From China’s ban on foreign waste imports to Vanuatu’s plan to take fossil fuel firms to court, this year saw countries toughen their national and foreign policies to tackle the world's biggest social and environmental problems.
Mahmoud Mohieldin and Sameh WahbaSilpa Kaza –
Globally, annual waste generation is set to increase by as much as 70% by 2050, even as the world population increases by less than half that. How can international institutions help countries develop the latest waste-management systems?
and Lauretta Burke –
WRI's Rubaina Rangwala writes about how the institute can help residents who live in risk-prone areas who are often left out of the planning and implementation process of climate-resilient infrastructure.
Achim Steiner and Maria Ramos –
Digitalisation has immense potential to advance finance in support of the Sustainable Development Goals, write the co-chairs of a new United Nations task force on digital financing.
Seventy years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we face one of the biggest challenges and injustices of all times. How can climate change solutions help tackle poverty and ensure rights for the most vulnerable communities?
Despite rising education levels, women account only for 25 per cent of India's work force. The lack of safe, affordable and efficient transportation options could be one reason why, writes Ola Cabs' Kasturi GVL.
Ashley Tan –
After two months of searching for sustainability solutions and a showdown between six finalists, the finale of The Liveability Challenge 2018 culminated in a proposal for biodegradable straws winning nearly a million dollars.