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Executive Update: Rest up, the biggest challenge yet awaits you

The following is an article by Lise Kingo, CEO & Executive Director, UN Global Compact. A version of this article was originally published on 6 August 2018 on GreenBiz.  Powered by WPeMatico With a busy and fruitful first half of 2018 now behind us, let us take a moment to stop and …

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UN Secretary-General Calls on Businesses to Help Finance Sustainable Development

Image Credit: Wikimedia by Mike Hower Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called on the corporate community “to be our partners in supporting and financing this agenda” at a global conference on financing for development. The International Business Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia was tasked with finding resources for a 17-point, …

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Next steps for climate negotiations on the road to Paris

Some progress was made at the Bonn climate negotiations in June, but much remains to be done. After two weeks of meetings at the Bonn climate negotiations, it is clear that there is a strong political will to adopt a legally binding agreement at the summit in Paris in December, but …

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Harnessing Youth Innovation: Are You Up for The Urban Challenge? Deadline in 4 Days

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller, American architect, designer, author, inventor by Ivan Bruce The Jakarta Urban Challenge, run by Connect4Climate and the New Cities Foundation, allows young innovators to put their creativity …

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Award nomination highlights collaboration for Kenya climate resilience

A consortium working to support climate change adaptation in Kenya has been shortlisted for a prestigious UK award. The Adaptation Consortium is a partnership of six organizations, including IIED. The Adaptation Consortium has been shortlisted in the “Outstanding International Collaboration” category of the British Expertise International Awards. The awards celebrate international achievements by …

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U.N. Global Compact Expels Hundreds for Non-Compliance

By Jan Lee 2014 was a mixed year for the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) initiative, which has been working to increase the adoption of sustainable practices in the global business sector. The organization announced last week that it had expelled 372 companies in the last half of 2014 for not submitting their Communication of Progress …

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Call for Regional and Thematic meetings for Habitat III

As part of the preparatory process towards Habitat III, Member States, local organizations and other institutions are encouraged to organize regional or thematic meetings to ensure an inclusive and focused discussion on sustainable urban development for a New Urban Agenda. The Conference welcomes the participation and contributions of all Member …

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Zero-zero, dolphins and conversations for change

IIED director Camilla Toulmin reflects on her trip to Lima for the COP20 Development and Climate Days. On arrival in Lima last week, I realised I hadn’t been to a climate Conference of the Parties since Copenhagen in 2009. The sense of frustration at how little we had achieved five years ago had …

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Kevin Bacon Is The First Celebrity To Take On A Slobbery New Fundraising Challenge

The smooches are all part of the Kissed by a Pit Challenge, designed to show the real nature of the breed (and raise money for shelters). We don’t have to tell you that pit bulls don’t always get the best press. In fact, they’re probably the most maligned dogs on …

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Report of the Second International Tripartite Conference on Sustainable Urbanisation for Urban Poverty Eradication

On the 3rd to 6th of September, 2013, the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States, the European Commission, and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) hosted the 2nd International Tripartite Conference on Sustainable Urbanisation for Urban Poverty Eradication, with a special focus on Slum Upgrading and Community Empowerment. …