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Barbados Programme of Action

The United Nations Programme of Action on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States, popularly referred to as the Barbados Program of Action, is a policy document that both: comprehensively addresses the economic, environmenta ...

                                               

Basin Focal Projects

The Basin Focal Projects are a set of CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food projects aimed at identifying and catalyzing the implementation of strategic interventions to enhance human and ecological well-being through increases in river basin ...

                                               

Brundtland Commission

Formerly known as the World Commission on Environment and Development, the mission of the Brundtland Commission is to unite countries to pursue sustainable development together. The Chairperson of the Commission, Gro Harlem Brundtland, was appoin ...

                                               

Earth Charter

The Earth Charter is an international declaration of fundamental values and principles considered useful by its supporters for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. Created by a global consultation process ...

                                               

Earth Charter Initiative

The Earth Charter Initiative is the collective name for the global network of people, organizations, and institutions who participate in promoting the Earth Charter, and in implementing its principles in practice. The Initiative is a broad-based, ...

                                               

Global Marshall Plan Initiative

The Global Marshall Plan Initiative views itself as an integrative organizational platform for a "world in balance". Composed of a network of more than 5000 supporters from all levels of society, brought together from politics, economics and civi ...

                                               

Globe Award

Globe Award is an international sustainability award which aims at encouraging and promoting the corporate and public sector, individual scientists as well as groups of innovator that have excelled in sustainable development in the world. Globe A ...

                                               

Johannesburg Declaration

The Johannesburg Declaration on Sustainable Development was adopted at the World Summit on Sustainable Development, sometimes referred to as Earth Summit 2002, at which the Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development was ...

                                               

Laudato si'

Laudato si is the second encyclical of Pope Francis. The encyclical has the subtitle "on care for our common home". In it, the pope critiques consumerism and irresponsible development, laments environmental degradation and global warming, and cal ...

                                               

Lisbon Principles

In 1997, a core set of six principles was established by ecological economist Robert Costanza for the sustainability governance of the oceans. These six principles became known as the Lisbon Principles ": together they provide basic guidelines fo ...

                                               

People-centered development

People-centered development is an approach to international development that focuses on improving local communities self-reliance, social justice, and participatory decision-making. It recognizes that economic growth does not inherently contribut ...

                                               

Planetary management

Planetary management is intentional global-scale management of Earths biological, chemical and physical processes and cycles. Planetary management also includes managing humanity’s influence on planetary-scale processes. Effective planetary manag ...

                                               

Regional Centres of Expertise

In response to the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, the United Nations University called for the development of regional networks for the promotion of Education for Sustainable Development. These networks address lo ...

                                               

Renewable energy in developing countries

Renewable energy technology has sometimes been seen as a costly luxury item by critics, and affordable only in the affluent developed world. This erroneous view has persisted for many years, but 2015 was the first year when investment in non-hydr ...

                                               

Rio Declaration on Environment and Development

The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, often shortened to Rio Declaration, was a short document produced at the 1992 United Nations "Conference on Environment and Development", informally known as the Earth Summit. The Rio Declaratio ...

                                               

SolarAid

SolarAid is an international development charity which is working to create a sustainable market for solar lights in Africa. The organisations aim is to reduce global poverty and climate change. SolarAid wholly owns an African social enterprise, ...

                                               

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all". The SDGs, set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and intended to be achieved b ...

                                               

The Global 100

The Global 100 Index is a ranking of the worlds most sustainable corporations. The list is compiled by Toronto-based media and investment advisory firm, Corporate Knights. Each year, the latest iteration of the index is announced at the World Eco ...

                                               

Type II Partnerships

Type II partnerships were developed at the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002. Arising in opposition to the state-centred eco-governmentality of previous approaches to sustainable development policy, the partnerships fac ...

                                               

World Sustainable Development Summit

The World Sustainable Development Summit is The Energy and Resources Institutes annual event. The theme of the 2020 edition of the Summit is Towards 2030 Goals: Making the Decade Count. The World Sustainable Development Summit brings together Nob ...

                                               

Renewable resource

A renewable resource is a natural resource which will replenish to replace the portion depleted by usage and consumption, either through natural reproduction or other recurring processes in a finite amount of time in a human time scale. Renewable ...

                                               

Bellacorick

Bellacorick or Bellacoric is a townland in County Mayo in Ireland. It is in the Electoral Division of Glenco, in Civil Parish of Kilcommon, in the Barony of Erris, in the County of Mayo. Bellacorick has an area of: 2.789.440 m² / 278.94 hectares ...

                                               

Cardboard bicycle

A cardboard bicycle is a bicycle composed mostly or entirely of cardboard. Only prototypes have been made as of 2012. Reported benefits include low cost, and construction from recyclable and renewable materials. The low cost is also expected to a ...

                                               

Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials

The Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing life-cycle assessment data related to wood-based materials and energy, and their alternatives.

                                               

Inland Waterways Commission

The Inland Waterways Commission was created by Congress in March 1907, at the request of President Theodore Roosevelt, to investigate the transportation crisis that recently had affected nations ability to move its produce and industrial producti ...

