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 Blue Ocean Institute uses art and literature such as poetry, photography, videos, and paintings to engage visitors of their website in ocean conservation. The organization also translates dense scientific data into language that is understandable to the uninformed viewer while providing viable options for contributing to environmental sustainability.
Founded by MacArthur-Prize winning scientist Dr. Carl Safina and author Mercédès Lee in 2003 the Blue Ocean Institute is the only ocean conservation organization utilizing science, art, and literature to inspire environmental activism, especially in regard to our oceans. The website for the Blue Ocean Institute is constructed to translate scientific information into clear language that can motivate and direct people towards sustainable choices on behalf of the oceans. With information on the BP…
As part of a collaboration between the government of The Gambia and Gambega, a new waste water treatment plant was officially opened on Tuesday by Vice President Dr Isatou Njie-Saidy. This is one of the many collaborations supported by Gambega in efforts to help improve the environment in The Gambia.
As part of the UN's effort to promote clean energy, Kenya as well as six other African countries will be receiving grants to help further the development of environmentally friendly energy. Investment in the UN's green initiative is mainly being back by three countries: Brazil, China and India, expecting to reach 240 billion in funding this year, an increase of 40 billion since 2010.
Last year a variety of floods hit this country and wiped out 1.7 million homes, affected 20 million people, and damaged 5.4 million acres of land. The monsoons that swept this country last summer cannot happen again. The damage was to great to have to recover from again, so the UN is asking them to begin preparing now, and preparing smarter.
The UN General Assembly met to discuss global disaster risk reduction and its effects on obtaining the Millenium Development Goals. With this past year being one of the worst in history for natural disasters, many communities have lost schools, housing, and hospitals, bringing setbacks to the fulfillment of the Millenium Development Goals. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is promoting the adoption of the UN's global disaster risk reduction plan with a 10 point checklist to build these…
Most of the people living on either side of the Angola-Nambia lack adquet access to clean drinkg water and sanitation. Longer years of armed conflict and decades of civil war has damaged existing water supply systems. Now a 45 million dollar infrastructure upgrade is set to improve access to clean drinking water and decent sanitation for one million people.This project will substantially repair infrastructures at the dam and the pipeline, upgrading the power supply to the motors that pump…
In this interview with Vandana Shiva says we need an "earth democrcacy" in which "we are first and for most citizens of the earth". Her works is geared towards a sustainable environment through seed saving and distritubtion. She explains how by providing sustainable ways of farming also helps to eradicate poverty.