Posts Tagged ‘poverty’

Low Tech Yields High Returns in Solving Sustainability Issues

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: November 1st, 2012

By Rolf Huber

High technology can only go so far in resolving the social, health and structural problems that individuals and communities are faced with across the globe, and that’s why the Siemens Stiftung’s “empowering people. Award” aims to get back to the basics. Throughout the world, according to the World Health Organization, 884 million people still lack access to clean water —and [...]

For Rio+20: A Charter for a New Economy

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: June 20th, 2012

By Gus Speth

The following article is reposted from Solutions Online. The overarching goal at the upcoming Rio+20 summit must be achieving sustainable prosperity for all. Within this broad objective, the subject is bracketed, if you will, by two of the greatest challenges faced by the international community: the greatest social challenge, world poverty, and the greatest environmental challenge, climate change. There can be [...]

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