New UNEP synthesis provides blueprint to urgently solve planetary emergencies and secure humanity’s future

Meeting ramped-up climate and biodiversity targets, cutting deadly pollution and achieving SDGs needs an all-society push for sustainability Shifting world views and putting nature at the heart of decision-making is key to achieving transformative change COVID-19 recovery plans are an…

Message from hills: Eco-fragility must be respected, environment-development binary must be transcended

The tragedy of ecological governance in most parts of the world is that it remains trapped in the environment-development binary.   The Niti Aayog has commissioned a study to analyse the “far-reaching economic impacts” of judgments delivered by the Supreme…

Africa, Unexpectedly, Leading the World in Success Combating COVID-19

In the first days of the coronavirus pandemic, world health officials feared for how Africa would fare against another quick spreading virus– a premonition stemmed from the continent’s struggles with previous epidemics such as Ebola and the Marbung virus. With…

Robin Hood Foundation Announces No City Limits 2021 Lineup

Chelsea Clinton, Senator Cory Booker, Marcella Nunez-Smith, José Andrés, Ai-jen Poo and other leaders to speak at virtual, poverty-fighting conference Feb. 24 – Feb. 25 Robin Hood Foundation today announced the lineup for No City Limits: Reimagining the Poverty Fight 2021, the…

Despite Petitions & Mounting Pressure, Namibian Government Proceeds with Sale of 3% of Country’s Last Elephants

The country’s Environment Ministry is defending the January 29 auction as a conservation strategy, but conservations say the move is based on false population statistics, disputed claims of human-elephant conflict and puts 3% of Namibia’s last elephants up for sale…

Asteven Energy delivers Africa’s First Solar Road Tunnels to Kwara State Government

Completes the final phase of the Light Up Kwara Project Setting the stage for a green urban city with huge CO2 emissions reduction Asteven Energy Group, a leading indigenous clean energy company in Nigeria, made history, penultimate Friday as the…

Food habits must change to meet Paris Climate Agreement, Oxford-led study finds

By Yihang Fang According to an Oxford-led study published in the journal Science, even if the world significantly reduces its reliance on fossil fuels, it will still be unable to meet the Paris Climate Agreement goals if the global food system…

Civil Society Organizations to collaborate with Presidency on National Data Project on SDGs

The Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President [OSSAP] on SDGs has declared its willingness to work with the Nigeria Civil Society Organizations Strategy Group on the SDGs (CSOSG-SDGs-Nigeria) for the development and implementation of a National Data…

Cities call for a green and just recovery in Europe

Letter to the European Council from Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala: Cities call for a green and just recovery in Europe Dear Chancellor Merkel and President Michel, Mayors in Europe and around the world have been on the frontline of…

‘Inequality defines our time’: UN chief delivers hard-hitting Mandela

Inequality, an issue which “defines our time”, risks destroying the world’s economies and societies, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a hard-hitting speech on Saturday. Inequality, an issue which “defines our time”, risks destroying the world’s economies and societies, UN…

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