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Center of Concern | Tue, Apr 15, 2014

On April 15, 2014, RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari will address the Special high-level meeting of ECOSOC with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. The meeting, which this year takes place on the days of April 14 and 15, is held every year at the UN Headquarters in New York, and is part of the follow-up to the Financing for Development Conference.  Read the agenda for this meeting. Photos CC/UN ECOSOC/ Jon Gosier, UN photo gallery/Jon Noy. 

Ecology and Development | Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Celebrating Earth Day with Reports of Energy Savings Through Wind Power

What better day than Earth Day to celebrate our energy savings? The Center of Concern is proud to share news of its environmental stewardship. We procure our energy through Washington Gas Energy Services' Green-e Energy, a certified wind power source from regional wind farms. Wind power is the world's fastest growing energy resource. When wind power replaces traditional sources, it reduces carbon dioxide, lowers carbon footprints, and helps eliminate air pollution problems such as smog and acid rain. The Center's results on wind power equal savings equivalent to taking five cars off the road for a year. Celebrate the Earth, today, and everyday. 

 

Global Women's Project | Fri, Apr 18, 2014

GWP Looks to Pope Francis's Model of Courage Serving Women and the Poor

“During Holy Week and throughout the Easter season, we are called to remember the life of Jesus, and to contemplate the courage of those who stood in solidarity with him, including his mother Mary. According to Pope Francis, “Whenever we look to Mary, we come to believe once again in the revolutionary nature of love and tenderness.” (APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION EVANGELII GAUDIUM, November 2013) Photo by Tom Gomez/Reuters/Londoy