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Gut Microbe Makes Diesel Biofuel: Scientific American

Gut Microbe Makes Diesel Biofuel: Scientific American | Systemic Innovation & Sustainable Development | Scoop.it

Reconfiguring the genetics of the food pathogen E. coli produces hydrocarbons indistinguishable from those burned in trucks


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Systemic innovation & sustainable development. Issues for learning on the road from incremental to systemic change in support of the next generations
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Linking knowledge domains

Linking knowledge domains | Systemic Innovation & Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
I've created a new blog on Linking knowledge domains: knowledge integration across boundarieswhich aims to act as an access point for work on cross-domain knowledge integration which I've been doing for IKM Emergent over the past few years in collaboration with Josine Stremmelaar of Hivos and Wenny Ho. In particular, it will link to the…
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Leading change: First in the subtle, then in the world. | MindShift Integral

Leading change: First in the subtle, then in the world. | MindShift Integral | Systemic Innovation & Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
If you want to lead change - personal, organizational or societal - you have to know intimately how change works. This includes experiential clarity in knowing how to overcome – and help overcome - resistance towards change. It also includes knowing the ever so subtle, almost unnoticeable shifts in your own inner experience when facing…

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MEDIA LAB: Idea Talk "Commons and the City" by Michel Bauwens

MEDIA LAB: Idea Talk "Commons and the City" by Michel Bauwens | Systemic Innovation & Sustainable Development | Scoop.it

Michel Bauwens and Kevin Flanagan of the P2P Foundation collaborate with activists and researchers worldwide on peer production, governance and property issues. As key agents who extract trends and knowledge from these networks, they advocate for the Commons and Peer to Peer as paradigms for social change.

 

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North America’s Oil And Gas Industry Has Taken Over 7 Million Acres Of Land Since 2000

North America’s Oil And Gas Industry Has Taken Over 7 Million Acres Of Land Since 2000 | Systemic Innovation & Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
The chunks of land turned over to oil and gas development, if combined, would equal three Yellowstone National Parks.

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2nd Largest Nationality Living In Each European Country - Brilliant Maps

2nd Largest Nationality Living In Each European Country - Brilliant Maps | Systemic Innovation & Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
The map above shows the flag of the 2nd largest nationality, by country of birth, living in each European country. There are many surprises...

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“La sociedad de la información estᇠdemandando otras formas de aprender”

“La sociedad de la información estᇠdemandando otras formas de aprender” | Systemic Innovation & Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
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Eugenia Enrico's curator insight, April 5, 7:50 AM

En la Sociedad Red que explicaba Castells, es necesaria una nueva forma de construir el conocimiento. No valen viejas metodologías didácticas para los nuevos escenarios digitales. Ésta es la base en la que se basa la entrevista realizada en el espacio de Divulgauned

Carolina Gorosito's curator insight, April 5, 8:15 AM

En la Sociedad Red que explicaba Castells, es necesaria una nueva forma de construir el conocimiento. No valen viejas metodologías didácticas para los nuevos escenarios digitales. Ésta es la base en la que se basa la entrevista realizada en el espacio de Divulgauned

ZARAPICO's curator insight, April 5, 9:20 AM

En la Sociedad Red que explicaba Castells, es necesaria una nueva forma de construir el conocimiento. No valen viejas metodologías didácticas para los nuevos escenarios digitales. Ésta es la base en la que se basa la entrevista realizada en el espacio de Divulgauned

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The Dawn of System Leadership (SSIR)

The Dawn of System Leadership (SSIR) | Systemic Innovation & Sustainable Development | Scoop.it

To solve society's most pressing problems requires a system leader who can catalyze collective leadership. The purpose of this article is to share what we are learning about the system leaders needed to foster collective leadership. We hope to demystify what it means to be a system leader and to continue to grow as one. It is easy when we talk about exemplars like Mandela to reinforce a belief that these are special people, somehow walking on a higher plane than the rest of us. But we have had the honor to work with many “Mandelas,” and this experience has convinced us that they share core capabilities and that these can be developed. Although formal position and authority matter, we have watched people contribute as system leaders from many positions. As Ronald Heifetz has shown in his work on adaptive leadership,2these leaders shift the conditions through which others—especially those who have a problem—can learn collectively to make progress against it. Most of all, we have learned by watching the personal development of system leaders. This is not easy work, and those who progress have a particular commitment to their own learning and growth. Understanding the “gateways” through which they pass clarifies this commitment and why this is not the mysterious domain of a chosen few.


