Month: June 2020

Circular Economy for a Sustainable Built Environment

Circular Economy for a Sustainable Built Environment

Paradoxically, the construction industry has turned out to be one of the most destructive, generating over 890M tonnes of waste in the EU alone every year. This number is expected to double in size by 2025, but a new field of study has steadily risen to meet the challenge. Gain the tools to make a difference through sustainable […]

Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries Part 1: Understanding Complex Problems

Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries Part 1: Understanding Complex Problems

The global water and sanitation crisis is real. Some have asserted that the water problem ranks ahead of climate change, extreme weather events, food crises and social instability. Half a billion people worldwide do not have improved water supplies. Two billion do not have improved sanitation. People in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are among the most […]

Principles of Sustainable Finance

Principles of Sustainable Finance

Offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam, this online course addresses a fundamental question about the sustainability transition: what does it take to mobilize the funding required to achieve sustainable development goals? Participants will learn about real solutions across key domains of financing including sustainable banking, asset management, effective stakeholder engagement, sustainable scenario analysis and long-term value […]

An agricultural technology transition has taken root in Northern Ghana

An agricultural technology transition has taken root in Northern Ghana

The beginnings of a transition from traditional to a new technology of yam cultivation is underway in Ghana, the second largest producer of the staple crop after Nigeria. The traditional practice is noted for its labor intensity and low land productivity. It requires reserving about 30% of the yam harvested for replanting, depriving most low […]

Beginner-friendly tutorial on how to build a solar power system

Beginner-friendly tutorial on how to build a solar power system

For local entrepreneurs, tinkerers, makers, school teachers — anyone who wants to practice being part of the sustainable solution to community energy problems: Here is a popular beginner-friendly tutorial on how to build a solar power system. One commentator, Kom Akopia, describes the short video as “…the first out of a million videos that explains […]

Building a 3.5kWh DIY Solar Generator – Start to Finish

Building a 3.5kWh DIY Solar Generator – Start to Finish

For local energy transition actors: This video provides an in-depth look at the process involved in collecting and assembling the battery pack along with the choice of components and some testing. For more information including a disclaimer, click the SHOW MORE link below the descriptive text. A follow-up video provides helpful answers to the most […]

UNEP ‘townhall’ on transformative change for business

UNEP ‘townhall’ on transformative change for business

Prof. dr. Derk Loorbach, director of the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT) at Erasmus University Rotterdam will be presenting the recently released GEO for Business brief: Adapt to Thrive: What Transformative Change Means for Business this online townhall on June 8, 2020. The event is being organized against a backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

Leading Sustainable Community Transformation

Leading Sustainable Community Transformation

The power of people to envision sustainable futures and the means to their realization rests with local people led by competent, transformative local leaders that they trust. The three courses making up this specialization offer innovative leadership and technical skills training in a learning environment that respects the inherent complexity of problems. A series of […]