Sustainable Development

EU’s top court: Trade deals must be ratified at national level

Brussels must involve national and regional parliaments in the ratification of trade agreements that include investment protection, the EU’s highest …

Brexit

ECA, UNDP, Web Foundation and the Open Data for Development Network Unveil Inaugural Africa Data Revolution Report

Addis Ababa — The African Centre for Statistics at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the United Nations Development Programme, the World Wide …

Big Data

Putting Sustainable Development Under a Microscope

Even in countries that have made a lot of progress, measuring sustainable development at the neighborhood level exposes the inequality within cities.<p>With the world’s population growing fast, and at least two-thirds of all people projected to live in urban areas by 2050, there’s more attention than …

Cities

Will economic illiteracy trigger a trade war?

AFTER US President Donald Trump took office, he and his commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, continue to commit an economic fallacy that first-year …

Economics

‘We need transformative sustainable innovation’

At the Women Economic Forum 2017, where women from different spheres came to discuss issues of women empowerment and gender parity, sustainable …

Sustainability

Goal 9 targets

UNDP support to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development<p>There is an imperative today to foster sustainable development. A …

Sustainability

Your Vote Could Help Make B.C. A World Leader In Sustainability

No poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being. Worthy causes, but unattainable aspirations at first glance. What is the meaning of the United …

Sustainability

Belt, Road can steer globalization: UN

The upcoming Belt and Road Forum of International Cooperation is a major world event that will send a strong message to the international community …

China

Watch live: Industry Info Day

Follow the EOEP-5 Block 4 Industry Info Day via live webstream from ESA in Italy on 12 May.<p>The conference brings together representatives from …

Sustainability

Accurate occupational data vital to save lives

“Reliable OSH data is indispensable for the detection of new hazards and emerging risks,” said ILO Director General Guy Ryder in a statement today, …

Kyrgyzstan

A Lack of Clear Boundaries Impedes Sustainable Development in Indonesia

Laurensius Lani’s footsteps can be heard at dawn alongside the traditional <i>honay</i> thatched-roof houses of the Baliem Valley, here in the archipelago …

Indonesia

Millions of Colombians at risk to climate change: minister

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Climate change has put nearly 12 million Colombians at risk from natural disasters like flooding and landslides, which could kill hundreds and cause serious infrastructure damage, the environment minister said on Tuesday.<p>Recent heavy rains have endangered residents in dozens of …

Climate

'Sustainable tourism' is not working – here's how we can change that

This year is the United Nations’ International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. UN World Tourism Organisation Secretary-General Taleb …

Tourism

US companies rank miserably low on the UN’s new corporate responsibility rankings

When it comes to the UN’s sustainable development goals, Apple just thinks different.<p>The iPhone-manufacturing behemoth ranks among the worst of the world’s richest public companies in recognizing sustainable-development themes in its corporate annual reports, according to a new analysis of 100 top …

Sustainability

Message from the Director of the World Heritage Centre on International Day for Monuments and Sites

The 2017 International Day for Monuments and Sites is dedicated to the theme “Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism”, chosen in relation to the …

Tourism

If Budgets Could Speak Sustainable Development

by Suren Poghosyan, Governance and Public Finance Specialist, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub<p>Nepal - faced with multiple challenges of poverty, climate …

Sustainability

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 …

Geography

'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

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

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

China

Busting Donald Trump’s climate fantasies

LEGEND holds that King Canute brought his flatterers to the sea to show them that even a king could not command the ocean waves, that the laws of …

Climate

Climate change isn’t fair

Justice is key to protecting the global commons for future generations<p>In the face of the existential threat of climate change, the task of protecting future generations must start with ensuring fairness and equality in the current one. We are living through deeply troubling times – anxious about …

Climate

The Conservation Group That’s Working to End Shark Fin Sales and Distribution in the UK by 2023

<b>By Dominique Maingot</b><p><b></b>It is estimated that over 100 million sharks are killed each year by unsustainable fishing methods, some leading to their entanglement in nets as bycatch or the direct targeting of their fins. Despite the EU’s passing of a regional agreement on shark conservation and management …

Sustainability

Rwanda: Researchers Confirm Some Plants Clean Pollutants, Fix Nutrients in Wetlands

(File photo).<p>Research has found that at least seven species of natural plants in wetlands need to be protected because they are able to clean and …

Ecology

Nation to stick to green goals: UN envoy Liu

China reiterated that it will implement the Paris Agreement and fulfill its international obligations, working with the rest of the international …

Climate

How Recycled Water Could Revolutionise Sustainable Development

Tamara Avellán, <i>United Nations University</i><p>By 2025, absolute water scarcity will be a daily reality for an estimated 1.8 billion people.<p>In a world where vital resources are increasingly scarce, nations cannot afford to flush them down the drain. But that is exactly what we do. After we use water in …

Sustainability

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

Building India's Villages To Drive A Sustainable Future

India predominantly remains an agrarian country and there is a considerable populace spread across the breadth and width of India's small villages …

Sustainability

Development 2050 - Poised to Create Disruption through Sustainability in the Construction Industry

Development 2050, in collaboration with social partner Save Aravali Trust, has taken many project initiatives of sustainable development in public …

Sustainability