The first day of the ICLEI World Congress 2021-2022 closed with a discussion on “Equitably Shaping Our Sustainable Urban Future.” Representatives from local governments from around the world shared their experiences through ongoing initiatives to create an equitable sustainable development

Museums, such as the Louvre and the British Museum, because of COVID19, started collaborating with VR and 3D printing startups to make their exhibitions digitally accessible. As a result of that, startups indirectly prompted sustainability in museums by providing alternative

Liberal democracies are increasingly under fire from the world’s two autocratic giants, Russia and China, and policy responses from Western governments appear oddly uncoordinated - at least for now. Let me count the ways: In the past few days, Russia

Editor’s Note: Ever since Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals were agreed to by the UN General Assembly in 2015, there has been an oft-repeated “transformative promise” underpinning all the other goals: Leave no one behind (LNOB). And it

Scientific innovation is rapidly advancing in one direction; key elements of human behavioral response are going in the opposite direction. Old and now new segments of populations unwilling to get vaccinated are expanding. We used to have anti-vaxxers a.k.a. anti-vac

We often hear how Brazil’s deforestation crisis threatens its major ecosystems and the people who live in them. That’s an undeniable truth. But, even as the country lost 2.7 million hectares (6.6 million acres) of tree cover in 2019 alone, regenerating forests

New World Bank/FAO Report Looks at Urban Food Systems Governance Evolving food preferences, rising malnutrition, public health concerns, rapid urbanization, climate change and crises like COVID-19 are shifting how countries think about food systems. With over two-thirds of the world’s population destined

Violence against women creates significant barriers for women aspiring for political office, says UN Women. It’s critical to reform and fully implement laws to prevent and stop violence against women in politics. As an indigenous women’s rights activist in southern Mexico, Elisa

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