The Philippines has secured $10 million in funding from the UN’s Green Climate Fund, its first under a scheme to provide financial assistance for adaptation and mitigation in countries vulnerable to climate change impacts.
The UN secretary-general has outlined the 'increased ambition and commitment' that the world needs from governments during the coming days of the COP25 UN climate change conference which opens in Madrid on Monday, calling for 'accountability, responsibility and leadership' to end the global climate crisis.
Angela Valenzuela and Luisa Naubauer Greta Thunberg –
After more than a year of grim scientific projections and growing activism, world leaders and the public alike are increasingly recognising the severity and urgency of the climate crisis. And yet nothing has been done.
Andrew Steer –
The Trump administration has started formally withdrawing the US from the Paris Agreement. But what gives me hope, is CEOs of Fortune 500 companies urging Congress to enact bipartisan climate legislation aligned with the Paris goals.
Recently at the United Nations, Greta Thunberg berated world leaders for not doing enough to address the climate crisis. Will world leaders change their ways by the Glasgow climate conference next year? Frank Rijsberman of the Global Green Growth Institute shares his reflections on this year's UN Climate Summit.
Asia’s poorly regulated urban growth impacts the economy and the environment, putting pressure on public spaces, transportation, garbage disposal, and air pollution. Self-contained, self-sufficient urban communities can solve the chaos.
The power of frontline health workers to improve global health has been proven time and again. Yet the world continues to underestimate their capabilities and contributions, with severe consequences for them and the communities they serve.
Annika Mock –
Eminent speakers and thousands of attendees discussed strategies for a resource-efficient future at Ecosperity Week 2019. As they heard about the science of global warming, delegates were called upon to be part of the solution.
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 ...