The next G20 Summit Meeting of heads of state will be held in Rome on Oct. 30 and 31, 2021, under the Italian G20 Presidency. The agenda, with the title “People, Planet, Prosperity”, addresses major obstacles to achieving a sustainable

April 2021 was a big month for climate summits, a new physics particle, the “muon”, was probably identified, a drone flew around Mars and a robot produced oxygen on the red planet. U.S. President Biden successfully pulled off a two-day

Editor’s Note: In fighting climate change and seeking to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals, data plays a key role in shaping effective policies. But care must be taken not to take statistics out of context, lest we end up

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

This is the second article in the series “Our Sustainable Future”. The first article is here. The author is a filmmaker who lives in the U.K. and she records for us how she became a “conscious consumer”, with a new

How Enactus Aryabhatta, a team of young entrepreneurs in India, is accelerating the achievement of the SDGs. Are the SDGs attainable? Many people ask. It’s easy to let the seemingly slow progress of SDG implementation discourage us from taking action. Yes, 2030

At a time when the world, battered by COVID-19, is watching with dismay the rocky transition from Trump to President-Elect Biden, a group of 17 world scientists reminds us that maybe all our worries are futile. What is at risk

COVID-19 continues to sweep across the world, and has now spread from the developed world to the global South. With rural populations making up three-quarters of the world’s poor, the impact of the pandemic will inevitably be most devastating in developing

Today, 14 October, something special happened at the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair: The SDG Publishers Compact was launched (SDG stands for Sustainable Development Goals). This is important first of all because of the venue: The Frankfurt Book Fair is the

SERIES TITLE: Pipe dream or achievable vision: How can we deliver on the 2030 Agenda? The 2030 Agenda foresees a bright future for humanity, one in which everyone enjoys peace and prosperity on a bountiful planet. But, with nationalism, populism and

The Sustainable Development Goals need to include One Health​. And here is why.  First, let’s take a step back and consider how the SDGs emerged, with their adoption by the UN General Assembly in 2015. They represented a herculean effort by

The evidence is in: Global banks don’t fight climate change, they support climate disaster. Despite the warnings coming from scientists on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), they continue to invest in the fossil fuels industry. Yet warnings have

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