Interview with Emanuela Gregorio, Economist and Coordinator of Fashionomics Africa
Partner of the Biennale of Luanda Fashionomics Africa is an initiative of the African Development Bank that aims to increase Africas participation in the global textile and fashion industry value chain
Ethical fashion: A rising trend or empty rhetoric?
Driven by the awareness of a growing number of consumers the fashion industry is trying with varying degrees of sincerity to be more virtuous and more sustainable But in spite of initiatives to improve recycling promote exchanges and the range of rental options on offer progress to make this highly polluting sector go green remains modest
New UNESCO book on Managed Aquifer Recharge presents 28 real-life examples showcasing potential for resilience and sustainability
Managed Aquifer Recharge MAR has been proven to produce a wealth of benefits from integrated management of a wide range of conventional and unconventional water resources paving the way for global adoption to achieve sustainable development goals for water and adapt to the effects of climate change according to a new UNESCO publication The new book presents 28 reallife examples of Managed Aquifer Recharge MAR from around the world where at village to state level people have collaborated to improve quantity and quality of water supplies and buffer them against drought and emergencies These cases inspire an improved understanding of groundwater systems and showcase their capability to store additional water to meet critical human needs for water and food and to purify water relying on passive treatment The cases show how MAR has helped communities overcome water challenges prepare for the future increase safety of water supplies and enhance ecosystems They aim to inspire leaders and decisionmakers presenting workable solutions to sustainably meet the needs of local population considering also an average 50 reduction in costs compared with conventional alternatives The enthusiasm for MAR schemes and their popularity and success are enhanced by significant auxiliary benefits such as in protecting against seawater intrusion improving environmental flows banking water for drought relief and purifying water through natural processes More than one hundred authors and contributors from toplevel universities research centers water utilities and other public and private institutions have contributed to this publication which has been produced by UNESCO and the International Association of Hydrogeologists IAH with support from the Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice GRIPP as a milestone contribution to the Intergovernmental Hydrological ProgrammeVIII IHPVIII Water Security Responses to Local Regional and Global Challenges