Entries by The YK Center Team

Amazon deforestation accelerating towards unrecoverable ‘tipping point’

Originally Published in the Guardian Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon has surged above three football fields a minute, according to the latest government data, pushing the world’s biggest rainforest closer to a tipping point beyond which it cannot recover. The sharp rise – following year-on-year increases in May and June – confirms fears that president Jair Bolsonaro has […]

Business leaders identify ways to mobilize climate action and finance at scale

Published originally at UN Global Compact The UN Global Compact and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) today convened 50 business leaders, investors and representatives of business organizations in a dialogue with Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba, UN Special Envoy for the UN Climate Action Summit, on mobilizing climate action and finance at scale. The […]

Down in the Dumps: The Need for Rational IT Sustainability Policies

Originally Published in Sustainable Brands 25% of organisations that say they have a sustainable IT policy dump or destroy their obsolescent hardware — the least sustainable ways of handling them. Here’s a business case for better IT lifecycle management. In 3 Step IT’s recent international survey (results to be released soon), we found that 18 percent […]

Arctic Is Warming Twice As Fast As World Average

Originally Published in NPR The latest word from scientists studying the Arctic is that the polar region is warming twice as fast as the average rise on the rest of the planet. And researchers say the trend isn’t letting up. That’s the latest from the 2014 Arctic Report Card — a compilation of recent research from more […]

New Online Library, Curriculum Aiming to Engage Students, Researchers on the SDGs

Originally published in Sustainable Brands The aim of this new venture from academic publishing giant Taylor & Francis is to enable students and tutors to deliver the change they want throughout their careers and lives. This week, Taylor & Francis — one of the world’s largest academic publishers — introduced its new Sustainable Development Goals Online platform. The site […]