has helped you better understand what sustainability is, how crucial it is and how it relates to you and your success. By applying a clear approach to help us strategically move towards it. For more information please contact us. www.principledsustainability.com
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Sustainable livelihoods framework
 
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Subject:Social Work Education Paper: Environment and Society
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Wildlife Management Principles: Natural Mortality and Sustainable Harvesting
 
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We introduce the concept of sustainable harvesting (hunting and trapping) as it applies to northern wildlife populations. Then we highlight and identify how natural and human causes of mortality may affect levels of sustainable harvesting in wildlife populations.
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What is SUSTAINABLE TOURISM? What does SUSTAINABLE TOURISM mean? SUSTAINABLE TOURISM meaning
 
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What is SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS? What does SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS mean? SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS meaning
 
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What is SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS? What does SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS mean? SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS meaning - SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS definition - SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. Sustainable business, or green business, is an enterprise that has minimal negative impact on the global or local environment, community, society, or economy—a business that strives to meet the triple bottom line. Often, sustainable businesses have progressive environmental and human rights policies. In general, business is described as green if it matches the following four criteria: 1. It incorporates principles of sustainability into each of its business decisions. 2. It supplies environmentally friendly products or services that replaces demand for nongreen products and/or services. 3. It is greener than traditional competition. 4. It has made an enduring commitment to environmental principles in its business operations. A sustainable business is any organization that participates in environmentally friendly or green activities to ensure that all processes, products, and manufacturing activities adequately address current environmental concerns while maintaining a profit. In other words, it is a business that “meets the needs of the present world without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs.” It is the process of assessing how to design products that will take advantage of the current environmental situation and how well a company’s products perform with renewable resources. The Brundtland Report emphasized that sustainability is a three-legged stool of people, planet, and profit. Sustainable businesses with the supply chain try to balance all three through the triple-bottom-line concept—using sustainable development and sustainable distribution to affect the environment, business growth, and the society. Everyone affects the sustainability of the marketplace and the planet in some way. Sustainable development within a business can create value for customers, investors, and the environment. A sustainable business must meet customer needs while, at the same time, treating the environment well. In order to be successful in such an approach, where stakeholder balancing and joint solutions is key, a structural approach is needed. One philosophy, that include many different tools and methods, is the concept of Sustainable Enterprise Excellence. Sustainability is often confused with corporate social responsibility (CSR), though the two are not the same. Bansal and DesJardine (2014) state that the notion of ‘time’ discriminates sustainability from CSR and other similar concepts. Whereas ethics, morality, and norms permeate CSR, sustainability only obliges businesses to make intertemporal trade-offs to safeguard intergenerational equity. Short-termism is the bane of sustainability. Green business has been seen as a possible mediator of economic-environmental relations, and if proliferated, would serve to diversify our economy, even if it has a negligible effect at lowering atmospheric CO2 levels. The definition of "green jobs" is ambiguous, but it is generally agreed that these jobs, the result of green business, should be linked to clean energy, and contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases. These corporations can be seen as generators of not only "green energy", but as producers of new "materialities" that are the product of the technologies these firms developed and deployed.
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Sustainable Finance Workshop
 
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Finance is a major indirect driving force in landscape management. Civil society organisations working towards sustainable management of ecosystems therefore have to engage with financial institutions. IUCN NL, WWF NL and VBDO designed the capacity development track ‘Making Finance Work for Us’, where participants learn the basic principles of engagement with the financial sector. During a ‘Sustainable Finance Workshop’ in April 2018, over 30 participants from civil society organisations around the world came together to deepen their knowledge and skills on engaging with financial institutions and to develop joint action plans to influence relevant financial institutions. This video provides an impression of the event and lessons learned!
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Tales of Trash: 5 Principles for Inclusive Recycling
 
