To give you an idea of the challenge ahead: freight demand is expected to triple between 2015 and 2050, causing CO2 emissions to rise by 76 percent according to the International Transport Forum. Yet to live up to expectations of

The Impakter team would like to thank Jaime Jennings of Island Press for the photo contributions. Island Press will publish Plastic Soup: An Atlas of Ocean Pollution, authored by Michiel Roscam Abbing of The Plastic Soup Foundation (PSF) on April 4th. One of

As the true cost of climate change begins to emerge – from food insecurity and land degradation to conflict, rising sea levels and increasing inequality – the importance of the 13th SDG becomes ever clearer. Climate Action must underpin everything

Editor's Note: THIS ARTICLE IS THE 1ST IN A FOUR-PART SERIES HIGHLIGHTING PRIVATE SECTOR LEADERSHIP SUPPORTING THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE UN'S SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS). THE GLOBAL SDG AWARDS SEEK TO RECOGNIZE AND CELEBRATE COMPANIES THAT ARE CREATING PROFITABLE AND INNOVATIVE

The climate crisis is undoubtedly the single greatest threat to humanity. Despite the fierce debate in the United States surrounding the reality staring us square in the face, much of the rest of the world acknowledges the severity of this

The view from my hotel window was something out of a science fiction tale. A shroud of thick haze hung over New Delhi, blanketing India’s capital city and its more than 21 million people, and close to 8 million children,

My first encounter with future came some thirteen years ago, when my mother and I packed our bags and left India to join my father in Oman, where he had been working for some months as a doctor. Recently recovered

President Donald Trump’s announcement that he wants to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement was a mistake of historic proportions, not only because such a move is the antithesis of Sustainable Development Goal 13 — to “take urgent

In June of this year the former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres led a number of scientists to a call for deeper and faster action on climate change.  The message she is sending is clear: if we want to avoid

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth piece in a series in collaboration with the SDSN-Y exploring the Sustainable Development Goals. See the introduction to the series here, SDG-12 here, and SDG-15 here. More and more people are becoming aware of the importance of our

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