Developing people’s capacity to address social, economic and environmental challenges in order to create healthy and sustainable societies.
Analysis: Delay to COP26. Risks and Opportunities

Analysis: Delay to COP26. Risks and Opportunities

By Chimdi, Obienu, EFI Research Fellow. The delay of COP26 could have far-reaching consequences, as many hoped 2020 would be the year that countries enhanced their Paris Agreement commitments to levels that would see global warming limited to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

Backgrounder: UN’s Climate Summit 2019

Backgrounder: UN’s Climate Summit 2019

The New York Climate Action Summit is a high-profile event to showcase public and private ambitions and advancements in the sphere of climate action. Political leaders, businesspeople, and members of civil society will gather on September 23rd for panels, speeches and presentations on plans that aim to accelerate actions to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Read EFI’s summary of the IPBES report

Read EFI’s summary of the IPBES report

Around one million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction. That’s the striking statistic that made headlines around the world when a UN advisory body previewed its first global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services in May 2019. To understand the implications behind the assessment and what we can do about it, we take a closer look at the report behind the headlines. Read EFI’s summary here: https://www.environicfoundation.org/ipbes-report/.

EFI’s Sustainable Societies at VCU.

EFI’s Sustainable Societies at VCU.

Our Sustainable Societies Course is now the gateway course for the Certificate in Sustainable Innovation at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The Certificate in Sustainable Innovation is designed to provide students in any VCU baccalaureate program the option of adding a formal certificate program in sustainability and sustainable approaches to problem-solving. The Certificate in Sustainable Innovation will use a systems-thinking approach to problems of sustainability across all of the academic disciplines. 

Volunteer with EFI

Volunteer with EFI

At EFI we are committed to helping people become agents of positive change. Your contribution of treasure, talent or time would be wonderful.
We are seeking volunteers who are interested in conducting research in the 25 areas of sustainability (see our 25-issue matrix); we need designers and illustrators; and we also need social media-savvy folks interested in learning the ropes of fundraising online. We have teams in Washington, DC and Richmond, VA, but we also have a robust platform for remote collaboration if you are located beyond. Interested? Contact us at volunteers@environicfoundation.org.