Sustainable Development

February 9, 2017

Financial Institutions Worth $6.6 Trillion Set Standards for Financing Sustainable Development

19 banks and investors, totalling $6.6 trillion in assets set new criteria for sustainable financial instruments An estimated $5 to 7 trillion a year is needed […]
February 9, 2017

Don’t Call It Wheat: An Environmentally Friendly Grain Takes Root

Green tips of of a newly developed grain called Salish Blue are poking through older, dead stalks in Washington’s Skagit Valley. Eilís O’Neill/KUOW/EarthFix Colin Curwen-McAdams opens […]
February 9, 2017

Italy Lays Out Roadmap for Increasing Flows of Sustainable Finance

The issuance of green bonds in 2016 rose to US$81 billion, almost double 2015 levels. Italy faces a strategic opportunity to harness its financial system for […]
September 19, 2016

IUCN Congress Boosts Support for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

Key decisions boosting support for Indigenous peoples’ rights have been adopted by IUCN State, government and civil society members today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress […]
September 19, 2016

Cure for Cancer Might Accidentally Have Been Found, and it Could Be Malaria

By attaching malaria proteins to cancer cells, tumours could be burrowed into and then destroyed — and it seems to be effective on 90 per cent […]
September 19, 2016

New Research is Revealing that Even Small Amounts of Physical Activity Trigger Dozens of Beneficial Changes in the Body

You probably have a vague sense that exercise is good for you—and you’ve probably heard that it’s “healthy for the heart.” But if you’re like most […]
September 19, 2016

Gender Gap Costs sub-Saharan Africa $US95 Billion a Year: New UNDP Report

If development is not engendered, it is endangered Gender inequality is costing sub-Saharan Africa on average $US95 billion a year, peaking at US$105 billion in 2014– […]
September 19, 2016

Top 12 Ways World Can End Hunger, Stem Environmental Damage from Food Systems

Latest IRP report lists 12 ways to use natural resources more efficiently, improve human health and reduce the environmental damage caused by food systems A major […]