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Sustainable development

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United Nations Environment Programme: Maps and Graphics

More and more people are beginning to return the sometimes neglected field of geography to understand the world of environmental change (and degradation). In the process, the skills of highly trained cartographers and geographic information specialists are in great demand. Organized as an official United Nations Environment Programme centre, the GRID-Arendal group provides public policy officials,...

https://www.grida.no/
Green Map Atlas

Based in New York, the people behind the Green Atlas have been going "green" since 1995. The Green Map system is an "adaptable framework for charting nature and culture in hometown environments." Recently, they published the Green Map Atlas, and now visitors can access the entire publication on this site. The Atlas includes maps of Jakarta, Kyoto, New York, Milwaukee, Toronto, and six other areas...

https://greenatlas.org/
The Center for International Earth Science Information Network

The very productive Earth Institute at Columbia University has a number of centers within its ambit, including The Center for International Earth Science. Their specialty happens to be on-line data and information management, along with spatial data integration and training and interdisciplinary research related to human interactions in the environment. From their homepage, visitors can learn more...

http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu/
State of World Population 2007

In terms of human settlement patterns, the world's population is undeniably becoming more and more urbanized. By 2008, over half of the world's population will be living in urban areas, and by 2030, it is estimated that 5 billion people will live in urbanized areas. This is but one of the aspects of the world's population that is discussed within the interactive pages of the 2007 State of World...

https://www.unfpa.org/publications/state-world-population-20...
Sustainability: American Public Media

Sustainability has become a popular buzzword in the past few years, yet it can be a puzzling term to some who encounter it. In the words of this American Public Media site, "it's about meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." They have decided to contribute to the ongoing public conversation about sustainability by using...

https://sustainability.publicradio.org/
Europa: Environment and Waste

Over the past several decades, the European Union has grown increasingly concerned about their ever-growing amounts of trash and other assorted rubbish. Ever year, the European Union throws away approximately 1.3 billion metric tons of waste, along with approximately 700 million metric tons of agricultural waste. With that in mind, they established a unified approach to waste management and...

https://ec.europa.eu/environment/topics/waste-and-recycling_...
Green Design Institute

The Green Design Institute is a "major interdisciplinary education and research effort to make an impact on environmental quality through green design." The primary goal of the Institute is to form partnerships with industry, government, and other foundations in order to develop processes that "can improve environmental quality and product quality while enhancing economic development." Located at...

https://www.cmu.edu/gdi/
World Bank: Global Challenges

The World Bank works to combat poverty and to increase development opportunities around the world, but they also have selected six strategic themes that focus in on global development. First-time visitors to the site can listen to World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick talk about these themes, and they may also wish to follow along with the accompanying slideshow. Themes include global public...

https://www.worldbank.org/en/about
Environmental Sciences & Sustainability: The NY Academy of Sciences

The New York Academy of Sciences has so many areas that they investigate that choosing just one to highlight can be difficult. The Environmental Sciences and Sustainability topic is particularly interesting, and there's enough material here to warrant several return visits. For example, the article entitled "Flood-Resilient Waterfront Development in New York City: Bridging Flood Insurance,...

https://www.nyas.org/history-highlights/events/new-york-acad...
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2015: International Year of Light

On December 20, 2013 the UN General Assembly proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies in honor of Einstein's field equations explicating general relativity. While events, programs, and speakers are planned throughout the year - and across the globe - the website presents excellent resources accessible to anyone. Readers may like to begin by scouting the...

https://www.light2015.org/Home.html
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