It feels like the world is coming apart. First, COVID-19 devastated our communities and shut down our economy. Now America's cities are burning in reaction to the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis, and the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Robert Avitia, the latest victims in a wave of violence against people of color.
For those of us dedicated to sustainable development, it can be hard to stay focused on long-term goals that seem remote in comparison to today’s urgent crises.
Imagine una amplia gama de ecosistemas que comprende un paisaje diverso y hermoso con millones de personas trabajadoras comprometidas con el medio ambiente. América Central es una región que enfrenta enormes desafíos para conservar áreas saludables que representan su patrimonio de recursos biológicos y naturales. Además, el desafío es que el crecimiento de la población y la falta de vitalidad económica contribuyen al estrés en esta región.
Imagine a vast array of ecosystems comprising a diverse and beautiful countryside with millions of hard-working people committed to the environment. Central America is a region that faces enormous challenges conserving healthy areas that represent their biological and natural resources heritage. Also, challenging is that the population growth and lack of economic vitality that can contribute to stress in this region.
Today, on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, I planned to be with thousands on Washington, DC’s National Mall, calling for action on climate and sustainable development. Instead, I write this message at my dining room table, with one ear tuned to the radio for the latest on the novel coronavirus pandemic.
April 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Glenn Prickett has been appointed President and CEO of the World Environment Center (WEC). Glenn brings three decades of extensive experience leading international environmental, natural resource and climate change policy in some of the world’s preeminent international organizations.
March 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center (WEC) and Bank of Africa signed early this year an agreement that will enable public and private sectors in Morocco to improve their environmental performance through green technologies, practices and services, addressing air pollution, water, and waste management challenges in the country.
September 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ Nominations are now being accepted for the World Environment Center’s (WEC) 2019 Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development. The Gold Medal Award is presented annually to a global company that demonstrates deep, organization-wide commitment to sustainability in its business practice and beyond.
June 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ The World Environment Center (WEC) announced today that long-time sustainability expert Glenn Prickett has been named interim CEO of WEC on a part-time basis, following the departure of Lori Michelin. Prickett will oversee WEC’s world-recognized programs and strategic mission to advance sustainable development and corporate sustainability in partnership with governments, multilateral organizations, the private sector, and other stakeholders.