New Course Launch! CirculaRise Expert Training in Just Transition for a Circular Economy.

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Social Business Entrepreneurship in Mountain and Island Communities

Mountains and islands make up 30 percent of the earth’s surface area and are home to approximately 1.3 billion people. Mountain and island communities are among the worst hit by climate change, suffering from high rates of poverty and hunger and struggling to cope with natural disasters.    To increase mountain and island communities’ resilience Yunus …

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Yunus Environment Hub’s Position on Just Transition in the Global Plastic Treaty

The proposed international legally binding instrument (ILBI) on plastic pollution offers a critical opportunity to address a pressing environmental challenge through global cooperation. However, plastic pollution’s impacts go beyond the environment, affecting livelihoods, health, and well-being of communities worldwide, especially vulnerable and marginalized groups. The ILBI negotiations must adopt a human-centered approach, ensuring no one …

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New expert training on Just Transition for a Circular Economy

Yunus Environment Hub has launched our new CirculaRise Course on 15 April 2024 during the World Circular Economy Forum WCEF2024. Hands on learning to build and implement inclusive, Circular Economy strategies.  The CirculaRise Course by Yunus Environment Hub is unique offering that links environmental and social impact through Circular Economy and Just Transition strategies. The …

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Biodiversity Conservation: Human-based Solution to Address Nature Crisis

In our rapidly changing world, biodiversity conservation has become an urgent priority as human actions impact our planet’s ecosystems. From deforestation and habitat destruction to pollution and over-exploitation of natural resources, these actions are driving biodiversity loss at an alarming rate. At Yunus Environment Hub, we recognise that addressing the triple planetary crisis facing our …

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Women in climate – success stories from Yunus Environment Hub

Yunus Environment Hub supports women social business entrepreneurs by enabling them to turn innovative ideas into tangible solutions. We are pleased to share the remarkable journeys of three inspiring women who are shaping a more sustainable future through the adoption and implementation of inclusive circular social business models.  Lucy Ngorongo – Founder of Junky Bins …

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Circular, Social Business models to combat plastic pollution

Discussions around the transition from linear to circular business models are becoming more present as a concrete way for businesses to support climate action. Especially when it comes to plastic waste, a shift  in business models is essential, with much work still needed to design out unnecessary waste in the first place. From circular supply …

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RECOVER Project Paves Way to a Circular Economy in Ho Chi Minh City

Amongst myriads of initiatives on building a world without waste where everyone plays an active part, Yunus Environment Hub partnered with ALBA Group Asia Limited to facilitate the RECOVER project. The project ran over 2.5 years (from July 2021 to December 2023) with the goal to optimise plastic waste collection system involving the informal sector …

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Safeguarding Wetland Ecosystems through Circular Economy

Image by Yogendra Singh. In our current era, where environmental concerns take centre stage in global discussions, transitioning from linear to circular business models is essential to address climate change. At its core, a circular economy aims to minimise waste and maximise resource efficiency, providing a framework to tackle the challenges faced by our planet’s ecosystems. …

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From Waste to Wealth: Addressing waste crisis through social business

In a world facing numerous challenges, from climate change to biodiversity loss and pollution, it has become increasingly clear that we must take bold and innovative steps to address the planetary crisis. On 31 October, the World Cities Day 2023 took place in Istanbul, Turkey. The Day aims to promote the international community’s interest in …

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