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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Researchers at the Unviersity of Illinoise hae come up with a way to teach sustainable development education to those in Africa, despite literacy or language barriers!
Using two minute animated clips that can be sent and downloaded via cell phone, these videos depict animated characters demonstrating how to do various agricultural tasks. The videos cover a range of topics, from teaching viewers in Haiti (in light of recent cholera spikes) how to make water safe for drinking and cooking to how a farmer in Nigeria can protect his crops from insects.
As University of Illinois professor and development member Barry Pittendrigh says, "This is a very different…
Morocco is preparing for the construction one of the largest solar power plants embarked by any country, insuring better air quality control for it's country.
In a step to reduce the air quality and look for better ways to produce energy, Morocco is engaging with the Clean Technology Fund to start construction on a solar power plant. Morocco plans to reduce its dependency on coal only fuel (97%) and hopefully sustain and lower the current cost of electricity for all its citizens. Overall, Morocco is taking a positive step in obtaining sustainable energy sources.
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A mathemathical-based software made by Israeli company TaKaDu takes preventative measures towards preserving valuable water resources in countries with infrastructure to transport water.
One of Israel's major environmental issues is their lack of sufficient potable water sources in the region. All countries in the world should be able to have access to water on their own lands rather than having to depend on neighboring regions for such a vital resource. It is for this reason that many companies in Israel have been working on solutions to their water problems over the past few decades. Although the element of urgency has prompted ideas and inventions in Israel, these works are…