There is no shortage of shouting and dire warnings about the state of the climate and our need to phase out fossil fuels. But there is a more silent revolution happening too—in micropower.
In Bolivia, the state is providing support to encourage community organisations to trial innovative new business models that challenge free market norms. Could such new ways of doing business also deliver greater benefits for the planet?
Wednesday, 19 November 2014, was World Toilet Day but the target to halve the number of people without access to basic sanitation has not been met. Can the SDGs improve the situation?
As governments prepare to resume climate negotiations in Lima in December, a key issue is the commitments countries are making to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions after 2020. A new report from the United Nations Environment Programme quantifies the magnitude for those commitments that will be needed in order to have a likely chance of limiting global warming to 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F) relative to the pre-Industrial era and thereby avoiding the most extreme effects of climate change.
The current draft of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals that should be finalised by September 2015 is ambitious and comprehensive. But this attempt to follow on from the Millennium Development Goals neglects the specific needs of one key group worldwide: youth aged 15 to 29.
The UNESCO Institute for Statistics wants to hear your views on the proposed new set of indicators for the suggested post-2015 education and learning targets.
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