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Policy Considerations for STEAM Education

Limited funding for STEAM education can create barriers that hamper program
offerings, student participation, staffing, professional development, resources or
access to after-school programs. States have taken innovative approaches to fund
programs through a variety of federal and state sources to help address these issues. This resource provides exampes of STEAM in action, including Alaska Botanical Garden and other organizations. 

IMPLEMENTING CLIMATE AMBITION: Global Covenant of Mayors 2018 Global Aggregation Report

Building upon an initial 6000+ cities committed to GCoM at the time of the signing of the Paris Agreement, cities continue to make significant and ambitious commitments to meet the climate challenge. An additional 1,600+ cities have committed to the initiative in 2018, continuing momentum and joining the thousands of cities that are stepping up to act, register and measure
their progress.

Leaving No One Behind: The United Nations World Water Development Report 2019

The 2019 edition of the World Water Development Report focuses on the theme of “Leaving No One Behind”. It argues that fulfilling the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation for all can also significantly contribute to the achievement of the broad set of goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: from food and energy security, to economic development and environmental sustainability. Based on the latest data, this report’s findings clearly illustrate the need to make substantial progress towards delivering on the 2030 Agenda promise of reaching the most vulnerable.

Community Strategic Energy Management Guide

Many communities have or are considering policies and programs to address climate change. They understand that buildings represent a critical element of these policies, since buildings comprise more than 40 percent of energy use and account for more than 38 percent of U.S. carbon emissions.1 Improving municipal building performance represents a unique opportunity to lead the community by demonstrating exemplary performance in the public building portfolio.

Sowing the seeds for interdisciplinary plant research and development in the Tropical Andes

In the Tropical Andes millions of people depend upon the use of wild and domesticated
biodiversity for their livelihoods, but the complex interactions between the
ecological and social components of the region’s ecosystems remain poorly understood.
Better knowledge of these interactions can help provide solutions to reduce
poverty in this region. The joint international laboratory on Biodiversity in Natural
and Cultivated phytosystems of the Tropical Andes (BIO_INCA) aims to fill crucial

Climate Change in the American Mind

The report Climate Change in the American Mind documents a continued upward trend in Americans’ concern about global warming, as reflected in several key indicators tracked since 2008, including substantial increases in Americans’ certainty that global warming is happening and harming people in the United States now. The proportion of Americans who are very worried about global warming has more than tripled since its lowest point in 2011. Increasing numbers of Americans say they have personally experienced global warming and that the issue is personally important to them.

Mapping the Renewable Energy Sector to the Sustainable Development Goals: An Atlas

This Atlas intends to serve as a guide for renewable energy developers and operators to maximize their contributions to the SDGs. The Atlas recommends specific actions that companies can take to advance each SDG by incorporating responsible practices into their core business operations and collaborating with other stakeholders to amplify impact.

A Pathway to Sustainable American Cities: A Guide to Implementing the SDGs

With this guide, cities can take advantage of the SDG framework and other cities’ experiences, saving valuable time and resources in setting goals and strategies while not reinventing the wheel. This guide also provides case studies and examples from U.S. cities that have begun to use the SDGs to fortify their own planning by adapting them to the local context. Cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, and San José are leading the way, showing the utility of the SDG framework to broaden their ambition and bolster their existing plans and strategies.

Grow your own food security? Integrating science and citizen science to estimate the contribution of own growing to UK food production

Own‐grown fruit and vegetable production in urban areas is increasingly assumed to increase food security, however, the evidence‐base to support this assumption is lacking. By integrating remotely sensed Geographic Information System data, fieldwork, and a citizen science project (MYHarvest) we will estimate the current levels of UK own‐grown fruit and vegetable production and how this could be increased if more urban land was made available for own‐growing.

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