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THE EU COMMITMENTS TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The EU has reaffirmed its commitment in the fight for sustainability through a document recently released. Author: Mélanie Romat The European Union has released last week a communication[1] explaining in details its commitments, policies and actions contributing to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations. The 19 pages document establishes connec...[Read More]

MEASURES TO FOSTER THE DEVELOPMENT OF LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES

The implementation of the Istanbul Program of Actions started 5 years ago with the aim to support the development of the 49 Least Developed Countries. Author: Mélanie Romat A report has been recently published on the state of Least Developed Countries (LDC)[1] taking stock of the results reached and what remains to be done after the first 5 years of implementation of the Istanbul Program of Action...[Read More]

CONNECTING IDENTITY AND HISTORY TO LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The recovery of leather tanning in the “Impenetrable” Chaco forest and its impact on the economic development of the region Author: Carolina Cenzano In this post, we will draft briefly the methodology that has permitted to articulate different dynamic connections in the leather value chain in the NEA (North-East Argentina) region. Even if we focus on the leather tanning experience in the “Impenetr...[Read More]

HOW CAN WE FUND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS?

A report published by the charity ShareAction raises a reflection about the investors’ role in supporting the Sustainable Development Goals Author: Jem Bendell [i] The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are ambitious. And deliberately so. Spearheaded by the target of ending extreme poverty by 2030, the 17 “Global Goals” are essentially an international charter for sustainability. ...[Read More]

Can we contemplate a more inclusive and sustainable economy?

The proposal of new models emerges from the need to search alternatives to negative externalities created by our way to understand the economy. Author: Fernando Varela Last December, the European Commission announced the launch of an ambitious pack of measures to impulse the Circular Economy, with the aim to promote a sustainable economic growth and employment creation. The First Vice-President Fr...[Read More]

Applications and advantages of Photocatalysis

Photocatalysis offers a concrete solution to one of the major problems our society has to face: environmental pollution. Author: Mélanie Romat [i] Photocatalysis, discovered more that 40 years ago, is recognized now as a process which allows to collaborate effectively against the atmospheric pollution problem present in big cities. WHAT IS PHOTOCATALYSIS? The photocatalytic process is based on the...[Read More]

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