liveable city

Liveable cities and sustainability

Melbourne, world’s most liveable city “Melbourne has once again been named the world’s most liveable city by The Economist, receiving a perfect score for healthcare, education and infrastructure. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Liveability Index ranks 140 cities each year on those topics, as well as stability, culture and environment.” ...
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paris agreement

Paris Agreement to go as “international law”

The formal ratification of the European Union on October 7 brings the Paris climate agreement above both thresholds needed to come into force. More than 70 nations representing over 56 percent of total global warming emissions have now acceded, to use the formal word, and in 30 days it becomes ...
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sustainable tourism

2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution, adopted on 4 December, recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better ...
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norway fuel

Norway to ban fossil fuel vehicles by 2025

With the growth of the global debate in regard to sustainability and the issues linking environment with economics, there has been a number of examples of the acceptance of communities to take actions in regard to environmental issues but still preserving economic requirements. In August 2016, Norway announced that: In ...
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church england

Church of England to divest from fossil fuels

International there has been increasing interest in the link between sustainability, in particular the link between investment and environment issues. The growth of discussion has assisted in engaging more people in considering the issues and the potential impacts of such issues. Of particular interest has been the growth in discussion ...
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fossil fuels

Ireland to stop investing in fossil fuels

Over recent years, there has been growth of understanding in many parts of the world of the importance of sustainability in not only the global environment but also the global economy. January 2017 has so far seen this understanding accelerate with major announcements including the announcement from Ireland on 29 ...
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