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The stories of Sabitri, Carlos and Mustafa, working in informal recycling sector in India, Peru and Ghana, and how the Sustainable Recycling Initiative changes their lives. And we all can keep enjoying our electric and electronical devices. 1. The world population is growing rapidly. So is the need for electrical and electronic goods. These devices contain all kinds of raw materials, among others valuable metals. Industries get these from metal mines, but more and more they use secondary – recycled – materials. Especially in emerging economies metal recycling has become an important business. A large informal sector has emerged, that employs many workers. They do not always receive proper education nor proper training and protection. 2. This is Sabitri. She disassembles cellphones in Dharavi, India, without protection. It is the only way to help her family. She is pushed to harm the natural environment and her own health! Carlos wanders through the streets of Lima, Peru, in the middle of the night. He illegally collects waste and is seen as a social outcast. Mustafa is only 11 years old. He works at a scrap metal yard near Accra in Ghana. He can’t go to school and it seems as he will never be able to escape the hazardous work-environment. 3. International experts and stakeholders now have decided to tackle these problems! They were brought together by the World Resources Forum, with support from the Swiss Government. They have created the Sustainable Recycling Industries Roundtable and developed the Guidance Principles for the Sustainable Management of Secondary Metals – an ISO process. 4. The five Guidance Principles for improving recycling practices are: (1) Enabling safe, healthy and equitable working conditions, (2) Building local community relations and resilience, (3) Conserving and protecting the environment and natural resources, (4) Improving recovery of secondary metals, and (5) Implementing a sustainable management approach. 5. The Guidance Principles are important because they can also ensure a credible traceability of the recovered metals. Manufacturers of products that contain recycled metals all over the world need solid guarantees that these are sustainably produced. This is good for the economy, the environment and the people. Waste management practices will be improved and living conditions of poor communities will become better. 6. The Guidance Principles offer a gradual approach for implementing the several steps. For example, Sabitri’s boss was given one year – a reasonable period – to identify occupational health and safety risks and to promote improvements. Now he provides the required equipment and facilities to enable safe and healthy working conditions. After having registered as formal collector, Carlos no longer has to roam the streets at night. He will be a proud and respected worker, with a uniform and a future. After joining a program for working children Mustafa can go back to school. He now wants to learn more and help to build up his country. 7. If everybody uses the Guidance Principles then we can all continue enjoying our devices knowing that we are creating a success story. Do you want to be part of this story? You are most welcome to contact us, to learn more about the Guidance Principles and join the Sustainable Recycling Initiative. Information: http://www.wrforum.org and https://sustainable-recycling.org/
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Earth Summit & Conventions: 3 Aspects - Climate Change, Biodiversity & Sustainable Development
 