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Bank Regulators Didn’t Fix The One Thing They Needed To – The Culture

Bank Regulators Didn’t Fix The One Thing They Needed To – The Culture | Systemic Innovation & Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
After the Great Recession of 2008, various governments around the world hoped that strict rules regarding banking activity would prevent a future calamity of that magnitude from happening ever again.

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These Are The Surprising Jobs You'll Be Doing By The 2030s

These Are The Surprising Jobs You'll Be Doing By The 2030s | Systemic Innovation & Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
As our technological and sociological realities change, so too do our jobs. But just what, exactly, will we be doing 15 years from now? Here are some completely unexpected jobs you've almost certainly never heard of—but likely will soon.

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Anne Caspari's curator insight, November 8, 2014 4:24 AM

"A rewilder's job is to help hasten the recovery process of natural habitats that have been decimated by human activity," he says. "The work of a rewilder would draw heavily on distributed sensor technology."   

 

Some of these are fun to think about but I reckon they are still on the conservative side. And some have existed for quite a while now: my job has been "rewilding" for over two and  a half decades now. First with habitat reconstruction then within consciousness and the inside of people. I do like the title "rewilder".

 

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Embracing the Future: the Smartest Cities In The World

Embracing the Future: the Smartest Cities In The World | Systemic Innovation & Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
These cities that are doing the best at embracing the future are focusing on improving technology, equality, sharing, civic participation, and more.

Over the past several years, the idea of the being "smart" has emerged as a key mechanism for cities to find innovative solutions to the challenges that they are facing. Increased demand for infrastructure, housing, transportation, jobs, energy, food and water are all straining city governments and infrastructure, as people around the world flock to urban centers in hopes of a better life and more opportunity. For many years, the push to create smarter cities was led by technology companies looking for uses (and buyers) for their products. But in recent years, cities have begun to think more holistically about what being a smart city could mean, and have innovated new ways to modernize how a city serves its citizens.


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Irina Miroshnikova's curator insight, December 6, 2014 3:16 AM

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Coca Cola, Heinz And Other Major Food Companies Warn Climate Change Threatens Business

Coca Cola, Heinz And Other Major Food Companies Warn Climate Change Threatens Business | Systemic Innovation & Sustainable Development | Scoop.it

But as ThinkProgress noted at the time, the real story was not a guacamole shortage, but the emerging reality of doing business in a warming world. While politicians continue to bicker over whether or not climate change exists, companies now have no choice in the matter — they must acknowledge the science and the risk and disclose the reality of that risk to their investors’ pocketbooks. Whether that risk actually manifests itself is another matter, but the fact that companies are increasingly putting climate change on their threat lists speaks volumes to the severity of the problem.

 

Here are seven other big food companies that disclose to investors that climate change poses a threat to their products and bottom lines.


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Garry Rogers's curator insight, September 15, 2014 9:14 PM

Too bad these companies can't bankroll enough congressmen to oppose the fossil fuel industry.

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World’s Largest Dam Removal Unleashes U.S. River After Century of Electric Production

World’s Largest Dam Removal Unleashes U.S. River After Century of Electric Production | Systemic Innovation & Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
The last section of dam is being blasted from the Elwha River on Washington's Olympic Peninsula on Tuesday.

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Fisterra Energy and Blackstone Energy Partners Announce Financial
Close for “Ventika,” Mexico’s Largest Wind Farm

Fisterra Energy and Blackstone Energy Partners Announce Financial <br/>      Close for “Ventika,” Mexico’s Largest Wind Farm | Systemic Innovation & Sustainable Development | Scoop.it

Fisterra Energy, a company majority owned by funds managed by Blackstone BX +0.87% , and Blackstone Energy Partners, Blackstone’s energy-focused private equity business, today announced it has reached a financial closing for Ventika, Mexico’s largest onshore wind farm upon completion and one of the largest wind farms in Latin America. Ventika will be located in the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, approximately 35 miles from the United States border, and is comprised of two 126 megawatt (MW) wind farms with total capacity of 252MW. Once completed the project will alleviate significant demands on Mexico’s existing power infrastructure, helping Mexico reduce pollution and CO2 emissions, and meet its target of achieving 35% renewable generation by 2025.

