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FLOATING SUSTAINABILITY: THE CASE OF AQUATIC PHOTOVOLTAIC PLANTS

This innovative technology offers interesting advantages in term of space and optimization of aquatic resources Author: Luis Sánchez Torrente The search of energy solutions with no social and environmental impact is still one of the main challenges of the sustainable agenda. The field of renewable energies and their dizzying expansion over the last decades has implied great progresses in reducing ...

THE ROLE OF BUSINESS IN THE FULFILLMENT OF THE SGDs

A study realized by the AECID analyzes the role of Spanish companies to reach the Sustainable Development Goals in Latin America Author: Mélanie Romat The 17 Sustainable Development Goals, approved during the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015, has been considered as a milestone in terms of commitments for development, with the potential to orient public policies from ...

ALIANZA SHIRE BRINGS ELECTRICITY TO THE REFUGEE CAMPS OF ETHIOPIA

The first Spanish public-private alliance for Humanitarian Action abroad. According to data provided by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), by the end of 2015 there were more than 65 million displaced persons around the world, forced to flee due to persecution, conflict, repression and natural disasters In this context, Allianza Shire emerged as a multi-actor alliance, creat...

WHAT WE’VE LEARNT FROM THE DROUGHT

The city of Cape Town needs to develop innovative solutions to compensate for the decrease of water resources available in the city Author:  Dr Kevin Winter [i] Water consumers in Cape Town rely almost entirely on stored surface water for drinking and every other purpose. There are not many countries that are capable of achieving water quality to potable standards. The population of Cape Town has ...

OPTIMIZING THE EXPLOITATION OF WATER RESOURCES IN MOROCCO

The Modernization Project for Irrigated Agriculture involves a significant improvement of the efficiency of the irrigation system destined to agriculture, contributing to the country’s resilience to climate change. Author: Yvan Castaigne Irrigated agriculture represents 45% of the value-added, 50% of the rural employment and 75% of the agricultural exportation of the country. In 2008, Morocco laun...

CHARTER TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

The document has been co-created by over 600 citizens and representatives from new economy movements from all over the world.    “The goal and the purpose of the economy are to serve people and the planet. In order to achieve this, we need a rights and values-led system where justice, solidarity, sustainability, equality, autonomy and collaboration are at its centre”. This is the key message of th...

THE ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION FOR A NEW ECONOMY

The next New Economy and Social Innovation Forum will analyze new economic and social innovation models with the aim to offer a better answer to the problems faced by our society. The European Union, which is already echoing some of these proposals, is well positioned to drive these changes. The world needs to rethink its sources of growth and distribution of wealth. On the one hand, growth, espec...

SOCIAL MANAGEMENT OF HYDROPOWER PROJECTS IN PERSPECTIVE: FROM DRAMA TO OPPORTUNITY?

Decades of evolution in the sector show us that questionable practices of the past could become opportunities of development for the affected populations. Author: Luis Sánchez Torrente Anyone who has had the opportunity to contemplate the scene of a dried up reservoir has probably experienced the agonic sensation of dependence and vulnerability that connect us to the water. The need to retain and ...

NEW WAYS SUSTAINABILITY JOINS THE GLOBAL MOVEMENT FOR A NEW ECONOMY

From 19th to 22nd April 2017 Malaga (Spain) will host the Global Forum NESI “New Economy and Social Innovation”, a key meeting point for people, organizations and international networks that work to co-create a more sustainable and people-centered economy. New Ways Sustainability is proud to announce we have become one of NESI Forum’s media partners. Currently and for several years now...

CHALLENGES OF A MULTI-ACTOR COOPERATION FOR A BETTER DEVELOPMENT

A conference organized in Madrid has allowed analyzing the opportunities and difficulties related to a necessary multi-actor Alliance, aimed to create greater impacts Author: Fernando Varela and Mélanie Romat   Last January 19th, a conference entitled “Towards a more effective Development Cooperation: the necessary alliance of all actors” took place in Madrid, organized by La Caixa Foundation, ICE...

SUPPLY OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY IN RURAL AREAS OF LATIN AMERICA

A study published by the itdUPM analyzes six relevant initiatives aimed to improve the energy distribution network in Latin America.  Author: itdUPM The itdUPM has recently published a study, commissioned by the Multilateral Development Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank (FOMIN/BID) analyzing six initiatives of energy distribution networks in Latin America. These initiatives are designed ...

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN AFRICA

What Africa’s drought responses teach us about climate change hotspots? Author: Gina Ziervogel [i] The world may still argue about whether or not climate change is for real. But in vast expanses of arid southern Africa, the daily struggle to cope with a changed climate is well under way. The lessons being learnt here on a small scale could prove vital in the fight for human survival. The impact of...

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