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2016 UN report on water: water and jobs
An estimated three out of four jobs that make up the global workforce are either heavily or moderately dependent on water. This means that water shortages and problems of access to water and sanitation could limit economic growth and job creation in the coming decades, according to a UN report. The 2016 edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report, Water and Jobs, also notes that half of the world's workers - 1.5 billion people - are employed in eight water and natural resource-dependent industries.Find out more
7th edition of the HEC Montréal Sustainability Challenge
The HEC Montréal MBA Student Association holds the seventh edition of the Sustainable Development Challenge. The competition invites MBA students from around the world to come up with business decisions compatible with sustainable development. Marc Paquin(UNISFÉRA) is part of the jury that will evaluate the practical solutions the teams will submit.http://hecaemba.org/en/events/sustainability-challenge-2016/Find out more
On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, Novae examines the significant trends of the last decade in terms of a positive and committed economy. A new theme is covered on the 10th of each month. This month: architecture. The "carbon neutral home" certification developed by Belvedair and Planetair made the list!
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In La Presse : Carbon Neutral Homes
Belvedair is a general contractor committed to building affordable houses, suited to the wants and needs of its customers, and ecological. To this end, it has concluded a partnership with Planetair to develop a protocol to quantify the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) generated by the construction, usage, and end of life of houses.Find out more
Co-Benefits of Carbon Credits: Seeing Further
In order to offer an integrated vision of the benefits of its projects, South Pole Group, Planetair’s supplier of carbon credits, developed infographics revealing with great clarity the co-benefits of its projects on infrastructures, health, education, supporting the local economy, household savings/livelihoods, environment & biodiversity, upskilling, land use & agriculture, and women empowerment. The infographics are based on a series of indicators South Pole Group has developed.Find out more
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