Dunia Designs pays teams of workers to clean discarded plastic bottles and bags they collect in the thronged city’s townships and incorporate them into hard and soft furnishings. And then they give away their profits.
Pollution and Health
The WDI team aims to produce a curated set of indicators relevant to the changing needs of the development community. The new edition includes indicators to help measure the 169 targets of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - these build on the 8 goals and 18 targets of the Millennium Development Goals we focused on in previous editions, but are far wider in scope and far more ambitious.
The Global Tracking Framework measures how the world is progressing toward Sustainable Energy for All, tracking country-level indicators for energy access, renewable energy and energy efficiency. The second edition of this report shows that while the world is moving in the right direction, we have to accelerate efforts to reach sustainable energy goals by 2030.
The first quarter of 2016 was a productive one for ICAP: we are pleased to present the 'ICAP Status Report on Emissions Trading Worldwide 2016'. Moreover, in cooperation with the World Bank's Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR), we just published 'Emissions Trading in Practice: A Handbook on Design and Implementation'.
The U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Obama administration on Thursday in rebuffing a bid by 20 states to halt an Environmental Protection Agency rule to curb emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from power plants.