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Australia and New Zealand Institute for Sustainable Management

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A unique institute devoted to sustainability in the region International Sustainability is now firmly on the minds of organisations and businesses. Governments are initiating policy responses to meet the international commitments now, that have resulted from such initiatives as the “Paris Agreement”. In response to this recognition of the importance of Sustainability, ATSolve was pleased […]

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Global Village – Asia Pacific backyard

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It seems that 2017 has become a big year for discovering of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). For a long time, there has not been a big awareness of the SDG’s or more exactly, the implications and use of SDG’s. Recently, however, there has been a growing interest in the implications of the SDG’s – not […]

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Liveable cities and sustainability

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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.” Recently, I was visiting Melbourne […]

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Paris Agreement to go as “international law”

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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 international law. (reference: http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=16-P13-00041&segmentID=2 ) […]

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2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

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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 understanding among peoples everywhere, in […]

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Norway to ban fossil fuel vehicles by 2025

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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 order to slow the effects […]

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Church of England to divest from fossil fuels

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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 about the links between environmental, […]

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Ireland to stop investing in fossil fuels

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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 Jan 2017. Ireland just took […]