29 avril 2017

Higher ed points of interest - College campuses share sustainability maps

University Business LogoBy Ray Bendici. Many institutions shine a spotlight on their sustainability efforts by creating online maps to showcase eco-friendly sites and green activities on campus—areas of interest to both the student body and the general public. More...

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01 janvier 2016

The Price of Carbon: Moving Forward in the Aftermath of COP 21

France Stratégie - Commissariat à la stratégie et à la prospectiveBecause the climate is a common good, economists generally advocate the use of an international carbon price to internalize climate risk, to incorporate as many countries as possible into an agreement and to thwart “free-rider” strategies (Appendix 1). There are two main ways of moving in this direction: allowances markets and taxation. Voir l'article...

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Towards a Sustainable Financial System

France Stratégie - Commissariat à la stratégie et à la prospectiveBy Armin Haas. It will be key for the global sustainability transition that the measures taken in the respective sustainability dimensions, i.e. the economic, the ecological, and the social dimension, complement and reinforce each other. As central banks seem to become increasingly attractive to perform whatever kind of functions for whatever overarching purpose, it seems to be wise to have a closer look at them. It would not be yielding if a supposedly helpful measure concerning the ecological dimension of the sustainability transition would negatively impact the economic dimension. It is the gist of sustainability that no dimension can be expanded on the expenses of the others. Voir l'article...

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27 décembre 2015

The COPERNICUS Alliance focuses its annual Meeting on Sustainability Assessment of Higher Education Institutions

http://www.guninetwork.org/sites/all/themes/guninetwork_html5/logo.pngLast 25th November took place in Madrid the COPERNICUS Alliance Annual General Meeting 2015. The theme of this year’s conference was the evaluation and assessment of higher education for sustainable development. Participants had the opportunity to present and discuss different models and systems of indicators which allows the measuring of progress on sustainability including research, teaching and the level of organization and governance of higher education institutions. See more...

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Higher Education Institutions; key players to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

http://www.guninetwork.org/sites/all/themes/guninetwork_html5/logo.pngThe international conference “From Higher Education For All towards SDG4: Building on achievements” took place last 8-9 October in Barcelona and was promoted by the International Association of Universities and the Jaume Bofill Foundation. During two days, participants worldwide commented on the draft FFA, a strategy document developed by the United Nations and UNESCO, which aims to support the implementation of the SDG4, Quality Education, from a Higher Education perspective. See more...

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26 décembre 2015

Une agriculture sera-t-elle possible en Sibérie ?

http://eureka.lorraine.eu/jahia/jsp/jahia/templates/eureka/esri_templates/img/banniereDroite.jpgAvec leurs homologues russes, des chercheurs du centre INRA de Nancy-Lorraine étudient le sol du Sud-Ouest sibérien afin de savoir s'il pourrait être favorable au développement de l'agriculture. Des recherches effectuées dans le cadre du projet A-WEST-CC (The Agro potential of Western Siberia Territories in a Changing Climate). Voir l'article...

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