At the Asia Clean Energy Forum in Manila yesterday, Asian Development Bank president Takehiko Nakao said it could not rule out funding coal power as there is 'no other option' for some countries in Asia. Protesters outside the event called on ADB to draw up a time-bound phase-out plan for coal financing.
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Increasingly destructive natural disasters, geopolitical shifts, and glaring inequalities have forced the international community to acknowledge that existing frameworks for addressing global issues collectively are in need of an overhaul. In fact, this may be the world's last chance to get serious about sustainable development.
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With the rise of nationalism, multilateralism and global cooperation are under increasing threat, posing a serious risk to future prosperity. Business and finance leaders need to make the Sustainable Development Goals a priority if they want to combat current threats and create positive global impact.
Left to themselves, financial markets can create outcomes that are lean and mean, but not always green or inclusive. Charting a course for sustainable finance takes courage and vision, writes the United Nations' Steven Stone.
Suggestions by delegates at the World Bank's recent Innovate4Climate event in Singapore included: Supporting developing countries in their efforts to conserve the forests, and launching more incubators for climate-friendly solutions.
Worldwide, 100 million families are stuck in a cycle of poverty and disease because of the lack of access to clean water. What would it take to slake humanity's thirst for water in a sustainable way?
Dutch manufacturing company AkzoNobel and sustainability media firm Eco-Business held the inaugural Cities:Possibilities forum on 8 November 2016. Read this outcome report for highlights from this insightful dialogue.
New research by Corporate Citizenship reveals that although business awareness of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals has increased in the past year, tangible action to address the Global Goals ...
Access to affordable modern energy services may not be a Millennium Development Goal (MDG) but without it, sustainable development, indeed the MDGs themselves, cannot be achieved. Yet energy access remains ...