The $650 million project is being jointly developed by CEMEX, a global building materials company with presence in more than 50 countries, and Fisterra Energy. This investment funds the installation of 84 Acciona AW-3000 wind turbine generators, each with a hub height of 120 meters and a nominal output of 3MW per turbine. Construction of the project, which is scheduled to be completed in 2016, is expected to generate approximately 1,000 jobs and more than 2,000 additional jobs in related industries.

“With the development and construction of Ventika, we will be able to support Mexico in meeting its green energy targets. This project exemplifies the progress and positive impact that can be achieved when private capital works in partnership with government, entrepreneurs and industry.” said Sean Klimczak, Senior Managing Director at Blackstone. “We look forward to being active in the Mexican power generation sector as the country continues to incentivize private investment through its ongoing energy reform.”

"We are delighted to reach this important milestone and are excited to begin construction on Ventika,” said Pedro Barriuso, Fisterra's Chairman and CEO. “We thank our partners, who have shown tremendous dedication to getting this project off the ground and look forward to continuing our work with them.”

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with Fisterra Energy and Blackstone in this important project,” said Dr. Luis Farías, CEMEX Vice-President for Energy and Sustainability. “Ventika is an important milestone in our energy strategy as industry pioneers in the use of clean energy and alternative fuels. We look forward to find additional business opportunities in the near future.”

This past year, Blackstone, together with a management team led by Pedro Barriuso, the former Executive Chairman of Element Power and former head of Iberdrola Renewables, formed Fisterra to identify, develop, finance, construct and operate large-scale independent power projects, with a focus in Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. Ventika will be the first investment made by Fisterra.

About Blackstone Energy Partners:

Blackstone Energy Partners is Blackstone’s energy-focused private equity business, with a successful record built on Blackstone’s industry expertise and partnerships with exceptional management teams. Since its founding in 2012, Blackstone Energy Partners has invested more than $6.6 billion of equity across 18 transactions globally, which range from oil and gas to renewables, natural resources, and power generation.


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‘Geldautomaat’ Apple verarmt onze samenleving — SOMO

‘Geldautomaat’ Apple verarmt onze samenleving — SOMO | Systemic Innovation & Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Op de dag dat Apple Inc. haar vierde kwartaalcijfers bekend maakt, komen SOMO en het GoodElectronics netwerk met een kritisch paper over het bedrijf. Het paper legt uit hoe Apple met haar enorme bedrijfswinsten onze samenleving tekortdoet door zich te gedragen als financiële investeerder in plaats van haar winsten in de ‘echte’ economie te investeren.

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership clause everyone should oppose - The Washington Post

The Trans-Pacific Partnership clause everyone should oppose - The Washington Post | Systemic Innovation & Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
The Investor-State Dispute Settlement provision would undermine U.S. sovereignty.

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A call for new thinking in the new systems age

A call for new thinking in the new systems age | Systemic Innovation & Sustainable Development | Scoop.it

As human development practitioners, we have been talking a lot recently about how a changing world is demanding new approaches to development in the way we finance, implement our projects and measure the results of our work.


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Financial sector bonuses paid out since crisis began likely to top £100 billion this year | Robin Hood Tax

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“La sociedad de la información estᇠdemandando otras formas de aprender”

“La sociedad de la información estᇠdemandando otras formas de aprender” | Systemic Innovation & Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
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Eugenia Enrico's curator insight, April 5, 7:50 AM

En la Sociedad Red que explicaba Castells, es necesaria una nueva forma de construir el conocimiento. No valen viejas metodologías didácticas para los nuevos escenarios digitales. Ésta es la base en la que se basa la entrevista realizada en el espacio de Divulgauned

Carolina Gorosito's curator insight, April 5, 8:15 AM

En la Sociedad Red que explicaba Castells, es necesaria una nueva forma de construir el conocimiento. No valen viejas metodologías didácticas para los nuevos escenarios digitales. Ésta es la base en la que se basa la entrevista realizada en el espacio de Divulgauned

ZARAPICO's curator insight, April 5, 9:20 AM

En la Sociedad Red que explicaba Castells, es necesaria una nueva forma de construir el conocimiento. No valen viejas metodologías didácticas para los nuevos escenarios digitales. Ésta es la base en la que se basa la entrevista realizada en el espacio de Divulgauned

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Managing with complexity: a pragmatic and ethical imperative

Managing with complexity: a pragmatic and ethical imperative | Systemic Innovation & Sustainable Development | Scoop.it

By Professor Hamid Bouchikhi, ESSEC Business School A leader’s role is to make decisions, often in a hurry and on the basis of partial or more or less reliable information. Generally speaking, busi...


