The authors find that a fundamental transformation of the global energy system can be achieved with a comparatively modest increase in overall investments. However, a radical shift of investments away from fossil fuels and toward renewables and energy efficiency is needed, including dedicated investments into measures to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
As part of the Paris Agreement in 2015, many countries defined Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) designed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The study confirms that current incentives like the NDCs will not provide sufficient impetus for the “pronounced change” in investment portfolios that are needed to transform the energy system.
Lack of institutional health infrastructure has led to India being ranked as the 12th worst country for newborns in a recently released UNICEF report. There is a serious need to make systematic changes to reverse this alarming situation, writes Upasana Behar
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The SDGs provide guidelines and targets for all countries to adopt in accordance with their own priorities.
While the world is making strides towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, a new report warns more action is urgently needed if ambitious health targets are to be met.
The SDGs are aimed at redressing global inequalities such as poverty, hunger, health, climate change, gender equality and social injustice by 2030. They were agreed by 193 members of the UN General Assembly in 2015.
But Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organization’s Director-General, writing in the report’s introduction, says there is still much to do before 2030.
One of the strongest themes of the 2018 Africa Shared Value was the importance of businesses investing in the creation of sustainable Shared Value ecosystems for long-term success. This emphasis on partnerships and effective collaboration culminated in the launch of the Shared Value Africa Initiative (SVAI), the exclusive regional partner of the Shared Value Initiative in Africa, which aims to expand and support the Shared Value community on the African continent.
When it comes to materials, plastic has quickly become both a “life-saving miracle product and the scourge of the Earth,” as National Geographic puts it. Like, if you asked me to name all the plastic products I use in a day to win $1 million dollars, I’d lose the money. That being said, the harmful effects plastic has on the environment are even more horrifying than that Nicolas Cage pillow on Etsy. With a recycling rate of just 9% in the United States, many companies are cutting back their use of plastic — and now you can add IKEA to the list.
The African continent needs to work together on a country and regional level to put in place and, more crucially, implement a sustainable maritime governance system that will benefit the whole continent, concluded delegates at the first Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) (ABEF2018.com).
ABEF 2018 took place in London on 8 June, to coincide with World Oceans Day. The Forum attracted international experts and African government ministers to debate the economic contribution of oceans in the context of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Trade, investment, cooperation in achieving SDGs, political consultations, cooperation in blue economy area and Rohingya issue will be discussed at the bilateral meeting, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali said on Tuesday at a briefing over the Prime Minister’s visit to Canada.
He said Bangladesh will highlight issues related to climate change, sustainable use of ocean resources, blue economy and Bangladesh’s initiative on women empowerment at the G7 Forum.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire has called on stakeholders to support the drive to beat the unending pollution caused by inappropriate disposal of plastic materials.
Orelope-Adefulire gave this charge in a statement issued in commemoration of the 2018 World Environment Day celebration with the theme: \Beat Plastic Pollution’. She added that plastic pollution has become an epidemic in the society and indeed across the world.
There are nearly 6 million Australians actively engaged in formal volunteering, delivering essential services and programs to those in need. Volunteers also work to deliver government services, protect the environment, and advocate for social change.
This June, Volunteering Australia will host the 2018 National Volunteering Conference, Australia’s premier volunteering event. NVC2018 aims to “ignite, invigorate, and inspire” delegates to advance volunteering by addressing challenges, harnessing opportunities, and informing the national agenda.
New Delhi, June 3 Due to lack of sanitation and water-borne diseases, 73 million working days are lost each year, Secretary in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation Parameswaran Iyer said here today.
Addressing a session on ‘Corporate Sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’ in the run up to World Environment Day, organised by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change and FICCI, he highlighted the importance of water and sanitation.