A majority of experts surveyed for a study on the future of the world’s energy supply consider a global transition to 100 percent renewable energy to be both feasible and realistic, according to a new report authored by Dr Sven Teske at the Institute for Sustainable Futures.
Two weeks ago (on March 8th) the world celebrated International Women’s Day (#BeBoldForChange), and today is World Water Day (#WorldWaterDay). While these two international days of action are coincidentally celebrated just two weeks apart, the connection between them is stark and very much on the global development agenda.
Now is an ideal time to reflect, to take stock of where the Australian water industry is at, to scan the trends, disruptions and innovation opportunities that lie ahead. The Water Services Association of Australia commissioned the Institute to research and write a discussion paper on Australia's urban water futures.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) significantly advance the global development agenda, and offer the opportunity for NGOs and other development actors to transform their approaches.
Core to transformations required to meet the SDGs is the need to prioritise the linkages between environmental stewardship, economic prosperity and social equity.