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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, February 12, 2015 1:56 AM
Indeed, only few leaders are willing to understand and embrace complexity
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Helios concept yacht harvests solar power to explore the world’s high seas

Helios concept yacht harvests solar power to explore the world’s high seas | Systemic Innovation & Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Italian designers Marco Ferrari and Alberto Franchi developed Helios, a solar-powered sailing yacht concept design for the Young Designer of the Year 2015 contest.

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These Are The Surprising Jobs You'll Be Doing By The 2030s

These Are The Surprising Jobs You'll Be Doing By The 2030s | Systemic Innovation & Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
As our technological and sociological realities change, so too do our jobs. But just what, exactly, will we be doing 15 years from now? Here are some completely unexpected jobs you've almost certainly never heard of—but likely will soon.

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Anne Caspari's curator insight, November 8, 2014 4:24 AM

"A rewilder's job is to help hasten the recovery process of natural habitats that have been decimated by human activity," he says. "The work of a rewilder would draw heavily on distributed sensor technology."   

 

Some of these are fun to think about but I reckon they are still on the conservative side. And some have existed for quite a while now: my job has been "rewilding" for over two and  a half decades now. First with habitat reconstruction then within consciousness and the inside of people. I do like the title "rewilder".

 

www.mindshift-integral.com 

 

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Obama’s conflict minerals law has destroyed everything, say Congo miners

Obama’s conflict minerals law has destroyed everything, say Congo miners | Systemic Innovation & Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
US legislation aimed at damaging Congolese militias has inadvertently propelled millions deeper into poverty

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These 10 countries have pledged $2.3 billion to fight climate change. The US isn't one of them.

These 10 countries have pledged $2.3 billion to fight climate change. The US isn't one of them. | Systemic Innovation & Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Contributions to the Green Climate Fund have been slow and low.

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holly-berkowitz@mchsi.com's curator insight, October 7, 2014 11:10 PM

Why Not?   Count More Than Human Cash to Survive.  Numerous Religions Warn Humans to Count More than Mechanical, Artificial, Empty Numbers and Structures of Deadly Cashflow Floods....to Value Also the Invaluable, the Priceless, The Critical Flows Impossible to Count In Human Cash.   Human Cash Crushes And Climate Baking and Drowning Crush the Ability of Nature to Produce the Critcial flows, Light, Air, Photosynthetic Oxygen as O2 to Breathe, Water As H2O to Drink, Rich, Organic Topsoil Production and Soilmakers, Green Absorbent Watersheds to Grow Food and Shelter & Flood Protection That Humans Need Every Minute to Keep Humans Alive Day to Day and Minute to Minute.   But the Cash-Driven Idiots Just Don't Get It and Are Trying to Cause Hell and Armageddon of, by, for Privatized Cashflow Floods into Private Bank Accounts of Only 1%.  Criminal.

 

Hold them Accountable Now.  They Are Not God.   They Do Not Own US.   We are Not Slaves Yet.

Eben Lenderking's curator insight, October 8, 2014 6:02 AM

Actually, the US is busy exporting its technology and savoire faire in the areas of GM foods, pesticides, industrial agriculture, and foods that have been grown under conditions that give them a structural competitive advantage.  The only way to stop the juggernaut is the for the rest of the world to say, "we don't want to eat this stuff."  You want to stop climate change?  Responsible, sustainable agricultural policy is the first step.

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Researchers create global road maps showing potential economic and ecological consequences of new roads

Researchers create global road maps showing potential economic and ecological consequences of new roads | Systemic Innovation & Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A multinational team of researchers has published a paper in the journal Nature, offering a way towards better global planning for road construction. They highlight the benefits of road building along with detriments and include maps of the world they've constructed that indicate where ...

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Inequality Has Become The Achilles Heel Of Democracy

Inequality Has Become The Achilles Heel Of Democracy | Systemic Innovation & Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
From Washington to Delhi.

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