Sustainability News

Sustainability News

Various news items dealing with different aspects of sustainability around the country and internationally, including developments in practices, policies, legislation, campaigns and science.

Also, look for sustainability news dealing with specific issues or places can be found on those pages.

Various news items dealing with different aspects of sustainability around the country and internationally, including developments in practices, policies, legislation, campaigns and science. Also, look for sustainability news dealing with specific issues or places can be found on those pages.

Worldwatch letter to Education Secretary

Worldwatch Institute, with a number of other organizations, writes to new Education Secretary Arne Duncan on the importance of education to implement President Obama's objective to create a green economy. The letter calls for an agenda of conferences, appointments, green school buildings, and other actions supporting "education for a green economy." More.

Worldwatch Institute

Regional coalitions of state governments take action on climate change emissions

This is clearly the season for states acting together in coalitions on both sides of the country to address climate change emission. Last week the Western Climate Initiative, a coalition of northwestern states in the US and Canada, announced itsproposal to achieve a 15 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. The New York Times described the blueprint as "the most far-reaching effort in North

4th World Water Forum in Mexico

An initiative of the World Water Council, the forum has the aim of raising the awareness on water issues all over the world . As the main international event on water, it seeks to enable multi-stakeholder participation and dialogue to influence water policy making at a global level, thus assuring better living standards for people all over the world and a more responsible social behavior towards water issues in-line with the pursuit of sustainable development.

Regional coalitions of state governments take action on climate change emissions

This is clearly the season for states acting together in coalitions on both sides of the country to address climate change emission. Last week the Western Climate Initiative, a coalition of northwestern states in the US and Canada, announced its proposal to achieve a 15 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.