Indigenous communities, biodiversity in focus at Global Landscapes Forum

By Gabrielle Lipton | 20 December 2017 BONN, Germany (Landscapes News) — “We must act now,” said Robert Nasi, director general of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), kicking off the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) conference in Bonn, Germany on Tuesday, with a call to action. GLF Bonn 2017 is not only the seventh installation of the world’s largest multi-sectoral …

Dubai wants to be ‘world’s happiest city’

Written by: John Keenan. Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 The United Arab Emirates recently appointed its first ‘minister for happiness’, underlining Dubai’s ambitious plan to become the happiest city on the planet. But a new report suggests there is still much work to be done. Dubai’s ambition to become the “world’s happiest city” by the end of the decade has …

Palo Alto Builds on a Legacy of Innovation as a Sustainable Community

BY KARALEE BROWNE     Karalee Browne is a program manager of the Institute for Local Government’s Sustainable Communities program and can be reached at kbrowne@ca-ilg.org. For more information about the Sustainable Communities program, visit www.ca-ilg.org. More than 36,000 mature trees line the streets of Palo Alto, a city with a history of sustainability leadership and community engagement. Palo Alto …