Nirj Deva –
Solving the refugee crisis will involve mobilising private sector funding to achieve developmental goals, writes Nirj Deva from the European Parliament. Could blended finance be the answer?
Florian Krampe –
The link between environmental degradation and terrorism is increasingly clear, but so is the link between environmental action and creating political stability, writes Florian Krampe.
Jaideep Bansal –
There is a push for universal energy access by governments all over the world, however the barriers are socioeconomic, geographic and demographic. Here's what needs to happen, says Jaideep Bansal from the Global Himalayan Expedition.
To make poverty history, it's time for a fundamental rethink of development should look like, says human development expert Selim Jahan. This means paying more attention to the less palpable features of progress.
Drones and satellites swirl overhead to monitor our forests. Computers churn out calculations of forest growth, while carbon markets ring up transactions. This is the backdrop to carbon credits that are financing forest conservation. But how do local people fit into this fast-evolving world of technology?
Environmentalists have long assumed there must be trade-offs between protecting the environment and securing social justice for local people. University of Connecticut's Prakash Kashwan explains how policymakers can achieve both.
The Smart Villages Initiative brings together key players—entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers, villagers, NGOs, financiers, civil society and development organisations, policymakers, and regulators—from the frontline of delivering off-grid energy for development ...
The Asean countries are at very different stages of economic growth. Members include a fully developed city state with nearly full national electricity coverage as well as several agrarian economies ...