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Poverty, pollution and child labor

10 May 2020

German photographer wins UNICEF photo of the year Hartmut Schwarzbach’s picture shows a young girl in search of plastic waste in a Manila slum. UNICEF say the photo successfully captures the “three tragedies of our time”: poverty, pollution and child labor. Children of Manila’s slums  At the time of the photograph, the girl was 13 years old, according […]

How the virus is changing people and our planet?

22 April 2020

This Earth Day, ACT FOR YOUR PLANET highlights 10 ways that the virus is affecting our planet, for better and for worse.No single event of the last 50 years has had a bigger impact on our world than the ongoing coronavirus pandemic       Wildlife is reclaiming lost territory Tales of dolphins and swans returning […]

#earthday : 50 Years earth day

22 April 2020

No single event of the last 50 years has had a bigger impact on our world than the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. happy anniversary?   First celebrated in 1970—the year that American troops invaded Cambodia, a cyclone claimed 500,000 lives in Bangladesh, and The Beatles broke up—today is the fiftieth Earth Day, a day that marked […]

Wildlife is reclaiming lost territory

21 April 2020

The pandemic has shown that nature can rebound at speed when given the chance. Wildlife is reclaiming lost territory:  Tales of dolphins and swans returning to the canals of Venice and elephants sauntering through a village in Yunnan, China turned out to be fake news as people clamoured for positive stories amid the terrifying Covid-19 […]

Women navigating their countries through the coronavirus crisis

20 April 2020

The most noticeable gender equality narrative to emerge from the time of Covid-19 . Looking for examples of true leadership in a crisis? From Iceland to Taiwan and from Germany to New Zealand, women are stepping up to show the world how to manage a messy patch for our human family. Add in Finland, Iceland […]

The world can benefit more cooperation

6 April 2020

Although the coronavirus pandemic has become a threat to every country on Earth, world leaders are all at sea — showing few signs that they wish to cooperate genuinely to combat it. By contrast, tens of thousands of researchers from different disciplines and countries joined research and public health efforts to fight COVID 19. They […]

ONE planet sharing COVID 19

6 April 2020

We must hope that the current epidemic will help humankind realise the acute danger posed by global disunity. We must act quickly and decisively. We should also take into account the long-term consequences of our actions. When choosing between alternatives, we should ask ourselves not only how to overcome the immediate threat, but also what kind […]

During lockdown : Why not make cycling easier ?

5 April 2020

Why not make cycling easier, not more difficult? At one stroke, you have people kept distanced during transport, and making them healthier in the long term – not to mention more likely to be able to see off respiratory infections like Covid-19. It could be time for action !  Around the world, governments are taking […]

Message of Hope from Dr. Goodall in the Face of COVID-19

2 April 2020

Dr. Jane Goodall shares her thoughts in this time of hardship, sharing hope and  information. Dr Jane Goodall is a wise and inspirational human.

Tackling plastic waste

30 March 2020

We believe that leaders across all industries  have a unique ability to turn the tide on plastic waste. Scientific discovery, industrial R&D, ingenuity, entrepreneurship, and marketing were responsible for creating plastic, convincing consumers to adopt it, and conditioning those same consumers to throw it away. Now is the time to turn the tide. Leaders who […]

Viruses, like climate change, do not respect borders

26 March 2020

In the face of a pandemic , climate activists reevaluate their tactics ; a collective paralysis has gripped the international community. There seem to be no adults in the room. One would have expected to see already weeks ago an emergency meeting of global leaders to come up with a common plan of action.  

3 tipping points to drive positive action

29 January 2020

Point #1: Social We are reaching a social tipping point, as polarized attitudes and inaction on climate change create social divisions. The lack of progress on combating climate change has led to louder cries for action. However, at the same time, efforts to address climate change have caused hardships and led to protests. Consider France, where […]

Reversing Global Warming

21 January 2020

Dive Into 80 Global Warming Solutions Discover a solutions-oriented approach, one with a sense of opportunity, possibility, and hope for the future.   To see the solutions : Here     

Is climate change behind Venice flooding?

13 November 2019

This latest Acqua Alta occurrence in Venice is the second highest tide in recorded history. However, if we look at the top 10 tides, five have occurred in the past 20 years and the most recent was only last year.While we should try to avoid attributing a single event to climate change, the increased frequency […]

Paris pullout: The worst is yet to come !

