Leading by Example: The UN goes Green

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The latest edition of the Greening the Blue report by the United Nations team dedicated to helping UN agencies go green was released yesterday. The report shows a record number of UN entities – 39 – that were climate neutral for 2016! This is a great step by the UN towards leading by example. For […]

When Disasters Strike Digital Communities Take Action: The Impact of Social Media

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In today’s society, numerous times social media has emerged as the main source of information during and after natural disaster events and human-created emergencies. For example, during recent natural disasters, social media platforms were heavily used to communicate with loved ones, contact authorities, and provide updates on the disaster. Emergency workers and volunteers utilize social […]

Has Climate Change made the Caribbean Uninhabitable?

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We have been talking about climate change for as long as I can remember. Scientifically speaking, it was in 1958 that Charles David Keeling began systematic measurements of atmospheric CO2 at Mauna Loa in Hawaii and in Antarctica. Keeling’s measurement project provided hard evidence of rising concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere. This project continues still today […]

“Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered” and Sustainable Development

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Written by Prof. Basilio G. Monteiro Director of the Institute for International Communications at St. John’s University Even at an exclusively dedicated conference on Sustainable Development and Small Entrepreneurs, organized by the International Academy for Small/Medium Business, this year at Buenos Aires, Argentina, (June 29-July 1), one could not escape the doctrine of “economies of scale” preached by […]