FAO, the United Nations food and agricultural agency, created an online database that uses satellite data and Google Earth images to help farmers achieve more reliable agricultural yields and allowing for the optimization of irrigation systems, focusing on parts of Africa and the Middle East that are facing water scarcity. The new tool is named WaPOR (…)
Torri 2020 is the energy efficiency plan of the town of Torri di Quartesolo, a municipality of 12.000 inhabitants located in the Italian province of Vicenza (Italy). The plan participated in the Best Climate Practices Contest of 2013 on “Climate Change and Urban Resilience” and (together with New York’s Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency) won the (…)
Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha, a non-profit organization based in Bangladesh, earned the experts choice award in the 2014 Best Climate Practices contest, held on the theme of “Energy Poverty Alleviation.” Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha operates a fleet of floating, solar-powered schools to ensure education for children in flood-prone areas of Bangladesh. As Mohammed Rezwan, founder of Shidhulai (…)
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