MDG 7 SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT
Discussions pertaining to MDG 7 and specific countries, organizations, groups or individuals that work towards this goal will take place here. As delineated by the United Nations, the seventh Millennium Development Goal is: To Ensure Environmental Sustainability by 1) Integrating the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes and reversing the loss of environmental resources, 2) Reducing biodiversity loss, and achieving a significant reduction in the rate of loss, 3) Halving, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, and 4) Achieving by 2020 significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers.
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The Prime Minister for Australia, Julia Gillard, announced Thursday, January 27, a proposed one year tax and the cutting of state endorsed green programs. Australia, one of the leading nations in environmental sustainability, will be cutting these programs in order to fund the nation's recovery after immense flooding that left most of the state of Queensland and other locations of Australia under water. There is a debate ongoing that the funds should be raised, not by cutting the…
The World Economic Forum opened Wednesday in Switzerland to discuss the global risk of dwindling water, food, and energy resources. This week they will be launching a Risk Response Network aimed at assisting leaders globally to address the complexities of these type of risks and assist them in building long-term solutions. If this interests you, please CLICK HERE to read the rest of the article.
Boston College in Newton, Massachussetts, makes a stand for environmental sustainability.
Global warming is a serious issue confronting the world today. To help deal with this problem, Boston College supports the 350 movement. 350 is the red line for human beings, the most important number on the planet. The most recent science tells us that unless we can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, we will cause huge and irreversible damage to the earth. See the YouTube video.
Slowing, the menace of E-waste increases exponentially with little no relief in sight. India just like its counterpart Kenya, is a dumping ground for e-waste. its recycling method exposes citizens and future generations to highly toxic chemical waste. India is also beset with food and environmental poisoning from excessive use of pesticides. I can't help to wonder if there are no regulations to these effect? This is an area of focus for a research thesis I am conducting....
Slowing, the menace of E-waste increases exponentially with little no relief in sight. India just like its counterpart Kenya, is a dumping ground for e-waste. its recycling method exposes citizens and future generations to highly toxic chemical waste. India is also beset with food and environmental poisoning from excessive use of pesticides. I can't help to wonder if there are no regulations to these effect? This is an area of focus for a…
As the world consumes more electronics and grows rapidly technological, so is the rising trend of e-waste and its after effect. A glaring case is the Dandora site in Nairobi Kenya. While I agree that environmental safety is a duty for all, I will also point out that the political and social system has an important role to play here.
Dandora has exceeded the human safety zone in terms of air and water pollution.
Words cannot describe the extent to which Dandora has become a menace to the inhabitants of Dandora, kenya. I could give a clear describtion but i believe I will never do justice to it as much as this video below would. One obvious question that keeps poping up in my head is why policies are so at par with practice? especially when it has to do with the African society? So take a look and see for your self!