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Mother Pelican
A Journal of Sustainable Human Development

Vol. 7, No. 4, April 2011
Luis T. Gutierrez, Editor
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Advances in Sustainable Development

SUMMARY & OUTLINE

This supplement attempts to be a radar screen for recent/emerging/forthcoming advances in sustainable development. In selecting items for this supplementary page, priority is given to information about publications and tools with an educational and human-centric focus. This update includes the following reminders that sustainable development has a human face:

1. Suggestions for Prayer, Study, and Action
2. News, Publications, Tools, and Conferences
3. Advances in Sustainable Development
4. Advances in Integral Human Development
5. Advances in Integrated Sustainable Development
6. Sustainability Games, Databases, and Knowledgebases
7. Visualizations of the Sustainable Development Process
8. Sustainable Development Modeling and Simulation
9. Sustainable Development and the International Community
Note: Items in this page are updated as information is received and as time permits. If the reader knows about new pubs/tools that should be announced in this page, please write to the Editor.

1. Suggestions for Prayer, Study, and Action

SUGGESTION FOR PRAYER

Our Mother who is within us
we celebrate your many names.
Your wisdom come.
Your will be done,
unfolding from the depths within us.
Each day you give us all that we need.
You remind us of our limits
and we let go.
You support us in our power
and we act with courage.
For you are the dwelling place within us
the empowerment around us
and the celebration among us
now and for ever. Amen

Miriam Therese Winter
Medical Mission Sister,
Professor of Liturgy, Worship and Spirituality
Hartford Seminary

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Maha Saraswati - Kangra, India
Source: Wikipedia

SUGGESTION FOR STUDY

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Source: UNDP HDR 1995
"Human development,

if not engendered,

is endangered."

UNDP HDR 1995

SUGGESTION FOR ACTION

Persevere in your Nuptial Covenant
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Source: Wikipedia


2. News, Publications, Tools, and Conferences

NEWS

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Environmental News Network


Mongabay Environmental News


Planet Ark
World Environmental News


Science Daily
Earth & Climate News
Sustainability News
Science & Society News


IISD Climate Change Daily Feed


Climate Action News


World Technology News


World News Network


All Newspapers Worldwide


United Nations News Service
UN Sustainable Development News
UN Gender Equality News


Sustainable Development Upcoming Events
UNCSD/IISD


Value News Network


Global Post


Human Development News


Catholic News Service


Ekklesia Christian News Bulletin


LiveScience News


Inter Press Service (PSI)


ELDIS NEWSFEEDS

Eldis Development Newsfeeds

General - all subjects

Newsfeeds by Subject

Ageing populations
Agriculture
Aid and debt
Children and young people
Climate Change
Climate adaptation
Conflict
Corporate responsibility
Education
Environment
Finance policy
Food security
Gender
Globalisation
Governance
HIV and AIDS
Health
Health systems
ICT for development
Influencing policy
Jobs
Jobs, Events and Announcements
Livelihoods
MDGs
Manuals and toolkits
Migration
Participation
Poverty
Trade policy

Newsfeeds by Region

Africa
East Asia and Pacific
Latin America and Caribbean
Middle East and North Africa
South Asia

PUBLICATIONS

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World Development Report 2011
World Bank, 11 April 2011


Conscious Leadership for Sustainability
Report      Summary      Presentation      Video
Barrett Brown
Integral Institute, April 2011


Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation
IUCN & WBCSD, April 2011


World in Transition –
A Social Contract for Sustainability

German Advisory Council on Global Change
April 2011


Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2010
UNEP & WMO, April 2011


Rio+20: Making it Happen
Newsletter of the UN Conference
on Sustainable Development
Special Issue on Green Economy
Volume 2 - Issue 6 - 31 March 2011


Beyond the Growth Paradigm:
Creating a Unified Progressive Politics

James Gustave Speth
Great Transition Initiative
March 2011


Urban world:
Mapping the economic power of cities

McKinsey Global Institute
March 2011


Knowledge Discovery Resources 2011
An Internet MiniGuide Annotated Link Compilation
By Marcus P. Zillman, LLRX, Published 12 March 2011


The World's Women and Girls 2011 Data Sheet
Population Reference Bureau
March 2011


Sophia Rises:
Changing the World
through Feminine Wisdom

Heather Plett, Sophia Leadership
March 2011


Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being
White House Council on Women and Girls
March 2011


