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10 business opportunities to get the U.N. Global Goals back on track

"Behind every global risk there’s an opportunity." That has been the mantra of the Global Opportunity Report since we at Sustainia launched the project in 2014, in partnership with DNV GL and the United Nations Global Compact. As a counterpart to World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report, which outlines the world’s

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UN Says Unprecedented Coordination Needed to Tackle Climate and Disaster Risks

Unprecedented levels of coordination are needed to face the combined challenges of rising global greenhouse gas emissions, weather-related disasters, and achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. This is the key finding of a UN report summing up the views of experts who gathered in Bonn, Germany, to discuss how countries can

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Inspirational environmental leaders from Chile, China and United States win UN’s top environmental honour

Nairobi, 5 December 2017 – Six inspirational environmental leaders today received the United Nations' highest environmental honour, the Champions of the Earth award, during the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya. President of Chile Michelle Bachelet, Paul A. Newman and his team at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, American filmmaker Jeff Orlowski,

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Progress on Assessing Adaptation at the Global Level is Needed to Meet Paris Goals

Bonn, 8 November 2017 – Progress needs to be made towards assessing adaptation at the global level to meet the requirements of the Paris Agreement, according to a new UN assessment. The Paris Agreement established the global goal on adaptation of enhancing adaptive capacity, strengthening resilience and reducing vulnerability to climate change, with a

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UN Assembly President – water and sanitation goals need ‘major push

Encouraging global action to support clean water and sanitation, United Nations General Assembly President Peter Thomson today underscored that when it comes to the environment, everything is connected. “None should imagine that the state of sanitation and coral reefs are anything but directly connected,” Mr. Thomson said, delivering the keynote address

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