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YKK Commits to Achieving Climate Neutrality by 2050

Sustainable trims leader announces Sustainability Vision 2050 addressing climate change, material resources, water resources, chemical management and human rights
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TOKYO, October 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ – At today’s Copenhagen Fashion Summit, global sustainable trims leader YKK announced the YKK Sustainability Vision 2050, which will serve as a roadmap to the company achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, among other targets. The Sustainability Vision 2050 consists of five themes with corresponding sustainability goals, as well as ten SDGs.

Theme 1:  Climate Change  Tackle greenhouse gas emissions and increase use of renewable energy

Ceres Set to Launch New 10-Year Action Plan for Sustainable Business Leadership

Ceres Roadmap 2030 will enable companies to thrive in the accelerated transition to a more equitable, just and sustainable future
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Global sustainability threats – from the climate crisis to water scarcity to racial, gender and workplace inequality and inequity – are disrupting global operations and supply chains, destabilizing financial markets, and causing widespread human and economic suffering. In a compounding pandemic-battered environment, how can companies navigate these rapidly changing business realities and thrive in the accelerated transition to a more equitable, just and sustainable future? What will it take to make the 2020s a decade of action?

Opinion: Mobilizing Domestic Funds is Crucial for Sustainable Forest Management in Indonesia

Sharing best practices and lessons learned in mobilizing domestic funding for forest conservation in Indonesia
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Ufroz Ayyub, Tetra Tech’s environment sector specialist based in Indonesia, analyzes the role domestic funding plays in ensuring sustainable forest management in Indonesia.

This post originally ran on Devex.

Regenerative Retrofit: California's First Living Building.

New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future.
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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

Saving People and Mangroves on Sierra Leone's Coast

Combating the effects of environmental changes on Sierra’s Leone’s coastal communities through mangrove preservation
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Tetra Tech’s David Goodman discusses how the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA BiCC) program aims to save both people and mangroves in the coastal landscape of Sierra Leone.

This post originally ran on ClimateLinks.

Testing Theory: Uncovering What Makes Community Forestry Work

Packaging lessons learned from USAID ProLand’s work on community-based forestry enterprises
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Tetra Tech’s Mark Donahue and Ian Deshmukh summarize the lessons learned from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Productive Landscape (ProLand) projects work with community-based forestry enterprises (CBFE).

This post originally ran on ClimateLinks.

COVID-19, Conservation, and Combating Wildlife Trafficking: Breaking the Silos of Conservation and Public Health

Collaborating across conservation and international development sectors to mitigate zoonotic disease transmission from wildlife to humans
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Tetra Tech’s COVID-19, Conservation, and Combating Wildlife Trafficking webinar convened a panel of global experts to identify how we can use our combined knowledge and data from conservation and combating wildlife projects to mitigate future risk of zoonotic diseases, specifically the risk human-wildlife transmission poses as a threat to human health.

Advancing Prosperous Forests in Peru

Considering the key role of Peru’s natural capital and resources in environmental, social, and cultural well-being
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Through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Securing a Sustainable, Profitable, and Inclusive Forest Sector in Peru (Pro-Bosques) Activity, Tetra Tech is helping boost Peru’s natural resources and forest sector through sustainable forest management to improve its legality, competitiveness, and inclusion.

All Hands on Deck for Expo 2020 Dubai

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As the official logistics partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, UPS is an important player in the lead-up to the event. Like other world expositions, Expo 2020 will bring together visitors from all parts of the world to share solutions to global challenges. And like past expos, Dubai is planning for an unforgettable experience with hundreds of new buildings, events, and attractions for visitors to enjoy. While we have expertise managing logistics for mega-events like the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, the six-month-long Expo 2020 will be an effort unlike any other.

The Logistics of Disaster Response

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When disasters occur, relief teams are often faced with an excess of donated materials that are not needed and can even be detrimental to providing support. The influx of unnecessary materials can slow the progress of delivering goods to those in need. Even the right supplies can be problematic when they reach the wrong location or arrive at the wrong time—such as before there is a place to safely store them. The result is that, according to the National Science Foundation, up to 60 percent of goods donated after a disaster end up going to waste.

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