People migrate to cities for opportunities, and the unit cost of supplying electricity, food and other services in a dense, compact and well-planned city is lower than in the countryside, said Singapore's Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan.
The construction of the Pan Borneo Highway in the Malaysian state of Sabah could disrupt the connections between wildlife populations and appears to run counter to the state’s conservation commitments, a new study has found.
Joshua Conrad Jackson
and Michele Gelfand –
Some view a retreat from democracy and the escalating effects of climate change as an unfortunate coincidence. But a new study shows that the two trends may be more closely related than we think.
Frank Bainimarama and Andrew Holness –
Small island states such as Fiji and Jamaica are using innovative approaches to tackle the existential threat posed by climate change. Developed countries must do more to help them and other islands—including by leading the global effort to mobilise climate finance.
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.