sustainability

Position paper on sustainable universities

Nov 18, 2014

1. Introduction The history of the concept of sustainable development goes not far back in time. In 1987 sustainable development is defined by the Brundtland Comission as follows: Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs[1]. The need for sustainable […]

Czech Republic: Nation of Sceptics?

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Apr 20, 2014

Visit to the Metro Depot In Prague we were met by the representative of the Youth for Public Transport (Y4PT). Together with our partner we are trying to raise an awareness among the young people about the most sustainable and the most environmentally friendly ways of travelling. Especially for our journey, Y4PT developed a Carbon […]

EU Energy targets for 2030. On the way to 2050?

Apr 01, 2014

The European Union strives for less than 2 degrees temperature rise this century in comparison with the pre-industrial times. In order to reach this goal, scientists have calculated that the carbon emission should be reduced by 80% in 2050 (1). There are different ways in which this reduction could be reached: achieve a higher energy […]

#FreeTheArctic30

Oct 06, 2013

Company wrecks climate. Climate melts ice. Company prepares to drill even more oil. NGO protests drills. Coast guard attacks NGO’s boat. Crew are called pirates. Pirates are locked up. The end. Or is it? Today, October 5, in 160+ cities around the world citizens stood together with the Arctic 30, their families, friends, and colleagues. […]

Fighting Climate Change Starts At School

Mar 31, 2013

“The Ministry of Magic has always considered the education of young witches and wizards to be of a vital importance. Although each headmaster has brought something new to this… historic school, progress for the sake of progress must be discouraged. Let us preserve what must be preserved, perfect what can be perfected and prune practices […]

TUNZA: Youth goes for Sustainability

Feb 21, 2013

The UNEP (United Nations Environment Program) TUNZA International Youth Conference took place 10-14th February in Nairobi (Kenya), and it provided a platform for over 300 young people from 100 countries to come together to exchange information, best practices and most importantly, learn from each other. Participating in the TUNZA International Youth Conference allowed AEGEE to […]

Young Enterprises, Young Entrepreneurs – European Commission “Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan”

Feb 09, 2013

AEGEE-Europe warmly welcomes the “Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan” published by the European Commission earlier this month. As an organisation striving to provide young people with the necessary tools to take their future into their own hands, and concerned by the dangerously high levels of especially youth unemployment throughout the continent, AEGEE-Europe strongly supports the Commission’s […]

The “world’s most sustainable company” is European: Umicore

Jan 29, 2013

DAVOS—Reason for celebration during the World Economic Forum for the Belgian clean-tech and recycling company Umicore, as they have been ranked as the world’s most sustainable company in the Global 100. Umicore CEO Marc Grynberg: “This recognition shows that we are on the right track.” Since 2005, Canadian media and investment research company Corporate Knights […]

The shortcut to sustainability

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Dec 10, 2012

In our post from Berlin, we introduced the three most frequently cited obstacles encountered by young people on the road to sustainability—lack of information, time, and money. So now that we have identified the main problems, let’s take a look at the current efforts of young people, and some possible solutions they are offering. First, […]

The bumpy road to sustainability

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Dec 04, 2012

So far, the interviews indicate that young people are mostly preoccupied by our increasing dependency on fossil fuels, closely followed by the threat of resource shortages and the treatment of waste produced by our high-consumption society. But what are they doing about it? How much are young people aware of their own impact on the […]