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.

Mountaintop removal protested in Washington

Washington, DC - Thousands of protestors came to the capitol today to draw attention to the devasting impacts of the nation's addiction to coal upon America's mountains and mountain communities.

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North American Roundtable launched at United Nations

In 2002 the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) reviewed progress that had been achieved in the decade since the UN Conference on Environment and Development (aka Earth Summit) in Rio de Janeiro.

'Climate Change Adaptation in New York City: Building a Risk Management Response'

This new report from the NYC Panel on Climate Change outlines the need for early and ongoing adaptation actions in New York and suggests approaches to create an effective adaptation program.

Completion of energy benchmark readings for NYC buildings

The bloomberg administration announced the completion of energy benchmark readings for NYC buildings that will provide baseline support for achievement of the PlaNYC goal to reduce the City's energy consumption 30% by 2017. T

The NYC Department of Buildings announced new Energy Code Compliance Rules

In December, the New York City Council passed a set of measures known as the 'Greener, Greater Buildings Plan'. One of the elements was a new Energy Conservation Code. Now the NYC Department of Buildings has proposed compliance rules for implementation of the energy conservation code.

UN Discussion on Sustainable Production and Consumption

At an event held on May 10 during the annual meeting of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, CitNet cosponsored a discussion on Sustainable Consumption and Production, one of the topics on the agenda for this year.

Citizens demand plan for national sustainability

On Earth Day, citizens launch a two-year campaign with a petition calling on the President to produce a long-term strategy targeting social and environmental crises.

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Share your views on progress towards sustainable production and consumption

The International Coalition for Sustainable Production and Consumption (ICSPAC) is now receiving input from sustainability practiioners, advocates, researchers and decision-makers on their views and ideas about current global progress towards sustainable production and consumption.

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Glimmers of ‘Hopenhagen’

Gail Karlsson reports: One of the most encouraging signs I saw in Copenhagen during the UN Climate Change Conference was on the shirt worn by the desk clerk at my hotel in Malmo, Sweden, across the Oresund bridge. It said ‘I am a citizen of Hopenhagen’.

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Obama calls for common action at Copenhagen meeting

After weeks of struggle with Congress and various forces within the US to achieve an official US commitment on carbon emission targets and actions, President Obama delivered his speech to the world and heads of state who arrived in Copenhagen

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