Listening to the Planet

Interview with Isabella Pratesi*, WWF International Conservation Director The WWF has long argued that there is a significant link between climate change, deforestation, hygiene and epidemics: can you summarise your organisation’s thinking? Climate and ecosystems are closely linked to our…

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When resilience is transformative

The COVID-19 pandemic is an event guaranteed to produce long-term social and economic impacts. Someone has even coined the term 'covidic' to identify a sort of new era: a pre-COVID era compared to a post-COVID era. We shall see. What is…

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Do it well, do it quickly

You can defeat an enemy, but not the Planet. Technology is helping us to live in and through this crisis, but we need to look ahead, building global cohesion and creating ‘transformative resilience units.’: These are the words of Mario Draghi in…

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Certifications: the main thing is communication

Obtaining a certification is a commitment that must be valued. Including certifications in the communication strategy helps to increase market competitiveness and raise people’s awareness. In fact, it is important to make everyone, the consumer first and foremost, understand that…

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What makes a sustainable event?

Promoters, organizers and suppliers of goods and services can change the way they design and manage an event by introducing environmental and social values into their work. A useful reference point is provided by the ISO 20121 certification, which requires…

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From wood to paper, for responsible forest management

To make wood it takes a tree sang famous Italian singer-songwriter Sergio Endrigo. And it is from wood that the main raw material for making paper is obtained. The responsible use of forest resources is therefore an essential and carefully…

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ISO, nice to meet you

The idea of establishing a reference for the measurement of units of magnitude has a long history. As early as the ancient Egyptians, for example, the “cubit” was identified as a unit of measurement (corresponding to the length of a…

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Sustainability: knowing the past to imagine the future

Sustainability has become a major focus of the world's media. Through the contribution provided by the determination and grit of young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, public opinion in many countries has turned its attention to this topic. Introduced ‘officially’ for the…

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