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1. No poverty

1. No poverty

While extreme poverty has eased considerably since 1990, pockets of the worst forms of poverty persist. Ending poverty requires universal social protection systems aimed at safeguarding all individuals throughout the life cycle. It also requires targeted measures to reduce vulnerability to disasters and to address specific underserved geographic areas within each country.

Read our stories to learn more about SDG Goal 1: No poverty

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News

Child Labour_Bangladesh
A growing flood of Bangladeshi children are seeing their education end permanently as they flee climate impacts for urban slums.
Solar_India
Several women from these villages have come forward to start small-scale machine-based rural enterprises that run on solar energy.
vietnam farmers
The number of people living on under US$1.90 a day has risen for the second year in a row. Inequality could worsen across generations as retrenched workers stagnate and opportunities for the poor continue to slip away.
Stephan Ulrich, International Labour Organization
Ulrich takes on a new position running a global programme to tackle the causes of low work productivity in developing countries at the United Nations agency.
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Opinion

Janet Yellen_World Bank Group 2022
International cooperation to finance a "sustainable development recovery" has gained new urgency. But multilateral cooperation continues to be paralysed by complacency, petty rivalries and inward-looking nationalism.
aerial view of deforested plot in amazon
To embrace sustainable forestry, residents of rural communities must view it as a reliable source of stable income. Government institutions could reduce economic uncertainty through legislation and incentives.
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Food & Agriculture

Ending hunger sustainably

Saving the planet does not have to come at the expense of feeding the poor, and vice versa. If governments can implement a series of relatively low-cost initiatives with private-sector support, the world can still wipe out global hunger by 2030 without jeopardising the fight against climate change.
rice farm bangladesh
Transnational agribusiness firms are contributing to a growing global hunger crisis, causing widespread environmental damage, and threatening people’s health. By also capturing the United Nations Food Systems Summit, they have restricted the meeting's agenda to solutions that will further inflate corporate profits.
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Videos

Daughter Riri Damayanti (left) and her father Syamsul Bahri (right) are colleagues at a palm oil company in South Sumatra.
EB Studio What has been the effect of this agribusiness company's dual-income policy on the households of its Indonesian workers?
migrant fishermen fishing southeast asia
On International Human Rights Day, Greenpeace releases shocking testimonies from Southeast Asian migrants working on board foreign fishing vessels, plying the remote waters to meet Asia's surging demand for seafood.
manila bay with boats
The Philippine government has begun the process of relocating more than 200,000 families living along waterways to restore Manila Bay, the main body of water in the capital.
toto in Varanasi
With a vision to end the drudgery of manual rickshaw pulling, social enterprise SMV Green is also helping restore clean air in one of India's most polluted cities through electric rickshaws.
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Podcasts

Layman albatross
EB Studio Eco-Business talks to 'Aulani Wilhelm of Conservation International about why a plan to protect the ocean is critical, and why it might just work.
WEF China
The World Economic Forum – best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos since 1971 – has been a dynamic platform bringing together the best in business, politics and society to shape global industry agendas. How is WEF helping to shape China’s economic goals alongside its environmental and societal priorities?
Vegan food
Humanity and the planet are suffering from a serious case of food poisoning. Eco-Business spoke to Brent Loken, WWF's global lead food scientist, about how changes to our diet can help fix our broken food system, and restore our health and the planet's strained ecosystems.
coal mining aus
EB Studio Mining can come at great environmental cost, but is necessary to fuel the energy transition. Michael Salvatico from Trucost tells the Eco-Business podcast about the risk and opportunity confronting Australia's mining sector — and what it could mean for Asia Pacific.
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