15 Asian and Oceanian Countries Sign a Major Economic Partnership: RCEP The recently signed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will account for nearly 30% of global GDP ($26.2 trillion), covering a third of the world’s population. Fifteen member states, including China,

Florence Adepoju is the CEO and founder of MDMflow, a vegan and cruelty-free British beauty brand that includes women of color. MDMflow’s products range from traditional and liquid lipstick to mascara and lip balm. Adepoju graduated from the London College of

While a recent amendment on fossil fuel investments is a promising sign that a modernized Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) could spur more ambitious climate action, governments must consider alternative paths toward this goal. On Wednesday 7 October, EU parliamentarians finalized their negotiating mandate

As an employee, you have an inside track when it comes to making your company more sustainable. You have information about your company’s sustainability performance and insight into how decision-makers think. Being a sustainability advocate can still be challenging, though. New research identifies

Plastics have become universal, being used for food containers, bottles, bags etc. Over 18 trillion pounds of plastic have been produced to date, and 18 billion pounds of it flows into the ocean annually, making it one of the most pressing environmental

Governments are spending unprecedented sums of public money in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in hopes of building a better world for our children and protecting the most vulnerable. Overnight, social and economic experiments almost too fantastic to contemplate have

The WTO's Marrakesh Agreement famously enshrined the objective of sustainable development in its preamble 25 years ago. Now, policy in this realm has evolved dramatically, but we must not become complacent. Experts reflect on key takeaways from Geneva Trade Week. The debate over how to ensure

When Donald Delgado took the helm of UNICAFEC last November, the coffee cooperative was at a crossroads. Since its founding in 2001, the cooperative had been led by one man, Alfredo Alarcón, and his sudden death left a hole in

A recent analysis by the Zoological Society of London found that over half of the 100 most significant tropical timber and pulp companies do not publicly commit to protecting biodiversity and only 44% have yet to publicly commit to zero deforestation. As of

The vice presidential debate took place on Wednesday night at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Moderated by USA Today’s Susan Page, Senator Kamala Harris and current Vice President (VP) Mike Pence answered a series of questions that

Getting the right pill or personal protective equipment (PPE) to the person who needs it the most, whether a health worker or a patient, depends on an unbroken chain of events and actions, each of which is greatly affected by political and policy decisions. During major

Like with many other areas of life and work, the Global Solutions Initiative Summit 2020 was unable to escape the impacts of COVID-19. Rather than cancel the Summit entirely, the organizers and sponsors worked to make it an entirely online

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