In the sustainable development priorities for the next 15 years adopted by heads of states in New York this week, the United Nations has highlighted financial inclusion as an important enabler for poorer households in the informal economies of the global south to increase resilience and better capture opportunities.
Our global economic inter-dependence cannot ignore the threats of conflict and climate change, both of which require commitments which are economic as well as political, where we need to raise the floor of living and working conditions in every single country around the world.
This year's 2015 G-20 summit will be held in the tourist city of Antalya, Turkey, one of the leading hubs of growth in the region, and a shining star in a flaccid Turkish economy. However, in the backdrop this bustling city is a startling figure: 21.4 percent of youth are unemployed.
Somebody's shrimp is on the barbie at Australia's immigration department after an officer there emailed President Obama's passport number and other personal information to an organizer at the Asian Cup football tournament. And before you think otherwise: Yeah, it matters.
The world wants Turkey to be back on the international trade and regional diplomacy track, but that's only possible if corruption and crackdowns discontinue. The biggest obstacle, at this point, to a lasting and successful Erdogan presidency is Erdogan himself.
The adoption of the IMF reforms by the United States Congress would send a long overdue signal to rapidly growing emerging economies that the world counts on their voices, and their resources, to find global solutions to global problems.
By all rights, given its size, location, and natural resource base, Brazil should be an economic juggernaut. But the truth is that Brazil should never have been designated a BRIC because it is a poorly managed economy that has rarely lived up to its potential.
On the heels of the UN-sponsored climate talks in Lima, there are some lessons learned worth assessing. This superb analysis by Guy Ragen, a...
The suggestions of migrants from the developing world swamping borders of the EU and USA have a very determinist view of the future. These predictions do not appreciate the huge complexity of future climate change and the even larger complexity of humans.
Rather than reining in the massive and risky derivatives casino, the new rules prioritize the payment of banks' derivatives obligations to each other, ahead of everyone else.
Let's think sustainably and let's change our behaviors so that we can reduce our individual carbon footprint to make a global sustainable improvement in our lifestyles and in the lives of millions.
The solution to the problem of youth unemployment is part of the greater economic action plan that Canada and other nations are undertaking.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. South Florida and Sea Level Rise - A Slow Motion Catastrophe - latest in the This I...
Around 400 million Indians still do not have access to electricity. With electrification and development, our emissions are certainly set to rise. It would be disastrous for India if the National Democratic Alliance government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi surrenders to the demands of developed nations to cut down emissions.
The extensive media coverage of Tony Abbott and his fruitless attempt to hold back the global tide of climate change has once again raised the issue onto a global platform.
The two great challenges of our time -- inequality and climate change -- are threatening to undermine the efforts of millions of people to escape poverty and hunger. By concentrating wealth and power in the hands of a few, inequality robs the poorest people of the support they need to improve their lives.