Author Archives: Aleksandar Janicijevic

UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

On March 4, 2019, the United Nations recognized the critical role of ecosystem restoration as a tool for improving environmental conditions and enhancing human communities by designating 2021-2030 the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Spread the word


Sidewalk Toronto has only one beneficiary, and it is not Toronto

The most insightful comments during the public announcement came when Eric Schmidt, Google’s former executive chair, said they had realized their long-running dream for “someone to give us a city and put us in charge.” Spread the word


This is how they do it: Holmene – Eco-friendly artificial islands that will combat climate change

Holmene, located just 10 km south of Copenhagen, is the largest land reclamation project in Scandinavia in the years to come. It combines several needs in the region: A growing demand for sites for knowledge intensive industry, fossil-free energy production and flood barrier to secure both the existing and future areas. Furthermore it adds an […]


Exciting news: Toronto’s carbon emissions are declining. What does it mean?

Every year, Toronto’s greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory gives us a sense of how Toronto measures up compared to its goal of reducing carbon emissions 80% by 2050. The data measures our emissions from buildings, vehicles, waste, and industry. 2016 results are hot off the presses, and the overall trend is looking positive – with some […]


The Human Rights Enhancer – UN-Habitat

Dear Resilience 2 to 1 members, happy start of one more year of exciting activities around RESILIENCE! I stumbled on this exciting document  – an encouragement to all of us concerned about this issue. Acting moderator, Aleks Janicijevic The Human Rights Enhancer was prepared by UN-Habitat as part of the ongoing Urban Resilience Enhancer series. […]


Urban Resilience Hub [UN Habitat – for a better urban future]

Resilient Campaign will continue beyond 2020 with the support and recommendations of many partners and participants. The Campaign has been assured through two documents adopted by government and international stakeholders: the Local and Sub-National Governments Declaration at the 2015 UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, and “The Florence Way Forward” adopted […]


Molecular Solar Thermal Energy Storage System [MOST]

The development of solar energy can potentially meet the growing requirements for a global energy system beyond fossil fuels, but necessitates new scalable technologies for solar energy storage. One approach is the development of energy storage systems based on molecular photoswitches, so-called molecular solar thermal energy storage (MOST). Spread the word


Management of Urban Infrastructures – On Line course

100% online learning from the world’s best universities and companies, from courses to degrees. Several of them are dealing with sustainability, efficiency and, of course most interesting, resilience. Following course is just one example, recommended for anybody, especially young generation. I am suggesting to explore other courses, few very interesting for our cause, and all […]