All Blog Posts Tagged 'environment' (37)

10 things every person can do to prevent climate change



With news of ice sheets gradually melting, global temperature and sea levels rising, and extreme weather phenomena like intense rainfall and hurricanes, one cannot deny that Mother Earth is indeed suffering from climate change.

We might not be aware of it, but everyone is contributing…

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Added by Laura Buckler on April 2, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Environmental Inequality: Where Does London Rubbish Go After Collection?

In the last decade, the city of London has given a lot of volume to the topic of recycling and environmental responsibility. Rubbish regulations between London councils and residents have increased, recycling rates have grown and the new COP 21 agreement has reached a very optimistic target for the UK's waste management program.

That's a pretty picture, but where does all the rubbish go for clearance and recycling? Statistics show – in low-income areas with high poverty…

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Added by Christabel Benoit on May 25, 2016 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

COP21: Six Things You Need to Know About Climate Change

Forest in the Czech Republic. CREDIT: Jakub Sejkora.

It is no exaggeration to say that the outcomes of the Paris climate conference will determine the future of our planet. As world leaders gather for COP21 this December and try to…

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Added by Carnegie Council on December 7, 2015 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Sign the Manifest form Lima to Paris for a Unversal Declaration of Human Responsibilities

The Alliance for Responsible and Sustainable Societies calls on all networks, collectives, individuals and institutions to sign up the Manifesto for the urgent adoption of a Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities.

The Manifest from Lima to Paris is a contribution of the South American…

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Added by Nadia Gianoli on November 16, 2015 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

How Deep is Your Love? Raise your voice against Animal Abuse!

"The Darkest corners of hell are reserved for those, who in times of a crisis maintain neutrality."

It is a little challenging not to wake up and voice your thoughts when mornings begin with "news" like this. A little over a year ago an incident that occured in the Delhi zoo where Vijay the Tiger "maulled" a man to death compels you to question- What is the extent to which one can be held responsible for his or…

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Added by Apoorva Bhardwaj on September 7, 2015 at 12:37am — No Comments

Building A Better Future



#betterfuturecontest



Name-Vaibhav Kumar



School: Modern Vidya Niketan School



High school student.Age 17

Essay:-

                                 Sustainable Development and the Advent of Electric Cars



Environment can be wisely described through the words of Mr.Walt Disney-

“Landscapes of great wonder and beauty lie under our feet and all around us. They are…

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Added by Vaibhav Kumar on January 5, 2015 at 2:50pm — No Comments

A Dialogue on Global Citizenship, Global Ethics, and Moral Rights

We are sharing here a digital dialogue that took place between Michael Edward Walsh, a visiting scholar at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, and Alvaro Cedeno Molinari, Costa Rican ambassador to Japan, on topics related to global ethics and citizenship. —CARNEGIE…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 26, 2014 at 5:05pm — 1 Comment

Trans-generational justice - Looking at climate change

Greetings all!

I would like to share with everyone some of the work I have been focused on in the field of trans-generational justice.  The attached document is the executive summary of a work in progress that I hope you find interesting.  I welcome all comments and critiques, but emphasize that this is 1. only a summary and 2. an incomplete work.  As such please do not cite this work, but know that I am more than happy to provide the final draft on this forum once it is…

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Added by Tony L Gregg on December 7, 2013 at 4:34pm — 1 Comment

Eco-Politics: Blood & Trees

Deforestation is well-known to most as a critical ecological problem. Nowadays, even an elementary schooler has probably been taught that the rainforests are shrinking. If asked how to solve the problem, people of all ages would likely rack their brains to think of “go green” solutions like recycling or planting trees in the park. But few would think of halting the import of timber from conflict-stricken countries as a potential environmentally friendly solution. What’s war got to do with…

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Added by Samantha Sherman on September 9, 2013 at 3:41pm — No Comments

The Changing Conversation on Climate

Many Americans have long waited for the President to clarify and deepen his position on how the United States should move forward on climate change. In the years since the George W. Bush administration abandoned the Kyoto Protocol, American engagement on the issue has been uneven, and voters have been only episodically motivated by concerns about Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina or about wildfires and droughts. President Obama's last-minute intervention in the United Nations Framework Convention…

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Added by Evan Berry on June 25, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Global Ethical Dialogues

This is the concept paper…

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Added by Carnegie Council on June 13, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Michael Ignatieff Leads Ethical Dialogue in South America

To mark its Centennial in 2014, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs has launched Ethics for a Connected World. This multifaceted three-year project is engaging societies across the world in the quest for a global ethic—shared values with which to tackle problems that transcend…

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Added by Carnegie Council on June 12, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Thought Leader: Hans Küng

As part of the Carnegie Council Centennial Thought Leaders Forum, Carnegie Council's Devin Stewart corresponded via email with Dr. Hans Küng. Dr. Küng is a Catholic priest and president of the Foundation for a Global Ethic.

DEVIN STEWART: What is morally distinct about the age we live in?

HANS…

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Added by Carnegie Council on April 12, 2013 at 11:04am — No Comments

Thought Leader: Mary Robinson

As part of the Carnegie Council Centennial Thought Leaders Forum, Carnegie Council's Devin Stewart spoke with Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, and a former UN high commissioner for Human Rights. She is currently chancellor of the University of Dublin (Trinity College) and president of the Mary Robinson Foundation -…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 28, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Is China Taking the Right Cues From History?

Now that China's leadership transition has been completed, its new president Xi Jinping faces numerous challenges, from maintaining economic growth to combating corruption, pollution, and food supply scandals. Yet disagreement has been stirring on the best path to achieve…

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Added by Devin Stewart on March 20, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Petition Your College for Sustainability

A group of students at my alma mater in Minnesota have created an online petition and campaign demanding that the college adhere to its proclaimed sustainability vision. Arguing that its current plan is too opaque, they are asking the college to set transparent and measurable goals, and to give students insight into the progress toward attaining them.…

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Added by Andreas Rekdal on March 6, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Thought Leader: Dan Ariely

DEVIN STEWART: Dr. Ariely, it's so good to have you here today.

When you look at the world today, how do you see the world? How would you describe it, particularly from a moral perspective?

DAN ARIELY: I think morality has a few elements to it. It's a real struggle between what's good for me and…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 4, 2013 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

A Global Movement for Climate Justice: A Declaration and a Call to Action

The Party's Over

In the wake of an unremitting and worsening cascade of killer storms, droughts, floods, heat waves there is a growing and irreversible global understanding of the need for common action for survival and to build a sustainable future. This does not mean the masters of fossil fuel business as usual have seen the light. Their determination to wring the last dollop of fossil fuel and with it the last dollar from an afflicted…

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Added by Roy Morrison on February 28, 2013 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Thought Leader: Srdja Popovic

DEVIN STEWART: How do you see the world today? Is it distinct from previous eras and, particularly from a moral perspective, how would you describe the world?

SRDJA POPOVIC: It's a mix of good news and bad news. It's definitely faster. It's definitely more globalized. That means definitely people are…

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Added by Carnegie Council on February 26, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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