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Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, Second Edition - Moving Towards Water Sensitive Cities: A Planning Framework, Underlying Principles, and Technologies—Case Study Kunshan Sponge City
Junyu Zhang, Dafang Fu, Chris Zevenbergen, Moving Towards Water Sensitive Cities: A Planning Framework, Underlying Principles, and Technologies—Case Study Kunshan Sponge City, Encyclopedia of Inland Waters (Second Edition), Elsevier, 2022, Pages 399-416, ISBN 9780128220412
This chapter advances SDG 6, 11 and 12 by highlighting the typical water-related features of an urbanizing polder, and its transformation into a water sensitive or “Sponge City”. Recent experiences in Kunshan city, China, are used as an example.
The consumer and legislative demand to reduce plastic packaging supports goal 12 (responsible consumption and production). This report looks at the increasing demand for plastic packaging in-light of recent European legislation to reduce it.
The Blueprint for Business Leadership on the SDGs aims to inspire all business — regardless of size, sector or geography — to take leading action in support of the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It illustrates how the five leadership qualities of Ambition, Collaboration, Accountability, Consistency, and Intentional can be applied to a business' strategy, business model, products, supply chain, partnerships, and operations to raise the bar and create impact at scale. The Blueprint is a tool for any business that is ready to advance its principled approach to SDG action to become a leader. This chapter relates specifically to SDG 11.
Special Report, 3 July 2016
Growing demands from brand owners and consumers for fibres and textiles that are more environmentally friendly are now creating a huge market for bio-based polymers produced using renewable feedstocks. The textile and packaging industries have a significant impact on the environment: this report highlights how recent developments in new materials support SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, and SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy.
Linking to Goal 11, this report provides a collection of case studies from participants of the Global Compact Cities Programme.
Special Supplement, May 2014
Italy's leading petrochemical producer, Versalis has taken a fundamental shift in its strategy and direction, to renew its focus on innovation and green chemistry, providing opportunities for growth. This is the ICIS/Versalis supplement about green and bio-based chemicals and sustainabliity with videos embedded. Green chemistry fits in with SDG 9 Industry Innovation and SDG 7 Affordable Clean Energy.