Sustainable Development

March 17, 2019

CAN THE RIGHT KIND OF URBAN PLANNING REDUCE CLIMATE CHANGE?

Many of us agree on that rapid urbanization increases climate risk and makes huge populations vulnerable to the effects of the climate change. However, instead of […]
March 13, 2019

Multimedia and Multilingual: Communications at the United Nations

Sharing content across news platforms, through social media and in campaigns designed to raise awareness about common concerns and shared values, the United Nations Department of […]
March 4, 2019

Trinity joins newly launched European University

Trinity College Dublin has joined a newly launched European University today.  Together with  four other  prestigious universities, including the University of Barcelona, Utrecht University, the University […]
February 27, 2019

Housing Matters podcast: Can real estate market be taxed into submission?

Finance Minister Carole James and Premier John Horgan smile before delivering the budget speech at the legislature in Victoria on Feb. 19, 2019. CHAD HIPOLITO / THE CANADIAN […]
February 14, 2019

Death rates from traffic accidents are higher in Africa than anywhere else

Sub-Saharan Africa is the global capital for road traffic deaths. Indeed, there has been no progress in reducing the number of deaths from road traffic incidents […]
February 14, 2019

Food safety on the table at world conference

“We estimate that each year, nearly one person in 10 falls sick after eating contaminated food,” said Kazuaki Miyagishima, who heads the World Health Organization (WHO) […]
February 14, 2019

Pig pens power a solution to climate change in Viet Nam

Trin Gim, Ung Hoa District, South of Hanoi. Photo: UN Environment/Annette Wallgren When Trin Gim first started her biogas digester business, she raised many eyebrows. In […]
February 14, 2019

In Focus: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

On 11 February, the United Nations, partners worldwide, women and girls will mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Why does it matter? Recent […]
January 31, 2019

Sustainable Digital Ecosystem Summit

Lebanon’s first Sustainable Digital Ecosystem Summit marked a new phase for Digital Transformation in Lebanon Under the patronage of H.E. Mr. Saad Hariri, represented by H.E. […]
January 27, 2019

Batteries can power sustainable development. Here’s how

Electric vehicles are driving the current surge in demand for batteries There is a growing need for mobility – worldwide. By 2025, there will be approximately […]
January 27, 2019

How the digital finance revolution can drive sustainable development

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner at the launch of Task Force on Digital Financing. Photo UNDP/Agha This week in Davos brings together leading thinkers on a range […]
January 26, 2019

Smart agriculture in action

UN Environment and partners are working in Africa to boost agricultural production, create jobs, and counter climate unpredictability. In Ngoulemakong commune in Cameroon’s Sud Province, solar […]
January 21, 2019

Businesses must ensure a liveable and sustainable planet, not just focus on profits: Ho Ching

Temasek Holdings CEO Ho Ching speaking at the St Gallen Symposium on Jan 19, 2019. SINGAPORE: While businesses pursue profits and financial returns, they must invest […]
January 21, 2019

Satellites could revolutionize the way governments monitor rural development

In many countries, national well-being is often monitored through on-the-ground household surveys, but new technology could change that. Spatial data from satellites are now fine-scale enough […]
January 21, 2019

TISS to micro plan human development goals

 TISS TISS is expected to complete its assignment in nine months The state government has roped in Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) as a consultant to […]
January 21, 2019

Nestle ditching plastic straws, water bottles to reduce plastic waste

Nestle, the world’s largest packaged food company, is on a mission to reduce plastic waste. This week, the Swiss group announced they will be dropping plastic […]
January 20, 2019

3 ways the annual meeting in Davos is turning more sustainable

A worker removes snow from the roof of a building as part of preparations for this year’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Hosting an event constitutes […]
January 13, 2019

Lessons from China on large-scale landscape restoration

In the 1980s, the hilly Qianyanzhou region in Jiangxi Province, southern China, faced severe soil erosion due to deforestation and unsustainable farming practices. Fertile red soil […]
January 11, 2019

It’s time wealth – not poverty – dictates Africa’s development

Time to end dependence on foreign funding? Image: REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye If every African with the means contributed a dollar a month for a year to pool […]
January 5, 2019

Growing food in the Algerian desert

Around refugee camps in Western Algeria, the soil does not allow for traditional agriculture. Photo: WFP/Heidi Haugen As the Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development […]