User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Independent
Category: Environmental Justice :: Access
Last updated: May 31 2019 20:17 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Western states work to shore up abortion access 31.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
‘State laws might become the law of the land.’
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Energy equity: bringing solar power to low-income communities 23.5.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
From New York to California, states are adopting “community solar” programs that bring solar power and lower energy bills to low-income households.
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Who will save Africa’s rural farmers when investment and climate change roll in? 15.5.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
With the continent in transformation, there are three key areas to focus on for climate action.
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9 major opportunities for electric buses and trucks 14.5.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
New jobs, less pollution, climate action — and more.
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The righteousness of the youth-led climate justice movement 30.4.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A global movement being led by your company's future employees, neighbors and customers should be of considerable interest, and more than a little concern.
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UN decade of family farming puts spotlight on food insecurity 24.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Food & Health The United Nations has declared the years 2019 to 2028 as the UN Decade of Family Farming, citing the need to stem hunger and work toward food security. The official launch of the decade will take place in May. The UN has identified a number of key issues, including public policies, that promote the development of family farms, the protection of biodiversity, forests necessary to supporting family farms, sustainable fisheries and agroecology. While 2014 was officially the year of family farming, the UN states that, by creating a decade dedicated to family farming , it aims to draw attention to the fact that the people who produce more than 80 per cent of the planet's food paradoxically are often the most vulnerable to hunger.  My hope is that the UN decade will expose and emphasize the real causes of hunger on this planet -- how the creation of hunger is directly linked to environmental degradation and land grabbing; the loss of family farms and farmland to speculation and concentration, an ...
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The human dimension of public transit planning — equity 2.4.2019 GreenBiz.com
Planners can disadvantage communities in cities if they rely purely on numbers — with lasting societal impacts.
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4 creative ways cities are transitioning to a clean energy future 1.4.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The Bloomberg Philanthropies' American Cities Climate Challenge is accelerating community climate leadership.
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Liberal budget leaves behind Indigenous women and children -- again 21.3.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Pamela Palmater As expected, the Assembly of First Nations was first out of the gate offering glowing praise for this Liberal government's federal budget, followed shortly thereafter by the Metis National Council and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami -- the three male-dominated national Aboriginal organizations. Their organizations have seen substantial increases in funding for their political organizations in recent years. Meanwhile, the Native Women's Association of Canada -- the only political organization representing Indigenous women at the national level -- issued its own press release criticizing the government for failing Indigenous women. They accused the federal government of, once again, ignoring the pressing needs of Indigenous women and in so doing, not only hampering reconciliation but breaching their core human rights. NWAC is especially aggrieved about this lack of funding for Indigenous women and families, given the urgent need to address murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. The ...
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New Mexico lawmakers focus on equity in the outdoors 4.3.2019 High Country News Most Recent
A new fund would help low-income youth play in their public lands.
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Why it’s time for congestion pricing in New York City 26.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
After a decade of debate, concerns and confusion still exist but success in other cities may prove a useful bellwether.
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How urban agriculture could improve food security in U.S. cities 22.2.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Cuba offers interesting lessons for how to develop urban agriculture, including government-allocated land and agroecological methods that deliver high yields and diverse crops in small spaces.
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How China’s big overseas initiative threatens global climate progress 4.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
China’s new infrastructure plan, the Belt and Road Initiative, could transform economies — but its focus on coal-fired power plants is reckless.
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How climate change is adding to the health risks of poor people 29.1.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
How global warming is adding to the health risks of poor people
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The hopes and fears of transportation 26.1.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Transit projects offer a plethora of benefits to communities — but also reveal deep-seated worries and anxieties.
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Shifting the system — using new mobility as a tool for community goals 3.1.2019 GreenBiz.com
As city populations continue to grow, city governments must manage ever-increasing demands, consider trade-offs between differing values, and achieve their goals with limited capacity and funds.
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Uber is expanding and rebranding — is that a good thing? 11.12.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
As the ridehailing giant enters the multimodal market, will it maintain protections for consumers?
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World hunger rose for three years running, and climate change is a cause 21.11.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
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Innovating for 100 31.10.2018 GreenBiz.com
It’s no secret that Silicon Valley drives the tech world. From smart cars to smart homes, California continues to boast the world’s latest high-tech innovations and developments. Yet many Californians still lack access to technological advancements that could dramatically improve their everyday lives. High-tech products and services are viewed by many residents in low- to moderate-income communities as out-of-reach luxuries rather than attainable necessities.
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Can we use start-up strategies to scale social impact? 27.10.2018 GreenBiz.com
Take the cases of mobile phone adoption and clean water access.
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