It’s your sustainable lady here again, and this time I’ve got news for you. Oh well, News for some people, and not for others.
I am sure by now we are all aware of the issues around climate change. The question is what are we doing to ensure that these issues to transcend to a greater loss for all mankind. So lately The Paris Agreement Advocacy on Climate Change hit my air waves and I decided to read up on it.
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To understand while the need to sustain the environment we must first define what sustainability is. Sustainability is the ability to continue a defined behavior indefinitely.
According to Herman Daly, one of the early pioneers of ecological sustainability, he looked at the problem from a maintenance of natural capital viewpoint and in 1990 he proposed that:
1. For renewable resources, the rate of harvest should not exceed the rate of regeneration (sustainable yield);
2. [For pollution] The rates of waste generation from projects should not exceed the assimilative capacity of the environment (sustainable waste disposal); and
3. For nonrenewable resources the depletion of the nonrenewable resources should require comparable development of renewable substitutes for that resource.
Therefore, Environmental sustainability is the rates of renewable resource harvest, pollution creation, and non-renewable resource depletion that can be continued indefinitely. If they cannot be continued indefinitely then they are not sustainable.
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If you follow me closely, you’ll have noticed my passion for sustainable livelihoods. As a social entrepreneur, it’s my utmost heart desire to see effectual positive change in the society.
So how can we understand the importance of creating sociual enterprises for the benefit of humanity.
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The World Environment Day 2018 created a lot of buzz prior to it’s official day as issues arising from this year’s theme #BeatPlasticPollution was discussed during The World Earth Day 2018. This United Nations’ flagship day for promoting worldwide awareness and action for the environment has over the years, grown to be one of the largest global platforms for public outreach, celebrated by millions of people in well over 100 countries.
According to the UNEnvironment, The aim of this day is to “harness individual actions and transform them into a collective power that has a legacy of real and lasting impact on the planet”.
The day is celebrated in countless ways, with individuals showing their contribution to society and the environment from beach clean-ups and tree planting to calling on friends, family, staff and partners to get involved and do their bit.
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Green Society of India in association with Indian Exhibition Services is organizing the first ever World Environment Expo (WEE 2018), on 5-7 June 2018 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. This international exhibition on environment protection and clean & green energy is being hosted concurrently with World Environment Protection Congress 2018 and India Buildtech 2018 Expo.
The World Environment Expo is a B2B business interaction platform that brings together technology and equipment manufacturers in the areas of environmental protection, renewable energy, waste management, sustainable buildings, water management, green innovations, energy efficiency and eco-friendly products from India and abroad. Exhibitors can display their innovations and technologies to prospective collaborators and will be able to connect with fellow entrepreneurs across worldwide.
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Thousands of people visited Bonn for the 23rd Conference of Parties UN Climate Change Convention. With so many people in one place attending an event on climate change, it is obvious that the conference itself should be sustainable. But what is sustainability and how can such a large conference achieve the status of being a sustainable conference? Sustainability involves exercising practices that ensure we are not using more resources than we can generate for the next generation. To highlight how COP23 is working towards improved sustainability, walking tours have been offered, illustrating the many sustainability initiatives.
A Climate Neutral Conference
Prior to attending the COP, every individual involved was given the option of paying to compensate their travel, making their trip to the COP carbon neutral. This was offered as a complimentary action to one already being taken. The Ministry of the Environment is working to compensate all emissions associated with the conference. To do so, after the end of the conference, the state will be collaborating with scientists to estimate total emissions. The ministry will then be compensating the travel of all participants (even those who chose to compensate for their travel independently) as well as all other sources of carbo0n emissions associated with the conference. The funds to offset the emissions will have a priority of being designated to the protection of small island developing states (SIDs).
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18. 04. 2018 || Eco-Posts
During my web research, I came across an article on climate finance. This I find useful and important for every Climate Change Entrepreneur and Activist.
Climate finance refers to financing channeled by national, regional and international entities for climate change mitigation and adaptation projects and programs.
STEPS TO LOCAL CLIMATE FINANCE.
By Marek Soanes Clare Shakya
Evidence from community-focused initiatives suggests that climate and development funds can deliver local finance by adopting six key structural changes.
Countries are fast ratifying the Paris Agreementon climate change, which entered into force on 4 November 2016. Now comes the implementation phase. We may have got here sooner than expected but now that we are here, we will need a massive scale-up of climate finance, including international funds, to deliver on our promises.
But if such funds are to address the vulnerabilities of those most in need, they must make their way effectively and efficiently down to the local level. Are they up to the task? The short answer is probably not.
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11. 04. 2018 || Eco-Posts.
Lately, I’ve been trying to figure out ways Nigeria can be more eco-friendly. So i surf the net and read up articles of amazing eco-friendly innovations and idea. I saw this one about Green Pads and I am so delighted because this is a project my friends and I are involved in and I’m so passionate about Feminine Hygiene and Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM)
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Water is not only the most important substance on earth but a giver of sound health. All plants and animals must have water to survive. If there was no water there would be no life on earth.
Now why do we find it difficult to conserve water in the most natural ways? Imagine you waking up to find no water to use; to bath, cook or even brush your teeth.
So why do we waste water?
I really do not like having water restrictions, so I’m taking out my time to conserve water and find out ways i can solve water challenges. In the organization where i work, we seek to tackle the issue of non conservation of water through our YFarm Project by setting up climate resilient farms and engaging in surface irrigation and water harvesting.
This year’s theme is Nature for Water – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.
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