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As we start our working week the media will focus on Greece . Will they forget last weeks 30% drop in share values in China, the deaths in Tunisia not to mention the UK young mental health shortfall stories.
Can or will they look back on Friday 3rd July, at the collaboration agreement signed between City of Ulaanbaatar and Ecological Sequestration Trust supported by the British and Mongolian governments. As the start of new thinking being brought to life. To create solutions for our cities took a great step forward.
The Trust, a UK charity, has been working in Ulaanbaatar since December 2013 supported by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) British Embassy of Mongolia to create an integrated, urban-rural, systems data platform called resilience.io. This tool will enable cities to plan and evaluate the business case for investment in projects that bring improved human wellbeing, resource efficiency, clean energy and renewable technologies which restore ecological and freshwater systems and secure the production of safe food.
resilience.io will enable the city to aggregate investments into a new Urban Development and Investment Fund, set up to support projects that maximise long-term economic, environmental and social benefits in the region.
Burning2Learn has strived to link the classroom to the world of work this platform will unlock human potential and create work for young people like no other project has. New thinking a strong desire to collaborate we come from the young with ease. Professor Head and his team we salute you.
Professor Peter Head CBE, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of The Ecological Sequestration Trust said
“When I created The Trust, four years ago, the aim was to provide all regions of the world with an open-source, free-to-use platform that would enable them to discover a more resilient, sustainable development pathway – a resilience compass. To do this we had to bring together world-leading modellers in human, ecological systems and economics. However it was also necessary to find regions in different parts of the world with the leadership and desire to bring about transformational change for their people and willingness to use this platform for that purpose. In particular to use the platform to help meet the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to attract investments that seek lower risk through new governance and data systems.
“The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development (DfID) have given us excellent support to realise this ambition. It has been a great pleasure to work with Mayor Bat-Uul over the last year and to arrive at today’s historic agreement to work together for the next three years. Ulaanbaatar joins the city of Accra and the UK County of Dorset as demonstration regions with another planned in China.