Sustainable Development

Six megatrends that could alter the course of sustainable development

As the world works to achieve the sustainable development goals, a recent UN report identifies six issues that challenge ambitious targets<p>We are approaching two years into implementing the ambitious 2030 Agenda – a historic agreement to end poverty, combat inequalities, promote peaceful and …

Sustainability

'Good' cholesterol levels reduced with high air pollution exposure

A wealth of studies have suggested a link between exposure to air pollution and a greater risk of cardiovascular disease. New research suggests that …

Health Information

Lab notes: Vitamin B can help the body fight off effects of air pollution

Evidence that vitamin B might reduce effect of PM2.5 on cardiac dysfunction and inflammation.<p>As cities around the world witness unprecedented levels …

Vitamin B

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday : newsday.co.tt :

Growing from STEM<p>Thursday, April 13 2017<p><b>The World Economic Forum (WER) suggested some time ago that the world is on the cusp of a Fourth Industrial</b> …

Trinidad and Tobago

China's Belt and Road Initiative can contribute to global development agenda: UN

UNITED NATIONS — China's Belt and Road Initiative can contribute to the implementation of a United Nations (UN) facilitated sustainable development …

China

Which countries are achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals fastest?

Andrea Willige, Formative Content<p>The ultimate aim of the Sustainable Development Goals, which replaced the Millennium Development Goals in 2015, is …

Sustainability

What Will it Take to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?

World leaders unanimously approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that …

Sustainability

Colorful Pollution Mask For Kids Highlights Bleak Environmental Reality

The Woobi mask, launching in China, is easy for kids to use themselves

Pollution

How The IoT And Smart Cities Can Help Meet Sustainable Development Goals

By 2050, more than six billion people worldwide will live in cities, creating sustainability challenges on a huge scale. Many cities are already overcrowded, leading to transport and traffic congestion, and a strain on resources such as water, energy, and safe housing. This is a key challenge for …

Cities

A london based start-up is developing a device that will limit air pollution

A London-based tech start-up is developing a secretive tool designed to limit the impact of air pollution in major cities.<p>Husband-and-wife team Jamie …

Lifestyle

The ‘World’s First’ Ink That Is Made Out Of Air Pollution

<b>Most people</b> would be hard-pressed to see a bright side to air pollution, but the innovative people at Graviky Labs has managed to do something good …

Air Pollution

Stop polluting the planet in name of development

Last November, the United Nations Climate Change Conference was held in Marrakesh, Morocco. Participants from all over the world came together to …

Climate Change

Angelina Jolie's film on Khmer Rouge

Angelina Jolie hopes her new film about Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge will help educate the world about the brutality of the 1970s regime and shed a …

Angelina Jolie

Not sure about data in foreign reports on air pollution deaths: Environment Minister

Written by Amitabh Sinha | New Delhi |<p>Dave said he was happy that air pollution in India was getting attention but it was “difficult to say whether a …

Environment

Germany seeks to boost climate and development on G20 agenda

The Trump administration may steal the limelight at all the international top-level meetings. But behind the scenes, the international community is pressing on regardless - and climate action is gathering momentum<p>When the foreign ministers of the world's 20 key economies meet to tackle the …

Sustainability

Pant by numbers: the cities with the most dangerous air – listed

We’ve broken down the data on dangerous PM2.5 particles, and listed them region by region – to reveal the cities with the worst air in Europe, the US, Africa, Asia and more<p>Suffocating planet: urban air pollution around the world today – live<p>Billions of people in cities around the world are exposed …

Cities

Drivers Of Change Social Inclusion And Sustainable Development Summit And Awards Gala Dinner In Partnership With Mail Guardian

Drivers Of Change Social Inclusion And Sustainable Development Summit And Awards Gala Dinner Presented by Southern Africa Trust In Partnership With …

News (South Africa)

Peace And Development. Not Just In Words, But In Practice

Sustaining peace is understood as a goal and a process to building a common vision of a society, ensuring that the needs of all segments of the population are taken into account. In a dual resolution on the UN peacebuilding architecture adopted on 27 April 2016, the Security Council (2282) and the …

Sustainability

China must lead the world on climate change

Xi Jinping’s Davos speech showed promising signs

China

World's economic model deeply flawed: Study

Terming the current economic model of the world "deeply flawed", a new study today said sustainable business plans can open up economic opportunities …

Economics

World 'could enjoy utopian future' with sustainable development

It is an unremittingly bleak vision of the future: over the next decade the world’s economy stagnates, fossil fuels ramp up global warming and the …

Sustainability

Poetry that cleans the air? This poem removed two tons of air pollution

A revolutionary air-cleansing poem <i>In Praise of Air</i> has removed more than two tons of air pollution. This is part of a project, produced by scientists …

Sustainability

London has breached its annual air pollution limit for 2017 in five days

London leads the world in many things. Sadly, pollution is one of them, as the city breached its yearly air pollution limits just five days into 2017.<p>…

London

Smog in New York City could be affecting the stock market, new research says

High levels of "fine particulate matter" (PM2.5) in the air — such as in haze or smog — can lower the stock market, a research team at Columbia University has found.<p>When particle pollution rises, the market goes down by small but measurable amounts, says team leader Matthew Neidell, an associate …

Business

What do we have to do to make people care about sustainability?

The Shelton Group is a consultancy that focuses on “the sustainability arena – with an emphasis on energy and the environment” and has been on …

Sustainability

Helen Clark: Lecture at Kwansei Gakuin University “Challenges and Opportunities in Implementing the New Global Agendas”

<b>Dec 15, 2016</b><p>2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its seventeen Sustainable Development Goals seek to eradicate poverty in all its forms, and …

Sustainability

Cowboys renew contract with PepsiCo, expand branding

The Dallas Cowboys know all about branding.<p>So does PepsiCo.<p>On Thursday, they announced a multi-year renewal of its snack and beverage contract, …

Dallas Cowboys

Sustainable and peaceful management of water resources in the Sahel Region, solution for the development of Africa

The international conference on the hydrology of watersheds of wide African rivers of the network “FRIEND_AOC (Flow Regimes from International …

Water

Air Pollution Leads To Crackdown On Cars In Paris

A week of high pollution levels has brought unprecedented restrictions on driving. The Paris mayor is making public transportation free in an effort to reduce the pollution particles in the air.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>In Paris, a week of high pollution levels have prompted officials to crack …

Environment

Agenda for Sustainable Development: What are the EU’s ambitions?

How the EU intends to respond to global challenges and reform its own policies under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development remains tellingly …

Sustainability