With some 1.3 million drivers, passengers and pedestrians dying each year on the world’s roads, the United Nations took a major step to address this tragedy by launching a trust fund to spur road safety initiatives.
In 2017, solar energy dominated global investment in new power generation like never before, according to a new United Nations-backed report, which shows a steady move away from fossil fuel-based power production to ‘green’ power sources.
and Vladimir Smakhtin –
As the world faces increasing levels of water-related stress, ensuring a constant supply of fresh, drinkable water is a matter of security. Experts from the UN University Institute for Water, Environment, and Health highlight how some countries are embracing unconventional methods to bring water to their peoples.
Shamshad Akhtar –
Asia Pacific's economic success story belies a widening gap between rich and poor, that if not tackled urgently, could thwart our ambition to achieve the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, writes UN undersecretary-general Shamshad Akhtar.
Not enough has been done to leverage our financial systems in pursuit of the SDGs, as financing still flows to short-term investment projects, writes UN under-secretary-general for economic and social affairs, Liu Zhenmin.
Many countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia have made remarkable progress in recent years, as measured by economic growth and reduction in poverty. But, despite clear gains, the region's middle-income countries continue to face structural bottlenecks that must be addressed before the UN's Sustainable Development Goals can be achieved.
Ping Manongdo –
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were created to end poverty, inequality, and environmental destruction and to chart a new path towards sustainability. For businesses, it comes with a promise of long-term profitability, too.
Moving away from narratives that spell fear of climate-related catastrophes, "Tomorrow" tells stories of how ordinary people -- from Icelandic volcanoes to Indian slums -- employ innovative ways to fight the effects of climate change.
David Hatch, Citiscope –
Uber, the app-based ride-hailing service, releases data that aim to help municipalities make better decisions about infrastructure and public transit needs, but a national transport association says the information is not what is required.
Dutch manufacturing company AkzoNobel and sustainability media firm Eco-Business held the inaugural Cities:Possibilities forum on 8 November 2016. Read this outcome report for highlights from this insightful dialogue.
This report explores the key sustainability management trends that will impact businesses in 2015 and beyond. It builds on detailed Verdantix research into regulations, innovations, competitive dynamics and corporate strategies ...