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Top 10 biggest global concerns, according to millennials

From climate change and destruction of nature to lack of education and employment, here’s what’s worrying the world’s young adults. It seems that just about every generation gets blamed for something; those born in the 1980s and 90s are no different. Going by the accounts of the snarky media, one …

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UN Global Compact Provides Platform for Business Leaders to Take Action on the SDGs

(New York, 20 July 2017) – The United Nations Global Compact brought together leaders from business with representatives from Government, the UN, civil society and academia to highlight private sector commitment to take action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) – the …

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Smart City Expo Puebla

El evento está organizado por Fira Barcelona en colaboración con el Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT); la Secretaría de Energía (SENER); la Secretaría de Economía (SE); la Secretaría de Gobernación (SEGOB); la Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT); la Secretaría de Desarrollo Agrario, Territorial y Urbano (SEDATU); Estrategia …

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Sustainable Development Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security

By Anna Lartey The year 2015 presents a unique opportunity for the global development community to build on and strengthen the momentum initiated by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Building on progress made Scheduling the launch of the post-2015 development agenda for September 2015 provides us with the time necessary …

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Share your idea for how big data can help the environment and score a trip to the Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi

© Eye on Earth Summit by Margaret Badore The Eye on Earth Summit aims to harness the power of data and new data gathering technologies to help the environment and support sustainable development. The summit is hosted by the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative and the United Nations Environment Programme. …

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Prosperity, People, and Planet: Achieving Sustainable Development in Our Cities

Sustainable Cities: Empowering People, Enabling Prosperity and Protecting the Planet A Special Symposium of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network on Cities and the Sustainable Development Agenda VATICAN, July 22, 2015 – In September 2015 the world’s governments will agree upon a set of …

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Who’s accountable for progress on the Sustainable Development Goals?

Flickr Loki Hound A boy at the Mandaue dump in the City of Mandaue, Phillippines. by Kitty van der H… and Sonya Suter In September, world leaders will descend on New York to set goals for creating a more sustainable world, free of extreme poverty by 2030. The 17 proposed Sustainable Development Goals …

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Join Us in New York on September 23 & 24!

The 3rd Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development will take place at Columbia University in New York, USA, on September 23 and 24, 2015. This year’s conference theme is Implementing the SDGs: Getting Started, adn the conference will immediately precede the UN SDG Summit. The aim of the conference is …

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From Addis Ababa: Sustainable Development Goals Within Reach

By Teresa Fogelberg This is an exciting year for sustainability policy across the globe. 2015 will see the creation of the U.S. government’s National Action Plan for Responsible Business Conduct, as well as Chile introducing a reporting requirement for large companies, a step the EU took last year. This is …

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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, …