The Climate Technology Mechanism:
Issues and Challenges

ICTSD, March 2011


Governance for a Green Economy
Pardee Center - Boston University
March 2011


Energy+: Opportunities, Challenges and Options
David Reed and Pablo Gutman
International Architecture for Climate Finance
March 2011


Interactions of Policies for Renewable Energy and Climate
Cedric Philibert, IEA
March 2011


SILENT NO MORE:
The untapped potential of the church
in addressing sexual violence

Anglican Communion
Tearfund, March 2011


Adaptation Strategies
for Climate Change at Micro Level

Swati Samvatsar
Networking for Development
March 2011


The Scapegoat:
René Girard's Anthropology
of Violence and Religion

Video (5 Parts)
CBC Radio, February-March 2011


Facing Up to Climate Change
The Royal Society of Edinburgh
1 March 2011


The State of the World's Children 2011
Adolescence: An Age of Opportunity

UNICEF, 25 February 2011


Infrastructure for Poverty Reduction and Economic Development in Africa
UN-HABITAT, February 2011


Nuclear Subsidies:
Still Not Viable Without Subsidies

Earth Track & Union of Concerned Scientists
February 2011


Towards a Green Economy:
Pathways to Sustainable Development
and Poverty Eradication

UNEP, February 2011


Cancún De-briefing:
An Analysis of the Cancún Agreements
Climatico, February 2011


Renewable Energy in Europe 2010
EurObserver, February 2011


The Energy Report:
100% Renewable Energy by 2050

World Wide Fund for Nature
2 February 2011


Sustainability: The 'Embracers' Seize Advantage
MIT/BCG, Winter 2011


UNFCCC - The Future of the Process:
Remedial Action on Process Ownership
and Political Guidance

Climate Strategies
2 February 2011


Post-Cancun Analysis
Policy Briefing, The Climate Group
17 January 2011


Decision Making In A Changing Climate
World Resources Institute
January 2011


Longer-term climate finance after Cancun
Benito Muller
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
January 2011


Global Risks Report 2011
World Economic Forum


World on the Edge: How to Prevent
Environmental and Economic Collapse

Lester R. Brown
Earth Policy Institute
January 2011


Global Chief Supply Chain Officer Strategy
EFT, Environmental Leader
January 2011


Global 3PL & Logistics Outsourcing Strategy
EFT, Environmental Leader
January 2011


Sustainable Development Policy & Practice
A Knowledgebase of International Activities
Preparing for the UN Conference
on Sustainable Development
(UNCSD, or Rio +20)
IISD, 2011


Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster
and the Future of Offshore Drilling

USA GPO Oil Commission, January 2011


Population: 7 Billion
National Geographic
Population & Environment Series
Starting January 2011


Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory 2009,
GHG Management Institute
January 2011


Human Rights World Report 2011
Human Rights Watch
January 2011


Global Employment Trends 2011
International Labor Organization
January 2011


Global Technology: Changes and Implications
National Academy of Engineering USA
January 2011


Creative Economy:
A Feasible Development Option

UNCTAD, 4 January 2011


Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill:
The Fate of the Oil

Jonathan L. Ramseur,
USA Congressional Research Service,
16 December 2010


Carbon Finance Guide
GVEP International
December 2010


Sustainable Development:
From Brundtland to Rio 2012

John Drexhage & Deborah Murphy, IISD
September 2010


Making Integrated Food-Energy Systems work for People and Climate
FAO, 2010 (PDF, 2011)


TOOLS & DATABASES

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Measuring Energy Poverty
Visualization Platform
, STATPLANET & UNIDO


UN-Energy Knowledge Network, including
Multi-dimensional Energy Poverty Index (MEPI)
Energy Development Index (EDI)
UNIDO


United Nations Data
UN Statistics Database
UN MDG Indicators
UN Human Development Index (HDI)


UNCSD/IISD Data for CSD-16
Sustainable Development Policy
& Practice Knowledgebase


Humanity's Footprint Data
Ecological Footprint
Footprint for Nations
Footprint for Cities
Footprint for Business
Carbon Footprint
Personal Footprint
Footprint & Biodiversity
Footprint & Human Development


Earth Policy Institute Data Sets
Population, Health, and Society
Natural Systems
Climate Change
Energy Resources
Transportation Systems
Food and Agriculture
Economics & Development


World Bank
World Development Indicators (WDI)


