1.1 billion people around the world face immediate risks from lack of access to cooling, says a report from Sustainable Energy for All released at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development in New York City on Monday.
Cooling is crucial for a variety of often overlooked functions including safe 2050GDPHFCsRefrigerationSDGs Read More
"It is the absence of broad-based business activity, not its presence, which condemns much of humanity to suffering. Indeed, what is utopian is the notion that poverty can be overcome without the active engagement of business."
- Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General, 14 June 2005
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AYBALA ŞIMŞEK, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, ŞEKERBANK T.A.Ş., TURKEY
Despite a decade having passed since the global crisis, the world’s GDP growth has still not reached pre-crisis levels and the recovery in the term ahead of us is expected to remain at a limited level. Even Aybala ŞimşekG7G7 CharelvoixSDGsŞekerbankSustainable Finance Read More
The European Council has adopted a set of conclusions on climate diplomacy, highlighting the need for urgent implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change and the SDGs, and reiterating the EU’s commitment to climate action at all levels.
In its conclusions, the Council highlights the EU’s leadership role in “the COP24EUEuropean CouncilNDCsOne Planet SummitSDGs Read More
"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 DNVGLGlobal GoalsSDGsSpaceship EarthSustainiaUnited Nations Read More
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 caribbeanclimateclimate impactsdisasterGEFMexicoreslienceresourcesSDGs Read More
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, BacheletJeff OrlowskikigaliMobikenasaSaihanbaSDGsunep Read More
The new technology industrial revolution will provide a major boost to speed up climate action but only if business commits to it and governments back it with stable policy and new incentives, delegates at the COP23 Innovation Day said on Tuesday.
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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 paris agreementSDGsSendai FrameworkUNFCCC Read More
12 October 2017 – Recent devastating natural events – from hurricanes in the Caribbean to floods in South Asia and earthquakes in Mexico – have again shone a spotlight on the importance of efforts to reduce disaster risk, and how impossible it is to achieve global development goals without addressing Robert GlasserSDGsUNDP Read More