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ESD for 2030: The Future Depends on Us!

The United Nations has established a new decade, beginning in 2020, focused on the power of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). “ESD for 2030” calls for educators to help advance new skills, empower youth, increase public awareness, and build...

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2/7/20
Old Ways New Ways, Regenerative Thinking in the 21 st Century

In October 2018, the Stockholm Resilience Centre released a report “Transformation is Feasible” to the Club of Rome on how to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals within Planetary Boundaries. Of four simulations run, only transformational...

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7/29/19
The role of citizen science in addressing grand challenges in food and agriculture research

The power of citizen science to contribute to both science and society is gaining increased recognition, particularly in physics and biology. Although there is a long history of public engagement in agriculture and food science, the term ‘citizen...

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11/27/18
Mapping Public Gardens to the Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were agreed to by 193 States Members in 2015 and provide a global framework to address sustainability challenges facing the planet. Public gardens through their collections, displays,...

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10/5/18
Public Gardens Sustainability Index with Related SDGs

The Public Gardens Sustainability Index represents a holistic approach to define principles and best practices for operational sustainability, sector-wide. The Index helps public garden professionals benchmark, develop, and adopt practices that span...

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9/6/18
Leaving No U.S. City Behind: THE U.S. CITIES SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS INDEX

In 2015, world leaders issued a clarion call to promote sustainable development by tackling climate change and environmental sustainability, growing inequalities and social exclusion, and ensuring economic opportunities for all. To this end they...

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7/2/18
The U.S. Cities Sustainable Development Goals Index: Achieving a Sustainable Urban America

America is the world’s richest large economy, with the world’s leading technologies and institutions of higher learning. Yet, the U.S. is falling behind other countries on a range of indicators relating to quality-of-life, economic opportunity...

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10/24/17
Data Tools for the California Bay Area: Actionable Intelligence for Cities to Support SDG Achievement

Data is integral to target-setting and tracking SDG achievement over time. While much attention has been given to national-level measurement and reporting systems, such as the U.S....

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10/24/17
Getting Started with the Sustainable Development Goals

This guide is a first and preliminary guide on how to “get started” with implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from 2015. It aims to help stakeholders, including governments at all levels (national, regional, and local), to understand...

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10/24/17
Biodiversity and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, agreed by the 193 States Members of the United Nations, sets out an ambitious framework of universal and indivisible goals and targets to address a range of global societal challenges....

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9/18/17