17 April 2013 – Developing sustainable urban infrastructure benefits not just the environment, but can also boost economic growth and social stability, according to a United Nations report released today, which stresses the need to transition to resource-efficient technologies in cities, given scarce natural resources.
The mission of the Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA), is to offer the platform through which young Catholics across Africa can offer a response to the twin challenges of environmental degradation and climate change, from the perspective of Catholic social teaching on care for creation, paying attention to the most vulnerable.
The network aims to achieve this through:
We are a company that facilitates investments in the public services and infrastructure sector, such as waste-to-energy projects and waste water treatment plants. Our focus is in reducing financial burdens to local governments, by changing business models and using diverse sources of income in urban environments.
Project Partner: HR Wallingford
Project Partner: European Investment Bank
Academic Supervisor: Francesca Medda (f.meddaucl.ac.uk)
The Local Renewables 2013 Conference "Shaping your solar city - practical solutions from planning to implementation" will take place from 24-25 October 2013 in Freiburg, Germany.
The ongoing financial crises, growing energy instability and resource scarcity mean it is imperative we shift to sustainable economies. This can only be achieved by switching to renewable energy, improving energy efficiency and focusing on sustainable development.