Thursday September 22, 2016

City Lab posted this map feature, looking at affordable housing in European cities. Avoid London and settle in Ljubljana.

According to Eurostat's 2015 Urban Europe Report, most of Europe's big city residents feel that decent housing they can afford is increasingly hard to come by.

(Source: City Lab)

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Monday September 19, 2016

A new report by Food Secure Canada, published earlier this month, is raising concern about the cost of food in Canada's northern communities.

Paying for nutrition: a report on food costing in the North focuses on 3 remote communities: Moose Factory, Fort Albany and Attawapiskat.

Read more.

(Source: CTV)

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Tuesday September 13, 2016

Marine sustainability in an age of changing oceans and seas is a 2016 report, published by the European Union.

 Oceans and seas are essential components of the biosphere. Marine sustainability and human society are intrinsically interlinked. The oceans are crucial for global food security, human health and regulation of climate.

The livelihoods of over 3 billion people worldwide depend upon services from marine and coastal biodiversity. Under the EU's blue growth strategy, new marine goods and services, such as marine renewable energy, marine biotechnology and marine minerals, are seen as important sources of employment, economic security and sustainable development.

Over the past 10 years there has been increasing focus on marine and maritime governance both within the European Union and beyond. The fundamental challenge that European policy-makers must address is how to achieve a sustainable use of the oceans that ensures marine goods and services are available for future generations, while meeting the demands of human population growth and economic growth.

(Source: EU)

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