Sustainable Development Goals

This Map Shows Commuting Times Across The Entire Planet

A new map reveals how long it takes to get to the world’s cities–an important indicator for the economic health of any community.<p>Despite the fact that incredibly fast adoption of cell phones and internet access are helping close the gap of inequality and poverty, it’s not enough. The United …

Maps

A Woman With A Plan for our Planet Because There’s No Planet B

Most of us feel overwhelmed by how much seems wrong in the world. Our media feeds are exploding with images of violence, pain and loss. We …

Arianna Huffington

A bloody start to 2018 in Syria; Over 30 children killed in two weeks

Migration, sustaining peace and development are among the priorities of the United Nations General Assembly for the remainder of the current session …

Indigenous Peoples

Nigeria:Nigeria Largest Shareholder in AfDB With $6 Billion Portfolio - Official

(Photo: The Guardian)The Nigeria Country Director of African Development Bank (AfDB), Ebrima Faai, says Nigeria is the bank's largest shareholder …

Muhammadu Buhari

NCCF Co-develops India's Forest Management Certification

Standard in Association with Ministries, Forest Departments, Industry and NGOs (Attn.editors: The following press release comes to you under an …

India

'Trump slump' continues as Spain set to replace US as second most popular country for tourists

Spain “is expected” to replace the United States as the second most popular country in terms of tourist numbers, according to the World Tourism …

Mariano Rajoy

The first problem with getting women to stand for local election? They fear they might win

It’s surprisingly tough to get ordinary, busy London women to say “yes, I’ll give it a go, I’ll stand for election to the council.”<p>“Political …

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

European Tourism Had One of Its Best Years While U.S. Had One of Its Worst

After economic shocks and terrorist attacks roiled Europe in 2016, international visitor arrivals made a notable comeback in 2017, making it the …

Economy

Those who focus on New Labour in Gordon Brown’s memoir neglect his international legacy

The former Prime Minister’s book is a reminder we should not be complacent about Britain’s commitment to international development.<p>You may have …

Geography

Life made simpler and sustainable among vulnerable communities in Colombia

pacto-planeta-colombia-c-pacto_planeta.png © Pacto Planeta15 January 2018Fishermen who make their living from the Cauca River in the south of …

Sustainability

Environment policies to watch this year

<b>BREXIT AND THE UK’S NEW GREEN WATCHDOG:</b> Amid fears that Brexit could soften British resolve on environmental regulations, the U.K. government will …

Sustainability

State of sustainable development

Countries everywhere are taking steps to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals . This set of 17 goals sets the course to transform our world by …

New Map Shows How Long It Takes People Around the World to Travel to the Nearest City

Our world is rapidly urbanizing, with a little over half the world's population living in an urban setting as of 2015. It's a rapid rise from the mid-20th century, when only 30% of the world called a city their home. And, interestingly, even those who don't live directly within a bustling city find …

OpenStreetMap

18 Disruptive Technology Trends For 2018

Over the coming year, what will be the most important developments in disruptive technology?<p>When we think about technology, we often think about …

Innovation

A global map of travel time to cities to assess inequalities in accessibility in 2015

Altmetric: 339<p>More detail<p>Letter<p>D. J. Weiss<br>• , A. Nelson<br>• , H. S. Gibson<br>• , W. Temperley<br>• , S. Peedell<br>• , A. Lieber<br>• , M. Hancher<br>• , E. Poyart<br>• , S. Belchior<br>• , N. …

Science

Want Your Big Bet to Pay Off? Don’t Forget About Government Capacity

In the Chinese zodiac, 2017 was the Year of the Rooster. But in US philanthropic circles, it was the Year of the “Big Bet” and “Systems Change” …

Philanthropy

UN Environment, WHO to jointly curb environmental health risks

New Delhi, Jan 10 (PTI) UN Environment and WHO today agreed to a new collaboration to accelerate action to curb environmental health risks that cause …

Climate

Why It’s Time For Men to Step Up For Women Too

I am not a masochist, and clearly as a singer in a rock ‘n’ roll band I prefer the roar of the stadium’s affection to the whistles and boos of …

Emotions

Sweden is so crazy about startups that even the Church is joining the hunt for ‘the next Spotify’

Gunnela Hahn works for the Church of Sweden's responsible investment unit.Aktuell Hållbarhet // Bertil Ericson / TT<p><b>The Church of Sweden is the LP in a newly launched, $60 million seed stage venture capital fund called Luminar Ventures.</b><p><b>Although its the first time the Church invests in startups - and</b> …

Venture Capital

How Ireland can influence the world

We should place food and nutrition at the heart of our foreign policy<p>about 4 hours ago<p>Irish Ambassadors from around the globe will meet in Dublin …

News (Ireland)

Teachers Share 7 Strategies for Globalizing U.S. Schools

With an estimated 23 million U.S. jobs being tied in some way to international trade, the economic case for promoting students’ global competencies—the skills needed to appreciate and interact effectively with people from other cultures—has never been more clear. But how can American schools do …

U.S. Department of State

Aligned Intermediary: Solving The Funding Conundrum

There are a growing number of investment opportunities for companies and projects developing innovative solutions to environmental and social problems. Capital in support of such initiatives, however, has not been forthcoming at sufficient scale. This is an example of a “market failure.” One remedy …

Venture Capital

Restoring Social Cohesion: A Project For 2018 And Beyond

Michael Higgins<p>Addressing the changes and the fracture in the relationship between the citizen and society has been a matter of great importance for …

Economics

What We Want for 2018: The Biggest Movement Leaders Envision the Changes Ahead

Across the globe, 2017 brought us to new lows. Yet, even as crisis after crisis shook us to the ground, they also inspired many to rise up and take …

Black Lives Matter

Here's an optimistic, forward-looking 'year in review' for 2018

It's up to the corporate world to help make these dreamed-for accomplishments a reality.

Sustainable Business

Blockchain could solve the next global humanitarian crisis

When one talks about blockchain, the focus is usually on the technological side or on how to apply it to business. Less common, however, is to hear about it in the context of, for example, delivering aid, assisting refugees or helping to achieve one of the Sustainable Development Goals.<p>While …

Bitcoin

This New Blockchain Protocol Wants To Create Accountability For Social Impact

The Ixo Foundation’s “proof of impact” protocol wants to give investors knowledge that their money is working–and save organizations time and money in evaluating if their programs are working.<p>As philanthropists and impact investors pour money into social and environmentally-focused businesses and …

Bitcoin

Education is the kindling of a flame: How to reinvent the 21st-century university

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” This quote from Plutarch is as true today as it was two thousand years ago. Still, the misconception of education as a vessel-filling activity remains. In this column, I outline an idea that could reshape our universities while …

Innovation

The World’s Largest Lesson: Global Goals Activities

I have a strong belief that education should assist learners in developing the desire and skills for global stewardship. I discussed this in my post,<i></i> …

The job stats facing SA’s matric class of 2017

Non-governmental organisation Equal Education (EE) has cautioned the matric class of 2017 that many will grapple with joblessness despite their …

Economy