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Dr. Manishika Jain explains the Earth Summit Key Aspects. 1972: UN Conference on the Human Environment, held in Stockholm - United Nations Environment Program established Earthwatch: UNEP keeps constant surveillance on environment. Global Environment Outlook (GEO): UNEP publishes this report. 5th report (GEO-5) released in 2012. Agenda 21 Non-binding Voluntary Action plan of United Nations Related with sustainable development Can be executed at local, national, and global levels "21" refers to the 21st Century Agenda 21 @4:41 Rio Declaration @5:40 Statement of Forest Principles @6:57 Cartagena Protocol @7:42 Aichi Targets @10:19 Nagoya Genetic Resource Protocol @11:17 Classification of Parties to UNFCC – 2015 @11:54 Climate Change Initiatives @13:46 World’s First Climate Conference @14:34 Berlin Mandate @16:27 Kyoto Protocol @17:24 Copenhagen Accord @21:10 Cancun @21:59 Doha Amendment @22:41 Lima @23:12 Paris Agreement @23:52 Marrakech, Morocco @24:50 #Genetic #Ecosystem #Ratified #Conservation #Criteria #Poverty #Commitment #Assembly #Sustainable #Voluntary #Manishika #Examrace Rio Declaration 27 principles & 3rd generation rights Rio+10 (2002) – full implementation of Agenda 21 Rio+20 (2012) – renew political commitment, implement gaps & address challenges – 20 yr gap b/w 1992 and 2012 Poverty Reduction Clean Energy Sustainable Development 7 Priority Areas: Job, Energy, Cities, Food, Water, Ocean & Disaster 49 page document – “Future we want” Statement of Forest Principles First global consensus on forest Developed nations should work to green the world Develop forest based on socio-economic needs Provide financial resources for development 1994: Working Group on Criteria and Indicators for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Temperate and Boreal Forests started Cartagena Protocol Or Biosafety Protocol CoP 5 – opened for signature (2000) Adopted in 2000 & ratified in 2003 & came in force 2004 Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) by biotechnology Transboundary movement & handling Balance public health against economic benefits Precautionary approach in Principle 15 of Rio Establish biosafety clearing house Aichi Targets CoP (Conference of Parties 10) held at Nagoya, Aichi, Japan Biodiversity protection targets – 10 year framework Short term by 2020 as “Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020” Long term by 2050 20 Targets in 5 Sections (A to E) Goal A: Address causes of biodiversity loss Goal B: Reduce direct pressure on biodiversity and promote sustainable use Goal C: Safeguard ecosystems, species and genetic diversity Goal D: Biodiversity benefits to all Goal E: Participatory planning, capacity building Nagoya Genetic Resource Protocol Came in force in 2014 Fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from use of genetic resources Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-House – facilitate implementation, transparency and monitoring Create legal certainty Classification of Parties to UNFCC -2015 Annex-I: 43 nations + EU – Industrialized nations and economies in transition (EITs) Annex-II: From annex –I, 24 nations + EU – members of OECD – provide support to EITs & developing nations Non-Annex-I: Low income developing countries LDCs: 49 nations under special status Protocol: International agreement that stands on its own but is linked to an existing convention Climate Change Initiatives World’s First Climate Conference In 1979 In Geneva By WMO Establishment of World Climate Program & World Climate Research Program Creation of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) by WMO & UNEP in 1988 World’s Second Climate Conference In 1990 In Geneva Review World Climate Program Establishment of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Establishment of Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) - global observing system of systems for climate and climate-related observations World’s Third Climate Conference In 2009 In Geneva Focus on Climatic predictions Contribute to achievement of United Nations Millennium Development Goals Contribute to Hyogo Framework for Action on Disaster Risk Reduction (2005-2015) Berlin Mandate Kyoto Protocol Copenhagen Accord Cancun 2010 in Cancun, Mexico Doha Amendment Lima Paris Agreement Marrakech, Morocco CoP 22 & CMP 12 in 2016 For NET paper 1 postal course visit -https://www.examrace.com/CBSE-UGC-NET/CBSE-UGC-NET-FlexiPrep-Program/Postal-Courses/Examrace-CBSE-UGC-NET-Paper-I-Series.htm Join our fully evaluated UPSC Geography optional test series at - https://www.doorsteptutor.com/Exams/IAS/Mains/Optional/Geography/Test-Series/, Post evaluation get personalized feedback & improvement call for each test. Ready-made fully solved questions for GS at https://www.doorsteptutor.com/Exams/IAS/Prelims/ Don't miss preparing for IAS CSAT Paper II - http://www.examrace.com/IAS/IAS-FlexiPrep-Program/Postal-Courses/Examrace-IAS-CSAT-Prelims-Paper-II-Series.htm
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GF2 - PROJECT MANAGEMENT & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PRINCIPLES
 
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Vídeo explicativo sobre o trabalho de resenha crítica e análise do livro "Project Management & Sustainable Development Principles". Matéria: Metodologia de Projetos em Sistemas de Produção. Legendas em português disponíveis para o vídeo.
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Principles of sustainable agriculture/ecological agriculture- Part 1
 
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Ardhendu Chatterjee from Development Research Communication and Services Centre (DRCSC), Kolkata explains how one can integrate local plants, birds, animals and insects to create a sustainable farm. Watch the video to know more.
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How We Can Make the World a Better Place by 2030 | Michael Green | TED Talks
 
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Can we end hunger and poverty, halt climate change and achieve gender equality in the next 15 years? The governments of the world think we can. Meeting at the UN in September 2015, they agreed to a new set of Global Goals for the development of the world to 2030. Social progress expert Michael Green invites us to imagine how these goals and their vision for a better world can be achieved. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
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Sustainable Development: How can engineers work towards it?
 
