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SD Bulletin 56

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SD bulletin 56
 
2013.04.02
 
World Water Day at VIU
World Water Day is held annually since 1993 on 22 March. This year Venice International University decided to participate to the celebration promoting an interdisciplinary workshop on management, preservation and improvement of water resources within the Globalization Program semester devoted to Sustainable Development in collaboration with the Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Collegio Internazionale di Ca' Foscari and the Cooperation and Development Division of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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China to Push for Compulsory Insurance in Polluting Factories
Pollution has become a cause of concern for the Chinese government, so much so that early this month the creation of a compulsory insurance program for heavy industries and other big-polluting enterprises was proposed.
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Australian Carbon Neutral Certification for Melbourne
Melbourne's official first step in the effort to become one of the world most sustainable cities is the Carbon Neutral certification assigned by Low Carbon Australia, the Government's independent carbon offsetting authority.
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Largest Concentrating Solar Power Plant now in Operation
In light of the weather condition typical of the area, it is no surprise that the largest concentrating solar power (CSP) plant was recently put into operation near Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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Earth Hour 2013
In 2013, Earth Hour was celebrated on March 23 from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm anywhere in the world. The impacts of the initiative, however, go beyond the hour. Launched in 2012, the "I Will If You Will" campaign invites individuals and organisations to challenge others to an environmental commitment by promising to do something if a certain number of people accept their challenge.
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Plan It Green: Everyone Can Build their Green City
Plan It Green is a free online game recently launched as part of the Connect! Transform the Future initiative, which aims at engaging students about energy sources, efficiency and conservation, increasing their awareness on the issues.
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