11 November 2019

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that the agreement had imposed an “unfair economic burden” on the United States. Instead, he said, the US would follow “a realistic and pragmatic model”, using “all energy sources and technologies cleanly and efficiently”.Mr Trump promised to turn the US into an energy superpower, and has […]

Disasters worsened by climate change take hundreds of lives

3 November 2019

The biggest and most damaging hurricanes are now three times more frequent than they were 100 years ago, say researchers. one of the big questions that scientists have wrestled with is how to compare storm events from different eras. Is the increase in financial damages recorded over the last century simply down to the fact […]

Roxane Grioche : the 13th edition of the Word Forum for a Responsible Economy

20 October 2019

The key messages of the 13th edition of the Word Forum for a Responsible Economy : Roxane Grioche

Carbon Offset in cities

2 September 2019

Climate change and global warming present an existential threat to the human race, and will require a unified global response at all levels of society.   Initiated by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and made possible thanks to the support of Climate KIC and ofo, Reinventing Cities is an unprecedented global competition to drive […]

The first steps to managing emissions in Cities

12 August 2019

City representatives and climate professionals explain why having a solid greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory is key to determine where to best direct mitigation efforts, set emission reduction targets, monitor progress and ultimately develop an ambitious climate action plan.

Deadline 2020 !

27 May 2019

Deadline 2020 In response to the Paris Agreement, C40 Cities launched Deadline 2020 – How cities will get the job done, which outlines the level of ambition and action needed by C40 cities to play their part in converting the Paris Agreement from aspiration into reality. the ALL programme HERE  The Paris Agreement commits signatories to […]

How to reduce the amount of single-use plastic waste ?

3 March 2019

California proposes phaseout of single-use plastics by 2030: How?  Proponents of the legislation say it could help reduce the problem of plastic ending up along beaches and in oceans and rivers. The issue has been highlighted by reports of whales and other marine life found with plastic items in their stomachs. California already has placed […]

Waste can be turned into a resource

20 February 2019

Design and production are made with the end of the product lifecycle in mind and taking into account the materials involved. William McDonough is an architect, designer and thought leader, and co-creator of the Cradle to Cradle framework, which provides the principles to design eco-effective solutions on the basis of safer materials that can be perpetually […]

To reverse Global warming

10 February 2019

Learn more about how we can reverse global warming and create a world where regeneration, not destruction, is the rule. What if we took out more greenhouse gases than we put into the atmosphere? This hypothetical scenario, known as “drawdown,” is our only hope of averting climate disaster, says strategist Chad Frischmann. In a forward-thinking […]

Using recycled aluminium to manufacture capsules

3 February 2019

It is a hard-nosed business decision. For circular model paths, Nespresso needs to partner with other companies along the whole supply and value chains, all of which require more resources and different skillsets on the part of Nespresso. When asked why the firm is not using recycled aluminium to manufacture their capsules, Nespresso claimed their capsules […]

Extreme weather and climate change

30 January 2019

An Arctic-like deep freeze gripping much of the United States with double-digit subzero temperatures is the coldest of its kind in two decades, but is it linked to climate change? Experts say it could be, but whether global warming plays a role in this particular extreme weather phenomenon is still up for debate. A direct connection […]

The ocean plastic crisis

14 November 2018

The amount of plastic in the ocean is set to triple in a decade unless litter is curbed. Plastics is just one issue facing the world’s seas, along with rising sea levels, warming oceans, and pollution.

Aligning national and international climate targets

13 November 2018

Only sixteen countries out of the 197 that have signed the Paris Agreement have defined national climate action plan ambitious enough to meet their pledges, according to a policy brief released on Monday (29 October), ahead of the crucial UN climate conference COP24 in Katowice (Poland) in December. The 16 countries are: Algeria, Canada, Costa […]

More water for Sahel

6 November 2018

Act for your planet is proud to be partnership of: MORE WATER FOR SAHEL initiative: click here  Think and act collectively to let water pave the way to peace and human development www.morewaterforsahel.com      

The day taps (almost) ran out of water in South Africa

22 October 2018

The day taps (almost) ran out of water in South Africa Today, Claire Pengelly told us everything about the management of the water crisis that South Africa had to face for the last three years. The GreenCape Organization saw in the drought an opportunity for significant change in the water consumption. Even though the Cape […]

Yann Arthus Bertrand : Looking down on our home

20 October 2018

Earth Seen From Above: As an artist and activist, « artivist » would say the director of La Maison de la Photographie, Yann Arthus Bertrand spent forty years flying over Earth. To show its beauty, its inhabitants, to spread love, his love, for nature, for others. Today, he is closing the World Forum for a Responsible Economy […]

Why farmers are forcing climate change into the spotlight

13 October 2018

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change says burning coal for fuel will need to end by 2050 if global warming is to be kept below 1.5 degrees. Even that level of warming will result in more intense and more frequent, extreme weather events, according to the IPCC report.