ZACAT-GESIS
Data for the Social Sciences


STAR Database Beta-Test Now in Process
Invitation to Participate

Links Government Investment,
Science, Technology,
Firms, and Employment


Global Cities of the Future
Interactive Map

McKinsey Global Institute
March 2011


TopTen Search Tool (Europe)
Indentifies the most energy-efficient
appliances on the European market


TopTen Search Tool (USA)
Indentifies the most energy-efficient
appliances on the American market


Sustainable Society Index
Interactive Map


Social Science Space
A space to explore, share and shape
the issues facing social scientists


Interactive Mapping of
Population and Climate Change

Population Action International


Global Advocates Toolbox
Population Action International


Development Timelines Data Application
Eldis Community, 1 February 2011


Green Media Toolshed
Green Media Tools


Toolbox Top Ten
Progressive Communications Net


Teaching and Learning
for a Sustainable Future:
Dissemination and Training Toolbox

UNESCO Education for
Sustainable Development


Global Corruption Barometer
Transparency International, 2010


Analysis of Supply Chains
SourceMap


Happy Planet Index (HPI)


Global Debt Clock


Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)


Human Development Index (HDI)


Living Planet Index (LPI)


Quality of Life Index (QOLI)


Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI)


Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)


Carbon Footprint Calculator


Climate Scoreboard


Global Climate Dashboard


Oil Reporter


Green Transitions Scoreboard


OECD Social Institutions
and Gender Index (SIGI)


OECD Gender, Institutions
and Development Database


TouchGraph Browser Google


Community Earth System Model 1.0


CONSIDEO MODELER
How to master complex projects


World Digital Library (WDL)


HathiTrust Digital Library


INED Population Simulator


WorldWideScience Search Engine


US Government
MetaLib Search Engine


Apps for Development


Adaptation Learning Mechanism


ENVISION Version 5
GIS-based tool for scenario-based community and regional planning and environmental assessments
Oregon State University


CONFERENCES & JOURNALS

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Conference Alerts
Find Conferences Worldwide
by Topic, Country, or Keywords.



Calls for Papers
Find Calls for Papers Worldwide
by Specialization, Country, or Keywords.



Journal Articles
The latest Tables of Contents
from thousands of scholarly journals
Search by journal title, ISNN, or keywords


Conferences


Earth System Governance
Colorado State University
17-20 May 2011


International Ecumenical Peace Convocation
Kingston, Jamaica
17-25 May 2011


Sustainability Transitions
Second International Conference
Lund, Sweden
13-15 June 2011


GLOBE Conference 2011
Accelerating the Shift
Towards a Low Carbon Economy
San Jose, Costa Rica
14-16 June 2011


Women's Worlds 2011
Ottawa, Canada
3-7 July 2011


Global Studies Conference
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
18-20 July 2011


System Dynamics Conference
Washington DC, USA
24-28 July 2011


Technological Innovation Systems:
Conceptual, Methodological,
and Empirical Advances

EAWAG, Gothenburg
15-19 August 2011


Resource Economics,
Biodiversity Conservation,
and Development

13th Annual BIOCON Conference
Graduate Institute of International
and Development Studies (IHEID)
Geneva, Switzerland
11-13 September 2011


Technology Transfer in a Global Economy
University of Augsburg, Germany
21–23 September 2011


International Conclave on Climate Change
Center for Climate Change
Engineering Staff College of India
Hyderabad, India
12-14 October 2011


40th Annual Conference
of the North American Association
for Environmental Education

Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina
12-15 October 2011


SMEs: Moving toward Sustainable Development
(SMEs = Small and Medium Enterprises)
Network for Business Sustainability
Montreal, Canada
20-22 October 2011


First International
Energy & Meteorology Conference
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
8-11 November 2011


25th International Congress for
Conservation Biology (ICCB 2011)

Christchurch, New Zealand
28 November - 2 December 2011


Behavior, Energy & Climate Change
Conference (BCEE 2011)

Washington DC, USA
29 November - 2 December 2011


GLOBE Conference 2010
Trade Fair on
Business and the Environment
Vancouver, Canada,
14-16 March 2012


UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
4-6 June 2012

3. Advances in Sustainable Development

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National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), USA

  • Approaching the Limits to Growth, Paul Chefurka, February 2011.
  • Ecological Footprint Atlas, Global Footprint Network, 24 November 2010..
  • What's blocking sustainability? Human nature, cognition, and denial, Bill Rees, Sustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy, Fall 2010.
  • 4. Advances in Integral Human Development

