A pluralistic and integrated approach to action-oriented knowledge for sustainability

Technocratic solutions to complex challenges won’t save us: research institutions and universities need to value and foster action-oriented knowledge and pluralism, and create the conditions for others to learn to do the same. Only in this way, will it be possible to address ‘wicked’ sustainability problems like climate change, according to a publication in Nature, co-authored by DRIFTer Timo von Wirth.

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Tech companies race to environmental sustainability & net zero | TechMarketView

Competition amongst IT services players to be the most ambitious in their environmental sustainability goals can only be a good thing. It looks like it is driving companies to do more and more quickly. Last month we looked at Sopra Steria’s target to achieve net zero emissions by 2028 and highlighted its sustainability achievements and goals (see Sopra Steria: Targeting net zero ahead of the curve). Today, we see announcements from Atos and Accenture that show the IT services suppliers are upping their games.

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Sustainability Saturday: Stewardship in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Two Rivers Community School, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, places a strong focus on teaching sustainability. In fact, conservation of the natural environment is one of the cornerstones of its curriculum. One of the key components of the mandatory 8th grade student capstone project includes demonstrating how they have become good stewards of the natural world, including showing understanding of the importance of conservation, sustainability, and stewardship. The school emphasizes the importance of service and outdoor education.

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Sustainability at DB Cargo UK – We’re committed to helping the UK Government to achieve its climate target of net zero by 2050

Society is facing ever greater pressure to protect the environment. The transportation sector in particular is being called on to make a considerable contribution to these efforts. DB Cargo UK aspires to lead the way in the environmental protection movement. We want to become the leading green logistics services provider and prove that CO2 emissions can indeed be reduced as transport grows.

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Consultation: Introducing market restrictions on single-use plastic items in Scotland – Scottish Government – Citizen Space

This consultation proposes the introduction of market restrictions – effectively a ban – on the most commonly littered single-use plastic items found on European beaches. It represents an important next step in our efforts to tackle our plastic problem, allowing us to maintain pace with the environmental standards of our European partners while re-affirming Scotland’s position as a world-leader in the circular economy.

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Cosmetic testing services with QACS

Cosmetic testing services with QACS 12-Oct-2020 INGREDIENTS Clinical Efficacy Testing Standard and custom-made protocols help you assess cosmetic efficacy and substantiate product claims. Clinical tests are conducted using state-of-the-art equipment and in participation of male and female volunteer panels with a wide range of dermal and ophthalmological characteristics.

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Decommissioning vs. reusing offshore gas platforms within ethical decision-making for sustainable development: Theoretical framework with application to the Adriatic Sea

This paper integrates ethics into decision-making for sustainable development to help planners choose between decommissioning and reuse of an offshore gas platform within a social perspective. To do so, I match multi-criteria analysis (MCA), cost–benefit analysis (CBA), weighted life-cycle assessment (WLCA), and monetary life-cycle assessment (MLCA) to four main ethical standpoints…

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Schneider Electric’s AI-Assisted Advising and Implementation to Accelerate Clients’ Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change Programs

Multi-million-dollar investment into AI and machine learning technology drives next-generation digitally-enabled services Enables a more holistic, future-oriented approach to energy and resource management that drives top and bottom-line benefits for today’s organizations Supports Schneider Electric clients in achievement of climate change outcomes and sustainability targets for resource reductions, data transparency, and business resilience More Climate Action Highlights from Schneider Electric Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced the impact of a new multi-million dollar investment in machine learning tools and data science. 

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