The Collaboration

United Nations (SDG's) Sustainable development Goals

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The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 Global Goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 for the year 2030.
The SDGs are part of Resolution 70/1 of the United Nations General Assembly  
Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

  1. Ending Poverty: End poverty in all its forms everywhere 
  2. Ending Hunger: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  3. Good Health & Well Being: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  4. Quality Education: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  5. Gender Equality: Achieve gender equality and empower all 
  6. Clean Water & Sanitation: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  7. Affordable & Clean Energy: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  8. Decent Work & Economic Growth: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  9. Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  10. Reduce Inequality: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  11. Sustainable Cities & Communities: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  12. Responsible Consumption & Production: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  13. Climate Action: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  14. Life Below Water: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  15. Life on Land: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems,  sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse  land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  16. Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development,  provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and  inclusive institutions at all levels
  17. Partnerships for the Goals: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

We have a lot of work to do! Let's Make this Transition Fun!  

Circular Economy 2030

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What is a Circular Economy?


A circular economy is an industrial system that extends beyond the current take-make-waste extractive industrial  model, a circular economy aims to redefine growth, focusing on positive society-wide benefits. It entails actively decoupling economic activity from the consumption of finite resources, and designing waste out of industrial systems.   


Underpinned by a transition to renewable energy sources, the  circular model builds economic, natural, and social capital.   


A Circular Economy simplifies resource management, in that it is all about doing more with less. It is about designing reality  through the total redesign of the goods and services we are all dependent on.


So, How Can We Achieve the Impossible?


Let's reiterate: We have just ten years to radically transform our global economy


In response, a new co-creative narrative is emerging setting the stage for new ideas and events to evolve. We are drawn towards mission statements of circular economy operatives (CEO's) that  think dynamically about systems change, repair, and  recovery -
and, as swarm intelligence, emergent behavior suggests,  one of the main reasons why the Circular Economy  is spreading as fast as it is, is because  it makes evolutionary sense:


This is our survival of the fittest moment.


Our goal as investors and  innovators united is to apply and embed circular economy principles into the fabric of every day life. We are committed to finding robust solutions for the UN Sustainable Development Goals and applying them on the local - Bio-Regional landscapes of our cities and towns.


To Be Continued:


References/Resources:
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Cradle to Cradle

Green New Deal

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What is the Green New Deal?


In the United States, The Green New Deal is a proposed economic stimulus program that aims to address climate change and economic  inequality. The name refers to the New Deal, a set of social and  economic reforms and public works projects undertaken by President  Franklin D. Roosevelt in response to the Great Depression.


It is proposed that once enacted, the Circular Economy paired with The Green New Deal could generate more then 4.5 trillion in new economic output by 2030


"The Green New Deal works towards the total overhaul of our decaying fossil fuel economy into a  new, green economy that is environmentally sustainable, economically  secure and socially just. "


"The Green New Deal starts with transitioning  to 100%  renewable energy by 2030.  This is a ambitious goal that requires an immediate end to all investments, both public and private, in fossil fuels (including natural gas) and related infrastructure."


By investing in social entrepreneurs whose mission statements transform  the current linear take-make-waste economy - into a more circular economy,  The Green New Deal's goal is to transform the US economy into one that is more resilient and regenerative by design.


"The Green New Deal will enable all citizens to spend more time on education, creating art, scientific research and invention – more time enjoying the world we live in,” - AOC


The Green New Deal in Europe:
Towards a Circular Economy


The European Commission adopted an action plan in 2015 to help  accelerate Europe's transition towards a circular economy, boost global  competitiveness, promote sustainable economic growth and generate new  jobs.


The action plan sets out 54 measures to "close the loop" of product  life-cycles: from production and consumption to waste management and the  market for secondary raw materials. It also identifies five priority sectors to speed up the transition along their value chain (plastics,  food waste, critical raw materials, construction and demolition, biomass  and bio-based materials).  It puts a strong emphasis on building a strong foundation on which investments and innovation can thrive.


Resources:
Circular City Governance: An explorative research study into current barriers and governance practices in circular city transitions across Europe.


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