I. Background Climate Tipping Point means that a warming earth has led to a series of irreversible and uncontrollable catastrophic reactions. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on 1.5 ° C (2018) states [...]
Foreword and Thanks
China is helping to achieve the goal of ecological civilization with high-quality development. Low-carbon development is a core feature of improving the quality of development. In the Paris Agreement, China pledged to peak [...]
On May 8, 2019, the China Urban Carbon Emissions Summit and Low Carbon Development Seminar was held in Science City, Chengdu Tianfu New District, from the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, the National Development and Reform Commission, the [...]
On April 10-11, 2019, the Sustainable Development Community Association (ISC) and the project partner of Baoding City, North China Electric Power University, went to Shanghai and Hangzhou to conduct a survey on domestic waste classification and [...]
What's Possible: With Jonathan Lash
Episode 1: Kristalina Georgieva
Just weeks before Kristalina Georgieva was named interim President of the World Bank. ISC's Board Chair Jonathan Lash sat down to interview her for the first episode of his [...]
Here at the Institute for Sustainable Communities, our motto is “what’s possible”. It represents our enduring belief that when the power of leaders like you is unleashed, sustainability is within reach. How we get there varies widely. There are [...]
As 2018 comes to a close, we sat down with ISC co-founders Madeleine Kunin and George Hamilton to talk about what inspired them to create ISC and how it has evolved over the years.
In early 2016, ISC began a multi-stakeholder process to develop a report on community resilience in the Maricopa County region of Arizona.
The 2016 report was the foundational document that prompted the creation of the Advancing Community [...]
On the morning of December 7, 2018, the Department of Eco-Environmental Response to Climate Change, the National Climate Change Strategy Research and International Cooperation Center (NCSC), the American Association for Sustainable Development [...]
Meeting PurposeGeneral Secretary Xi Jinping has repeatedly stressed that tackling climate change is a common cause of mankind, and China will bear 100% of its obligations. In order to achieve the goal of the Paris Agreement to control the [...]
ISC's George Hamilton, Brent Habig and Steve Nicholas attended the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco September 12-14, 2018.The Summit was an invite-only event where governments, businesses, activists, and nonprofits could gather, [...]
Across Asia, factories are engines for economic change, but that success can come at a cost.
Learn about ISC's vision for manufacturing.
We work with brands and factories throughout Asia to reduce emissions, and [...]