In 2015, the world adopted the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end inequities such as poverty, hunger, illiteracy, energy access and gender bias by 2030. Ending these inequities is urgent: an estimated 250 million people will suffer from
One of the toughest parts of fulfilling the Paris Agreement goals is understanding the path to success. What does it take to muster the political will and support to make an ambitious commitment? How can all levels of government move
If there is anything to be learned from the ‘Gilets Jaunes’ protest in France, is that social innovation should accompany environmental policymaking. Policies will have little effect without the acceptance and understanding of the people directly affected by the changes.
With the COVID-19 crisis highlighting the crucial importance of a balanced relation with nature and interdependence of human, animal and environmental health, Cristina Eghenter, Deputy Director, Social Development, WWF-Indonesia, argues that learning from Indigenous Peoples is the best way to
"Global Guide to Ecotourism" was one of my published books when I was a young journalist in Japan. The premise now sounds obvious but in Japan at that time it was still a new concept. Tourism relies on its destination’s
Last month, we wrote about this year's SDG Finance Summit in Geneva, referring to the initiative, by the UNDP, as an innovation springboard with the core aim of "bring[ing] together high-level decision makers to forge partnerships for the implementation of
Having began in 1993, Nikhil Seth's career with the United Nations involved a number of positions, responsibilities and of course, achievements. For instance, he served as Director of the Division for Sustainable Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) at
Named by the Guardian newspaper as "One of 50 people who could save the planet", Dr. Ken Yeang is one of the founding figures in sustainable architecture. Describing himself as an "Ecologist first, architect second", Dr. Yeang is behind many
If you were intrigued by the headline of this article, then either you are working in the Big Data & analytics space or you are working as a gender expert driving social programs & policies in the public sector space.
What do we read about in the media when it comes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Pacific? There have been fears expressed lately by the UN that the SDGs are not being met-- at all-- in the