Ciudades costeras deberán ser abandonadas por aumento del mar

Según el director de ONU-Hábitat las ciudades tendrán que construir extensiones en las zonas más alejadas a la costa.

 

Sectores completos de las ciudades ubicadas junto al mar tendrán que ser abandonados en el futuro y se deberán construir «extensiones» de las urbes en zonas más alejadas, a causa del aumento del nivel del mar generado por el cambio climático, afirmó el director ejecutivo de ONU-Hábitat, Joan Clos. Sigue leyendo

Road to Rio+20 highlights the importance of buildings and cities

The US Green Building Council, UNEP and WBCSD are partnering on an initiative to highlight examples of the green economy in action

green buildings

A new initiative will engage the private sector, civil society and local government officials and focus on energy efficiency in buildings and sustainable cities. Photograph: Peter Mintz/Design Pics/Corbis

Using World Green Building Week 2011 as a platform, the US Green Building Council (USGBC), the United Nations Environment Programme’s regional office for North America (UNEP RONA) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) recently announced a new initiative to highlight the important role of buildings and cities in the green economy. Sigue leyendo

An unbeatable building material for Costa Rica? Stick to bamboo

A bamboo revolution could be a huge benefit to construction in Costa Rica.
Guadua Bamboo for home construction in Costa Rica

Of the many ways in which the human race seems to exist out of phase with its natural environment, the buildings in which it lives, learns and works is one of the most telling examples, but one which receives relatively little attention. Nevertheless, besides being the places where people spend the most time, buildings use up to 50 percent of the energy used in the world in their construction and operation, and also consume a great deal of the world’s human, economic and natural resources. In spite of this, these buildings are often poorly designed, wasteful, ugly and uncomfortable.  Sigue leyendo

El Empire State prevé ahorrar 3,2 millones al año en su factura energética

The Empire State Building, the Tallest Building in New York City

The Empire State Building, the Tallest Building in New York City

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Creada en Cáceres una red internacional para mejorar el turismo sostenible

 Cáceres histórico.

Cáceres es una ciudad histórica cargada de monumentos y edificios que atestiguan su imponente pasado.

Cáceres, 28 sep (EFE).- Un total de 80 investigadores de países como Italia, Irán, México, Portugal, China y España han constituido hoy en Cáceres la Red Internacional para Investigación Económica sobre Turismo y Medio Ambiente, un observatorio de análisis y estudio global para mejorar el turismo sostenible.

Cáceres ha acogido esta tarde la primera asamblea de la Red, un acto incluido en el IV Congreso Internacional Turismo y Medio Ambiente, y que supone la génesis de una red que estudiará el nuevo fenómeno del turismo y el medio ambiente. Sigue leyendo

Mid East Governments Can Play Key Role In Pushing Sustainable Tourism In Green Growth Agenda Prof. Geoffrey Lipman To Share Green Growth Vision At World Green Tourism Conference In Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Picture

The level of government commitment in the Middle East is key to overcoming the region’s biggest sustainable tourism challenges, says Professor Geoffrey Lipman, a world authority on green tourism.

Prof. Lipman, Advisor to the Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and the World Economic Forum (Aviation and Tourism), said that for the Middle East to improve its standings as a responsible destination, ‘green growth’ is key and that travel and tourism can act as a positive driver. Sigue leyendo