Sam Greene –
Funders’ perceptions that there is too much risk in investing at the local level prevents climate finance from making a real difference. Sam Greene discusses whether new technologies can benefit local communities while delivering the confidence donors and investors need to put their money where it matters.
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.
Despite the global aim of ending hunger by 2030, the farming is becoming more risky and uncertain thanks to climate change. Connecting farmers to information and each other can help mitigate this, says research scientist Leah Samberg.
At a high level event seeking to reinvigorate the political momentum on climate change, senior UN officials say climate change is an unprecedented and growing threat, but it also comes with a massive opportunity that should not be missed.
Joydeep Gupta, The Third Pole –
Despite strenuous efforts by many rich governments, loss and damage due to climate change is evident everywhere; UN environment and climate bodies suggest some ways to deal with it.
Medilyn Manibo –
Star Wars actor Liam Neeson sends a chilling message about climate change as he lends his voice to the latest #NatureIsSpeaking short film series produced by Conservation International.
Increasing food production is the main policy prescription for addressing food security, but this neglects the crucial importance of access and affordability for low-income urban residents. This according to the ...