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Sustainable Development Goals

Agriculture at Top of Global Agenda

Robynne Anderson | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Robynne Anderson

These discussions should shape global development work until 2030 as the replacement for the current Millennium Development Goals.

Size Matters: Finding Sustainable Solutions in Smaller Places

Rob Lovelace | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Rob Lovelace

In the meantime, Dickinson and other forward thinking colleges and universities around the world are busy educating and inspiring the generation on whose watch the SDGs will either succeed or fail.

The World We Want Post-2015

BioRegional | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
BioRegional

In September 2000, at the dawn of a new millennium, I was pretty busy focusing on the big problems of the day. Would I pass my maths exam? Where would...

As We Look Past the Millennium Development Goals, Everyone Deserves the Same Water Quality

Amanda Sperber | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
Amanda Sperber

There have been so many attempts to fix the water quality crisis, the public seems to have grown tired of it, and its impacts -- especially malnutrition -- have been swept under the proverbial rug.

Time for Recognition: Building on the Progress at CSW57 to Empower Women in Agriculture

Anette Engelund Friis | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
Anette Engelund Friis

Despite their massive contribution to food security, the yield gap between men and women is still 20-30 percent mostly due to the lack of resources available to female farmers who are often subject to lower wages and minimal (if any) training, and who are crucially left out of high-level policy-making.

3 Imperatives for the Next Global Development Agenda

Manish Bapna | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green
Manish Bapna

Can extreme poverty be eliminated in the next 20 years? With much of the world still mired in an economic slump, the question might seem ill-timed. Yet, as heads of state arrive in New York on Monday for the 67th United Nations General Assembly, this goal should be at the top of the agenda.

Ignore Climate Change at Your Peril

Mary Robinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Mary Robinson

Ignoring climate change is not consistent with the vision many people share of a world with greater equality, less poverty, the protection of human rights, more prosperity, jobs and opportunity. Climate change is a threat, but responding to it opens up a world of opportunity.