With just a month to go to the 2019 United Nations climate talks, protests over economic inequality and high living costs have forced Chile to withdraw as host country. If governments want to fight climate change and avoid social unrest, tackling inequality must be part of the equation, say observers.
There is nothing controversial about asking richer countries to cut their emissions and allowing poor countries to burn fossil fuels for their development needs until they reach middle-income status, researchers argue in a new study.
An international science body has criticised the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as being just another way governments label their existing projects, instead of being the platform for transformational change they promise to be.
Enrica Porcari –
In an age of receding multilateralism, the private sector and tech community must help ensure the 2030 Development Agenda stays on track, says the World Food Programme's Enrica Porcari.
Sara Lickel –
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?