Safeguarding the Amazon Rainforest Demands “Dramatic and Sustained” Improvement in the Lives of Its 24 Million Citizens
New Research by Imazon Using Social Progress Index Tool.
With participation of 24 delegations of youths from 20 countries or territories, the Street Soccer World Cup Brazil 2014 games have begun.
We are proud to present Avina’s Annual Report 2013 where we share the main results achieved with our allies last year in contributing to sustainable development from Latin America.
New way to look at development shows that economic growth is not same as social progress
Martin Burt, a former government minister in Paraguay, tells how the Social Progress Index has helped Paraguay set clearer goals and improve quality of life. Last year, the government of Paraguay adopted a new way of measuring the state of the nation, called the Social Progress Index (SPI). Both government and business leaders were concerned that increased economic growth wasn’t improving the lives of ordinary Paraguayans fast enough. We saw no reason why a country that is growing so fast could not bring more benefits of economic progress to the poor.
AML Superconductivity and Magnetics is proud to be selected as one of fifty leading second-stage companies selected from approximately 600 nominations statewide, as this year’s class of Florida Companies to WatchSM.
Beginning in June 2014, with support from Avina Americas, Fundación Avina, and the Skoll Foundation, Rising Voices will launch a microgrant and network-building project focusing on supporting new voices using citizen media from communities in the Amazon Region. Application deadline: Friday, July 18
The successful test is the latest in a series of recent AML milestones that promises to accelerate the “mainstreaming” of superconductivity into such high-impact applications as power generation and distribution, advanced medical procedures, electric-powered transportation and wastewater treatment.