Urban-Nexus Environmental Assessment Tool (U-NEAT+)The United Nations launched a free online tool recently which is to help humanitarian aid workers rapidly identify and mitigate environmental risks when responding to crises. The free, cloud-based Urban-Nexus Environmental Assessment Tool (U-NEAT+) offers an easy way to assess a range of potential environmental threats and sensitivities and suggests how to mitigate them. Risks […]
Vogue has a history of the origins of London Fashion Week What is the value of fashion ? In 2018 British Fashion Council released some data about London Fashion Week including that there were 20,000 cups of espresso served and 200kg of Lavazza coffee consumed! For data on its impact see the Blooming Flower conversation […]
This web archive has been curated by the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, member libraries of the Latin America Libraries of the Northeast Group. It has snapshots of ‘264 vulnerable websites’ – these are Brazilian government websites in the areas of human rights, the environment, LGBTQ issues and culture for the period following the election of […]
The United Nations University has launched its Sustainable Development Explorer. This provides access to a growing collection of its research commentary and multimedia related to each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015. These include poverty, environment and peace.
The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It deals mainly with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020. An agreement was negotiated by representatives of 195 countries in Paris in December 2015. It was signed on 22 April […]
A new report from Oxfam considers how the UK can achieve decent living standards while remaining environmentally sustainable.
CENTAL is coordinating a project focusing on how text messaging can be used in scientific communication. The website includes a bibliography (mainly relating to SMS in Switzerland) and publications. There are also details of another project What’s up Switzerland which researches mobile research communications via WhatsApp.
Emaps Project A project funded by the EU which commenced in 2011. It aims to use social media and mapping technology to communicate scientific information more effectively to members of the public. The partners include: Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po); University of Amsterdam; University of Dortmund and The Young Foundation. The website has technical information […]
…from the Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library, UCLA . Both capture snapshots of chinese websites periodically since 2012, preserving the content and can be searched by keyword. Shanghai Chronicles Local government Shanghai Chronicles is under the leadership of the Shanghai Municipal Government. Websites are captured regularly from 2012 onwards and searchable by keyword content. […]
Carbon markets remain under pressure with the collapse of United Nations climate change talks last week. Bloomberg’s New Energy Finance estimates an oversupply of more than 2 gigatons of carbon offsets to 2020. Use Bloomberg functions to monitor carbon and other environmental, social and governance coverage. Find case studies using the function FFM on your […]