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Although many have accepted the principles of sustainable development, there is still a significant challenge in incorporating these principles in to project development, design and operation of facilities. Proper management of the environment is essential for future generations. Public health must be protected and natural resources must be conserved. This presentation provides an overview of the challenges for engineers and scientists in the future and some potential ways they can help work towards sustainability.
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Sustainable forestry and woodland management practices - sustainable agroforestry in uk agriculture
 
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The sustainable forestry initiative and sustainable forest management as part of sustainable agriculture and woodland management system and end the current system of deforestation. Sustainable forestry is desirable for the environment not least because wood is captured carbon but sustainable timber production cannot compete with the deforestation of natural woodland. Please share, like and comment to support sustainable forestry. #SustainableForestry NOW! Sustainable forest management is the management of forests according to the principles of sustainable development. Sustainable forest management has to keep the balance between three main pillars: ecological, economic and socio-cultural. Successfully achieving sustainable forest management will provide integrated benefits to all, ranging from safeguarding local livelihoods to protecting the biodiversity and ecosystems provided by forests, reducing rural poverty and mitigating some of the effects of climate change. The "Forest Principles" adopted at The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 captured the general international understanding of sustainable forest management at that time. A number of sets of criteria and indicators have since been developed to evaluate the achievement of SFM at the global, regional, country and management unit level. These were all attempts to codify and provide for independent assessment of the degree to which the broader objectives of sustainable forest management are being achieved in practice. In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Non-Legally Binding Instrument on All Types of Forests. The instrument was the first of its kind, and reflected the strong international commitment to promote implementation of sustainable forest management through a new approach that brings all stakeholders together. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable_forest_management Support the creation of more videos like this: https://www.patreon.com/sustainablehuman This video was created as a gift to humanity by Chris and Dawn Agnos Sign up to watch more videos created by us: http://sustainablehuman.com/videos/ Official Landing Page: Coming Soon Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SustainableMan/ You are welcome to download, repost, and share any video on this channel freely on your website or in your presentations as long as you link back to the official landing page (or to our Facebook page if uploading the video to Facebook). All videos on this channel are offered as a gift to humanity with the sole intention of telling new stories that encourage behaviors that promote a more sustainable way of life. Find out how you can help change the story by visiting http://sustainablehuman.tv/. Producer: Chris and Dawn Agnos Support Chris and Dawn: https://www.patreon.com/sustainablehuman “The more our economy grows, the more people suffer and the more the planet suffers.” ~ Dr. Vandana Shiva Economic growth has become anti-life as it tries to squeeze the last remaining resources from the planet. Credits: Video: Original Interview (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OejIg...) “Tipping Point” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFx-q...) “Thousands in Nepal hug trees in world record bid” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0dZ9...) “Would You Live in a Treehouse” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXdj5...) “How To Climb a Coconut Tree” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dNiL...) Broll purchased from Pond5, BigStockVideo, VideoBlocks Music: “Lost Soul” (https://www.premiumbeat.com/royalty_f...) FAIR USE NOTICE: This video may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes only. This constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 106A-117 of the US Copyright Law. Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/9HA9/ Category Non-profits & Activism Licence Creative Commons Attribution licence (reuse allowed) Promoting biodiversity in arboriculture, forestry and gardening. Showcasing agroforestry and ancient woodland restoration in the UK and the world.
The Sustainability Paradigm Dance: The Principles of Sustainable Wastewater Management
 
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Bob Gearheart PhD, Humboldt State University professor emeritus, presents the joys and pitfalls of planning and implementing innovative wastewater treatment schemes in the present regulatory environment. www.sustainh2o.org
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