Sustainability Updates and News
Europe's largest crowd funded solar energy project goes live - November 4, 2014
Abundance, the UK’s largest ethical investment platform, has launched its latest and largest ever ‘win-win’ project for investors who want bank-beating returns while being sure their money is benefiting the real economy and not damaging others or the environment.
Japan's economy shrinks 1.8% in the three months to June - September 9, 2014
Japan's economy shrank 1.8% in the April-to-June period, worse than forecast and raising more questions about the government's economic policy.
The World Bank's New Environmental and Social Policies Fail to Tackle Climate Change - 1 August, 2014
Over the last two years, the Bank has been reviewing its environmental and social safeguard policies. The review process presents an important opportunity for the Bank to adopt best practices for promoting low-carbon and resilient development by establishing strong policy language on climate change. Nonetheless, a draft of proposed new policies does not address climate issues systematically.
JAPAN: Research Associate: UNU-IAS
The Research Associate will be based as a resident researcher in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, and will assist in the implementation of the overall goals of the Institute.
CHINA: Director (UNU Computing and Society)
The United Nations University (UNU) is searching for an entrepreneurial director for the relaunch of its computing and information technology institute in Macao, SAR, China.
SINGAPORE: Research Scientist/Engineer (Sustainability & Life-cycle)
To research and develop and undertake industry work in sustainability and life-cycle management.
Welcome to ISDS Society Website
International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS) is an association of individual and institutional members whose purpose is to build a communication network between scientists, practitioners, and people with an interest in sustainability. Registered with Japanese Government as a private organization, ISDS is dedicated to research, development, consultation, training, and publication in all areas related to sustainable development. It promotes sustainability through maintaining technical cooperation, network development and capacity building at international, regional and national levels. This website is a platform for sustainability knowledge sharing and awareness raising.
Environmental sustainability may include making decisions and taking actions that are more consistent with the protection of the nature, in order to support human life at present and future times as well. It is currently a significant issue as the lifestyles are becoming more harmful to the environment, and industrial emissions are increasing day by day.
Economic sustainability enables us to use available resources to their best advantage. The idea is to promote the use of those resources in a way that is both efficient and responsible, and likely to provide long-term benefits. In the case of a business operation, it calls for using resources so that the business continues while consistently returning a profit.
According to the World Bank, social sustainability means responding better to local communities; ensuring responses are tailored to local country contexts; and promoting social inclusion, cohesion and accountability. It is the ability of a community to develop processes and structures which support the ability of future generations to maintain a healthy community.
Cultural sustainability is a new interdisciplinary approach, aimed to raise the significance of culture and its factors in local, regional and global sustainable development. Culture is an important aspect of sustainable development, as it refers to how we understand and appreciate natural resources and each other.
ISDS in Other Websites
ISDS official journal appeared in eldis portal - International Journal of Development and Sustainability (IJDS) appeared in eldis project web portal. Eldis is an online information service providing free access to relevant, up-to-date and diverse research on international development issues.
Saving For Retirement – What You Need To Know - "IRA To Gold Company Review" says: A study published in the International Journal of Development and Sustainability found that gold tends to have greater returns when stock market returns are low.
Wind Power Potential and Integration in Africa by A.F. Agbetuyi
The concerns about global warming should drive most countries in Africa into strong demand for wind energy generation. This article gives an overview of the wind power potential and integration in some selected Africa countries and the challenges of wind power integration in Africa. The Northern part of Africa is known to be Africa’s Wind pioneers having installed and connected the Wind Energy Converters (WEC) to the grid. About 97% of the continent’s total wind installations are located in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia. Research work should commence on the identified sites with high wind speeds in those selected Africa countries, so that those potential sites can be connected to the grid. This is because the ability of a site to sufficiently accommodate wind generation not only depends on wind speeds but on its ability to interconnect to the existing grid. If these wind energy potentials are tapped and connected to the grid, the erratic and epileptic power supply facing most countries in Africa will be reduced; thereby reducing rural-urban migration and more jobs will be created. more
ISDS Official Journal
International Journal of Development and sustainability (IJDS) is an scholarly peer-reviewed journal, and the official publication of ISDS. IJDS aims to publish articles of high quality and strives to promote scholarly debate across a broad coverage of sustainability topics which covers all aspects of environmental, economic, social, and cultural sustainability.
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