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Sustainable Development

Giving Thanks, in Spite of it All

Lutheran World Relief | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact
Lutheran World Relief

This Thanksgiving, in spite of the horrible news, I am following the wise advice of the psalmist and giving thanks.

Could This Be the Solution To Climate Change?

Renat Heuberger | Posted 11.20.2015 | Green
Renat Heuberger

In order to halt climate change, close to 100 percent of the world's scientists agree that we must drastically reduce the level of greenhouse gas emissions. But how? I explored some key areas to address during my recent interview with the World Economic Forum

People Fighting For A Sustainable Future Have A Powerful New Tool

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 11.13.2015 | Technology

Satellite images are helping humanity better understand our changing world. It's never been easier to access recent pictures of the changing face of ...

How to Save 110 Nigerian Mothers Every Day

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Today, we mourn the loss of Omowumi Shonuga and the 110 Nigerian mothers who have died in a single day. Tomorrow, we begin action.

Devastated Town Rebuilds for Energy Self-Sufficiency

XPRIZE | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green

No Japanese city was more brutally ripped apart by the deadly 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami than Higashimatsushima. More than 1,000 residents died, and 11,000 structures were destroyed. How do you bounce back from that?

The Internet: An Opportunity for Sustainable Development

Kathy Brown | Posted 11.11.2015 | Technology
Kathy Brown

The greatest challenge facing the world today is the need to achieve sustainable development--development that will bring economic and social progress...

Financing Sustainable Development: Innovative Ideas for Action

Mahmoud Mohieldin | Posted 10.28.2015 | World
Mahmoud Mohieldin

Three billion people, nearly half the world's population, is under the age of 25. Today's youth will be the people most affected by the outcomes of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Achieving Global Health Goals by Strengthening Primary Health Care

Michael Kidd | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact
Michael Kidd

Better understanding the dimensions of primary health care will allow doctors like me around the world to provide better health care services for our patients, and enable countries to live up to their recent commitments to provide access to quality health care for everyone, everywhere.

The United Nations and Corporate Power -- Forging a Realistic Relationship

Saleem H. Ali | Posted 10.20.2015 | Green
Saleem H. Ali

A noticeable feature of the SDGs is the strengthening of business and industry involvement in reaching the targets. For many activists this is perceived as a co-option of the development agenda by the private sector.

How New York City Is Embarking on a Local Journey to Meet the UN's New Global Goals

Penny Abeywardena | Posted 10.20.2015 | New York
Penny Abeywardena

To call New York City a microcosm of the world is no exaggeration: The city is home to an estimated 800 languages, diplomatic missions from 193 nations, and people from every corner of the earth.

Why Sustainable Palm Oil Is Possible

Mark Tercek | Posted 10.14.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

Palm oil is everywhere -- it's in our food, cosmetics and even our soaps and detergents. But growing demand for this common ingredient is putting tropical rainforests -- and our global climate -- at risk.

UN Agency: Sustainable Development Requires Altering The World’s Financial System

The Huffington Post | Mariam Baksh | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

There's a long, long, long way to go, but there are reasons to be optimistic that the world may one day have a financial system that t...

Sustainable Urban Cities: Ecogardens and Environmental Education for All

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
Gaia Paradiso

Sunday is devoted to relax and body battery recharge after a tough working week. The well-being of humanity, the environment and the functioning of th...

Dignity Over Dictators -- To Truly Sustain Development

Shawna Bader-Blau | Posted 10.01.2015 | World
Shawna Bader-Blau

Economic development is about dignity. And dignity requires people having democratic rights: free and fair elections, transparent institutions, and voice and justice.

New Global Goals for the UN, New Global Innovation Opportunities for Business

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

Leaders from 193 nations met in New York for the U.N. General Assembly and adopted the sustainable development goals. The goals are not short on ambition.

Leading Special Forces for Sustainability: How Peter Bakker and the WBCSD Isolate, Take Action, and Deliver Measurable Impacts on 9 Global Priorities, Part 2

Mark Coleman | Posted 09.28.2015 | Green
Mark Coleman

Part 2 - Leading Special Forces for Sustainability, A Conversation with Mr. Peter Bakker, President and CEO of the World Business Council for Sustaina...

What Is Your Message to the World? A Global Call for Inspiration and Action

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 09.25.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

We must engage in our work, in our professional and personal life, within our community, around the world, with family, friends and new people changing the dynamics and happenings in our ordinary lives, to make extraordinary things.

Why the Sustainable Development Goals Matter

Helen Clark | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Helen Clark

If the global community collectively is prepared to step up to the challenge of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, then there's a chance of achieving sustainable development -- and with it better prospects for people and our planet.

The Post-2015 Agenda: A Global Call to Increase Civil Society Space

Lindsay Coates | Posted 09.23.2015 | Impact
Lindsay Coates

Over the past 15 years, our thinking has shifted - the role of local agency and self-determination has become central to the policy discussion, though I would argue it has always been central to how humans make progress.

The Quest for Natural Intelligence in the World

Catherine Cunningham | Posted 09.24.2015 | Green
Catherine Cunningham

Natural Intelligence refers to principles of life and to our lifestyle choices that respect the natural limits and boundaries of earth's resources.

The Pope and the Fight Against Poverty

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics
Kolleen Bouchane

A more suitable backdrop to this Papal visit isn't a stage full of dignitaries in New York City -- it is the heartbreaking images of millions of refugees and displaced people. The greatest refugee crisis since World War II.

Leading Special Forces for Sustainability: How Peter Bakker and the WBCSD Isolate, Take Action, and Deliver Measurable Impacts on 9 Global Priorities, Part 1

Mark Coleman | Posted 09.23.2015 | Green
Mark Coleman

Mr. Bakker, who has for the past three and a half years served as President and CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), understands well the contradiction of power and humility felt by so many CEOs.

Yes, There is Really a Business Conference Called 'The Love Summit'

The Love Summit | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
The Love Summit

It's time we get over our fear of using the words love and business in the same sentence. After all, business in the simplest terms is about relationship -- the relationships with all the people we work with, buy from and sell to.

Pope Francis: A Spokesman for Our Planet

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 09.22.2015 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

When Francis speaks to Congress and the United Nations this week, as he did in Havana recently, this call for all of us to be responsible will no doubt be a part of his message to this country. And the timing is perfect.

In Moroccan Oases Women Watch Plants and Incomes Grow

UN Women | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
UN Women

Amid the expanses of sand and rock, the arid desert landscape is interrupted by a vibrant patch of greenery. Oases are natural sanctuaries around which communities are built, providing scarce water, food and refuge from the harsh surroundings.