Traditional knowledge combined with the latest science could increase food production while safeguarding biodiversity, new research shows.
Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, launched a Clean India campaign on 2 October, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The Prime Minister aims to have a clean India by the time of Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary in 2019. The campaign is timely, but will it be effective?
In semi-arid regions across sub-Saharan Africa and Central Asia, development programs are often left at the mercy of climate change-related risks.
For the past week in Bonn, Germany, climate negotiators have tackled many of the core issues that are key to reaching a new international climate agreement in 2015. While the pace was slow at times, the discussions were thorough and constructive, building on the positive energy from the recent UN climate summit in New York.
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim speaks at Howard University on how the World Bank is working to ensure that the growth of the global economy will improve the lives of all members of society, not only a fortunate few.
The theme of this year’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Leave No One Behind: Think, Decide and Act Together against Extreme Poverty, recognizes and underscores the demanding challenge of identifying and securing the participation of people experiencing extreme poverty and social exclusion in the post-2015 development agenda. Read more about the origins of the creation of the day and what the United Nations Secretary-General has to say about the importance of eliminating poverty in all its forms.
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