                                               

Proteak

Proteak is a forestry company that cultivates teak trees on plantations located on reclaimed ranch lands in the dry tropical regions of Mexico and Latin America. Based out of Mexico City, Mexico, Proteak has satellite offices in Wimberley, Texas ...

                                               

Sustainable yield in fisheries

The sustainable yield of natural capital is the ecological yield that can be extracted without reducing the base of capital itself, i.e. the surplus required to maintain ecosystem services at the same or increasing level over time. This yield usu ...

                                               

Tall oil

Tall oil, also called liquid rosin or tallol, is a viscous yellow-black odorous liquid obtained as a by-product of the Kraft process of wood pulp manufacture when pulping mainly coniferous trees. The name originated as an anglicization of the Swe ...

                                               

Self-sustainability

Self-sustainability and self-sufficiency are overlapping states of being in which a person or organization needs little or no help from, or interaction with, others. Self-sufficiency entails the self being enough, and a self-sustaining entity can ...

                                               

Autarky

Autarky is the characteristic of self-sufficiency; the term usually applies to political states, societies or to their economic systems. Autarky exists whenever an entity survives or continues its activities without external assistance or interna ...

                                               

Autonomous building

An autonomous building is a building designed to be operated independently from infrastructural support services such as the electric power grid, gas grid, municipal water systems, sewage treatment systems, storm drains, communication services, a ...

                                               

Ecotribe Teuge

Ecotribe Teuge is a collective of people living on a squatted terrain in the Dutch countryside. It is located on the edge of the village of Teuge, in the province of Gelderland. The buildings were constructed by the Nazis and formerly used to hou ...

                                               

List of countries by food self-sufficiency rate

                                               

Homesteading

Homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It is characterized by subsistence agriculture, home preservation of food, and may also involve the small scale production of textiles, clothing, and craftwork for household use or sale. Pursued in ...

                                               

In situ resource utilization

In space exploration, in situ resource utilization is the practice of collection, processing, storing and use of materials found or manufactured on other astronomical objects that replace materials that would otherwise be brought from Earth. ISRU ...

                                               

Lunar resources

The Moon bears substantial natural resources which could be exploited in the future. Potential lunar resources may encompass processable materials such as volatiles and minerals, along with geologic structures such as lava tubes that together, mi ...

                                               

Lasse Nordlund

Lasse Nordlund is a Finnish social thinker who is known for his experiment of living completely self-sufficiently in the Finnish countryside, producing his clothes and tools and cultivating his food from his small farm and what he gathered from t ...

                                               

Robinson Crusoe economy

A Robinson Crusoe economy is a simple framework used to study some fundamental issues in economics. It assumes an economy with one consumer, one producer and two goods. The title "Robinson Crusoe" is a reference to the novel of the same name auth ...

                                               

The Self-Sufficient-ish Bible

The Self-Sufficient-ish Bible: An Eco-living Guide for the 21st Century is a nonfiction book by British twins Andy and Dave Hamilton. The book was first published in 2008 by Hodder & Stoughton. The book is a guide on how to be self sufficient and ...

                                               

Tribe

The term tribe is used in many different contexts to refer to a category of human social group. The predominant usage of the term is in the discipline of anthropology. The definition is contested, in part due to conflicting theoretical understand ...

                                               

Environmental technology

Environmental technology, green technology or clean technology is the application of one or more of environmental science, green chemistry, environmental monitoring and electronic devices to monitor, model and conserve the natural environment and ...

                                               

Information and communication technologies for environmental sustainability

Information and communication technologies for environmental sustainability or Green ICT as per the International Federation of Global & Green ICT "IFGICT" is a general term referring to the application of information and communication technologi ...

                                               

Sustainable technologies

                                               

Technology for sustainable development

                                               

Alternative fuel

Alternative fuels, known as non-conventional and advanced fuels, are any materials or substances that can be used as fuels, other than conventional fuels like; fossil fuels, coal, and natural gas), as well as nuclear materials such as uranium and ...

                                               

Arborloo

An arborloo is a simple type of composting toilet in which feces are collected in a shallow pit and a fruit tree is later planted in the fertile soil of the full pit. Arborloos have: a pit like a pit latrine but less deep; a concrete, ferrocement ...

                                               

Bamboo bicycle

Bamboo bicycles are pedal-and-chain-driven, human-powered, single-track vehicles that have two wheels attached to a bamboo frame. Because of its light weight, vibration damping, and sustainability, bamboo is slowly starting to be used in bicycle ...

                                               

Battery electric vehicle

A battery electric vehicle, pure electric vehicle, only-electric vehicle or all-electric vehicle is a type of electric vehicle that exclusively uses chemical energy stored in rechargeable battery packs, with no secondary source of propulsion. BEV ...

                                               

Bi-fuel vehicle

Bi-fuel vehicles are vehicles with multifuel engines capable of running on two fuels. On internal combustion engines one fuel is gasoline or diesel, and the other is an alternate fuel such as natural gas, LPG, or hydrogen. The two fuels are store ...

                                               

Bicycle

A bicycle, also called a bike or cycle, is a human-powered or motor-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle, having two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other. A bicycle rider is called a cyclist, or bicyclist. Bicycles were introdu ...

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