    Click on the image to visit the UN WOMEN web site
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    United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

  • Human Development Index and the Ecological Footprint, Global Footprint Network, 10 February 2011.
  • Population 7 Billion, Robert Kunzig, National Geographic, January 2011.
  • The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development, Human Development Report, United Nations, 4 November 2010.
  • 5. Advances in Integrated Sustainable Development

    Click on the image to visit the Gender at Work web site
    genderatwork
    Gender at Work is an international collaborative that strengthens organizations
    to build cultures of equality and social justice.

  • Energy Report & Scenarios 2000-2050, World Wide Fund for Nature, February 2011.
  • Green Economy Report, United Nations Environmental Program, February 2011.
  • World Energy Outlook 2010, UN International Energy Agency, 9 November 2010.
  • 6. Sustainability Games, Databases, and Knowledgebases

    Click on the image to visit the Gender Inequalityt Index (GII) web site
    genderinequalityindex
    Click here to view GII data for 169 countries.

  • Sustainable Development Policy & Practice Knowledgebase, UNCSD/IISD, 2011.
  • Environmental Knowledge, Maps, and Graphics Library, UNEP/GRID-Arendal, 2011.
  • Ecological Footprint Data and Trends, Global Footprint Network, October 2010.
  • 7. Visualizations of the Sustainable Development Process

  • Sustainable Land Development Inititiative, TriplePundit, 2 December 2010.
  • Sustainable-Development-Model-318x273
    Source: TriplePundit
    This is a hierarchical model that visualizes sustainable development in terms of three interacting dimensions, each with three interaction sub-dimensions:

  • Profit (economics)
    Create Value
    Eliminate Waste
    Recognize Interdependence
  • Planet (the human habitat)
    Natural Resources
    Energy Flows
    Humans & Nature
  • People (society)
    Share Knowledge
    Accept Responsibility
    Quality of Life

  • Fifteen Global Challenges for Humanity, Millennium Project, 2010.
  • MillenniumProject-15GlobalChallenges-315x235
    Source: Millennium Project
    The lines show all the interactions between 15 challenges facing humanity. It provides a better visualization of the complexity of the process.

    Assuming that the 15 challenges can be analyzed in groups of 5, the number of group combinations to be analyzed is 15!/10!5!, or 3003. If the order in which they are considered matters, then the number of challenge permutations to be analyzed is 15!, or 1307674368000.

    Computers can crunch numbers, but resolving these 15 challenges together requires more than number crunching.

  • The Perfect Recipe, Concita Ladelfa, EuroEcoTeens.Net, Energy and Environment Comenius Project, 23 November 2010.
  • sustainable-development-euroecoteens-315x302
    Source: Comenius Project
    This is the best visualization. It shows that, in the ultimate analysis, the transition from consumerism to sustainability must happen in human minds and hearts before it can happen at any level - local, national, or global.

    This model suggests the additional (and critical) insight that the transition is contingent on gender equality and cross-gender solidarity. Sustainable development will require the collaboration of all men and women of good will.

    The transition from homo economicus to homo ecologicus requires gender equality, because the ecological mindset cannot take root and grow as long as humans are engaged in any form of domination; and patriarchy is the most pervasive structure of domination.

    8. Sustainable Development Modeling and Simulation

  • Advancing Integrated Systems Modelling Framework for Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment, Anthony Halog and Yosef Manik, Sustainability, 23 February 2011.
  • Modelling Global Green Investment Scenarios, Andrea Bassi, Millennium Institute, Chapter 13 of the UNEP Green Economy Report, February 2011
  • Sustainable Development Simulation (SDSIM) Version 1.5, Pelican Web, April 2011.
  • 9. Sustainable Development and the International Community

    Click on the image to visit the International Women's Day web site
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    A global hub for sharing International Women's Day news, events and resources

  • Millennium Development Goals, United Nations Summit Meeting 20-22 September 2010.
  • Education for Sustainable Development, United Nations "Decade of Education for Sustainable Development" (2005-2014), UNESCO.
  • United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, UN Women, launched 24 February 2011. Sample of recent news:

  • EARTHDAY22APRIL2011
    For more information, go to EARTH DAY 2011
    WCC-MAY2011
    For more information, go to IEPC 2011

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