Reinvent the Toilet Challenge

6 October 2018

More than 2 billion people lack access to clean water and sanitation around the world. Through his foundation’s “Reinvent the Toilet Challenge,” Gates has given millions to teams seeking to develop waterless toilets in the last several years. To be entered into the challenge, toilets had to cost less than 5 cents a day to […]

Sustainability has finally hit the mainstream of consumerism

19 September 2018

Is sustainability the new normal for consumers? As eco-consciousness goes mainstream in some countries, consumers don’t just expect brands to be sustainable, they expect them to be ‘regenerative’, Sustainability has become an imperative for consumers. More than nine in ten (92 per cent) of consumers across four global markets—Australia, China, United Kingdom and the United States—claim to be […]

Break Free from plastic

13 September 2018

Unless companies move away from their  reliance on fossil-fuel based plastic for their products, we are looking at a climate-challenged  future awashed in plastic pollution with untold repercussions on human health and life on the planet as we know it. This massive citizen action against big corporate plastic polluters have yielded the following numbers: 187,851 […]

How protect 1 billion people who live in informal settlements ?

7 September 2018

It is crucial the one billion people who live in informal settlements around the world are not forgotten as cities develop climate plans. Adapting to climate change is challenging for all cities, especially if global agreements fail to keep global temperature rise below 1.5°C. But how is adaptation possible where city governments have no capacity? […]

Palm plantations : from labor exploitation and social conflicts

22 August 2018

A new report by Greenpeace finds that palm oil suppliers to the world’s largest brands have cleared more than 1,300 square kilometres of rainforest—an area the size of the city of Los Angeles—since the end of 2015. The report found that palm oil suppliers to these top brands had cleared more than 1,300 square kilometers (500 […]

Scientists plan to map “a safety net”  to Planet Earth

7 July 2018

  Scientists urge world leaders to ramp up targets to protect global biodiversity. With the global population set to balloon to 10 billion people by 2050, scientists are calling for mankind to set aside sufficient amounts of ecosystems on land and at sea to ensure the survival of the many other species. To preserve global biodiversity and […]

The potential of aquaculture to feed the world

18 May 2018

Farmed fish is a critical food source Fish is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and high-quality protein. It plays a particularly important role in the diets of billions of consumers in low- and middle-income countries. Many of these people are poor, malnourished and unable to afford alternative nutrient-rich foods such as […]

Advanced analytics, and digital technology, towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution

7 April 2018

What are the hardware, software, and financing challenges the world needs to navigate before the enticing vision of the Fourth Industrial Revolution becomes a reality? The Fourth Industrial Revolution has made some rather exciting promises to society: More streamlined business practices, services that can be customised to the need of every individual, and technologies that […]

Toward a consumer strike?

19 March 2018

A movement seems to have taken off, in the United States and in some European countries, and no one knows whether its momentum will dwindle after the initial take-off, or if it will continue to ascend, far up and away: the movement proposes to take a simple decision: do not buy anything, except for bare […]

Feeding in a healthy way

19 March 2018

It is time to do it. Everyone has everything to gain from the truth. In the interest of Europe and the world, we must tell the truth to these farmers and at the same time provide them with the means to live decently. The discourse, and especially the accompanying policy, should focus on the ten […]

Choices influencing food access

1 March 2018

Food access:  food supply and food security Have you ever considered that you’re not the only one who decides what food ends up on your plate? How can we discern dilemmas at household, local, national and international levels get the big picture when the connections between levels and actors regarding access to food have been […]

Replace, re-use, recycle : 3 steps to saving the planet 

18 February 2018

Take-out coffee and bottled water symbolise both the luxury and the waste of the early 21st century. They represent the throwaway world, the always-on culture, the low-pay, low-skill jobs. They reflect our catastrophic disregard of the consequences of our choices for the world around us. Recycling plastics can be profitable ,  but it is also capital […]

Patagonia Action Works

8 February 2018

On February 7, 2018, Patagonia launched a new digital platform connecting customers with local organizations working to save the planet. The goal of this new platform, called Patagonia Action Works, is to help Patagonia customers learn more about local environmental issues and how to get involved with events, petitions, fundraising and volunteering time and skills.