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With the ongoing tragedy of the war in Syria, the refugee crisis has quite understandably dominated the conversation about immigration towards Europe. Economic migration has been playing a slightly quieter tune on its second fiddle, but we're going to be

Environmental degradation is a topic that gradually moved from scientific journals to international negotiations, as mounting evidence from the scientific community showed that the existing consumption and production patterns were unsustainable. These patterns define a style of development that has

Central Kathmandu is in a frenzy, brimming with young Nepalis searching the streets for possibilities, biding their time in this difficult place until they are able to find a way out. Many have left their home villages in rural parts

EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY Paula Caballero, Senior Director of the Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice.  IT  IS PART OF A SERIES EXPLORING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDG's) - SEE THE INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES HERE. These are

Water is life’s matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water. –Albert Szent-Györgi, 1937 winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Water is known to be as plentiful as air and just as free. Most of

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth piece in a series in collaboration with the SDSN-Y exploring the Sustainable Development Goals. See the introduction to the series here.  Many have come to believe that gender equality is a feminist issue, as if to say

Michael Klein is not the average academic, happy to live in an ivory tower. He is deeply concerned with the ultimate impact his work could have on society and is looking to make a “contribution to better public policy," as

Sorry to disappoint, but the UN is neither. Not a beast, not a dream utopia. Too often in the news the UN is reported as if it acts autonomously, as if it is solely responsible for waging war, building peace, providing

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