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World at tipping point: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the CSD 17

There is a strong link between climate change and the issues before this session. Sustainable agriculture can contribute to climate change mitigation. On the other hand, if left unchecked, climate change will affect agricultural production and exacerbate drought and desertification. This will have a devastating impact on the poor.

Priming the Economic Pump in 2009: A Users Manual

Article/opinion piece in the New York Observer by Steve Cohen, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

Just Food

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Just Food initiatives link and pursue economic, environmental, and social justice through food systems.

Just Food began in autumn 1994 as the all-volunteer effort of a number of New York City and Northeast food-system leaders to promote a holistic approach to food, hunger and agriculture issues.

Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn Proposed for EPA Superfund List

The Gowanus Canal is severely impacted by contaminated sediments as a result of its history of heavy industry. The proposed Superfund listing would allow the EPA to further investigate contamination at the site and develop an approach to address it. EPA is asking for public input on its proposal to list the Gowanus Canal.

New York City aiming to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from public schools

Chancellor Klein and Sustainability Director Aggarwala announced that the Department of Education has taken a major step towards reducing energy consumption by City schools by analyzing the energy efficiency of the district's 1,260 school buildings through a process called benchmarking.

Empire State Building Goes Green: Major Energy Efficiency Improvement Retrofit Announced

According to, the Empire State Building will soon be a lot more energy efficient: A series of green renovations were announced for the iconic New York City skyscraper that reduce its ene

Waxman-Markey Cap and Trade Bill offers Wall Street a new opportunity to make money

New York City officials and Wall Street executives are talking about turning the battered U.S. financial center into a global hub of green finance and environmental commodities trading, building on cap-and-trade climate change legislation.