Day: September 24, 2021

Action on cutting carbon well underway in niche apparel, energy, and art

“Plastic is a design failure, a band-aid. It has to go,” said Cyrill Gutsch, CEO of Parley Mothership, on the closing day of the SDG Action Zone. To identify concrete carbon-cutting actions, the 4-hour micro-panel stretched beyond theoretical ‘shoulds’ into ventures, innovations, projects, and policies that are cutting carbon today. For Gutsch, that means guiding …

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High-Level Energy Dialogue Shows the International Commitment to Electricity Access

Energy access is key to improving the well-being of people who are experiencing economic hardship, according to this week’s speakers at the United Nations High-Level Dialogue on Energy and the Energy Action Days. So far, the transition to clean energy is not usually happening in a way that includes people who lack electricity.    “Half …

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These Trailblazers Are Taking Action to Make Gender Equality Real

What are the biggest obstacles to gender equality? Female leaders, entrepreneurs, and activists tackled these and other vital questions at the SDG Action Zone on Gender. Kicking off with the prime minister of the first country where women had the right to vote – yes, New Zealand, the event highlighted the energy and determination of …

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