Seminar on Sustainable Development 2014

Last week I attended a 3-day seminar in the center of Rio de Janeiro. The goal of the seminar was to stimulate the debate around the challenges related to the sustainable development agenda in Brazil, including the establishment of the new UN goals and issues related to the strategies of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), an international platform which was launched by the … [Read more...]

An integrated approach to increase charcoal production sustainability in Haïti

Charcoal is a main energy source for Haïtians.  Over 90% of the counties’ energy demand is met by firewood and charcoal. Also the millions of Haïtians that stay in the tent camps after the earthquake of 2010, cook predominantly on charcoal. Consequences are large-scale deforestation, soil erosion and land degradation. It makes Haïti increasingly vulnerable for extreme weather conditions such as … [Read more...]