The low-lying island-state has opened a seed bank, boosted food security and is beefing up its drainage and infrastructure. But there’s more it can do to tackle the existential threat of climate change, experts say.
Moha Ennaji –
Born of antiquated patriarchal traditions and sustained by ignorance, poverty, and socioeconomic inequality, child marriage remains widespread. Not only is that a gross violation of girls' human rights; it also rules out achieving several of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Danilo Ignacio –
Alongside Greta Thunberg, who recently delivered a powerful address at the United Nations Climate Summit, a generation of young change makers are taking matters into their own hands and offering solutions to the climate crisis.
Katja Iversen –
If governments are serious about universal health coverage, they must commit to building and funding comprehensive health-care systems that work for all people, including girls and women. The result will be a healthier, wealthier, and more equal world.
By distracting from real imperatives, unfeasible solutions to climate change, such as geoengineering, allow the climate crisis to continue to escalate, disproportionately affecting those who have contributed the least to the problem. The truth is that no technological silver bullet can save us from ourselves.
The United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals imply that there is no longer any need to reduce global population growth, even though it is a serious problem that undermines most of the SDG targets. By adding a further SDG aimed at slowing the increase in population, the world could yet save the UN’s 2030 Agenda.
The circular economy promises many benefits, not least reducing the carbon footprint of various major industries such as food, energy, waste and water. However, it is no silver bullet for sustainability, writes WRI's Kevin Moss.
Zafirah Zein –
We're screwed, claims a government parody ad, as politicians drag their heels on climate change. Taking a shot at the Australian government, the video exposes the absurdity of longstanding political inaction to address the climate crisis and puts out a not-so-subtle call for collective action.
Zafirah Zein –
Narrated by renowned environmentalist David Attenborough, Netflix's latest documentary series is a stunning insight into the world of animals and an urgent plea to protect their fast disappearing habitats.