News Feed Newsletters (on-line) Blogs Twitter Feeds Image Wall Sustainable Development Goals – The GuardianThe big idea: should other species have their own money? March 14, 2022Are digital wallets for orangutans and a ‘Bank for Other Species’ harebrained fantasies, or genius ways to boost conservation funding?Only about 120,000 orangutans remain in the wild, and despite the whopping $1bn that has been spent on protecting them since 2000, their numbers continue to decline. The orangutan is the most endangered great ape, but […] Laura SpinneyWe can afford to reverse poverty and climate breakdown. What we can’t afford is the alternative | Kevin Watkins January 24, 2022Our global finance system is failing to rise to the challenges we face. It’s time it was reimagined – and grounded in our shared humanity“The peoples of the Earth,” Henry Morgenthau said, “are inseparably linked by a deep underlying community of purpose.”In July 1944, Morgenthau, the US Treasury secretary, was closing the Bretton Woods conference […] Kevin WatkinsBritish Airways looks to recycled cooking oil fuel to cut jet emissions December 2, 2021Airline signs deal with UK refinery but questions remain over sustainable aviation fuel’s net zero credentialsBritish Airways has signed a deal for aircraft fuel made from recycled cooking oils and other household waste to be produced at scale in the UK and to be in use as early as 2022 to help power its flights.The […] Gwyn Topham Transport correspondentMore than 100 countries face spending cuts as Covid worsens debt crisis, report warns September 23, 2021As pandemic widens inequalities, many developing countries spend more on debt than health, study saysMore than 100 countries face cuts to public spending on health, education and social protection as the Covid-19 pandemic compounds already high levels of debt, a new report says.The International Monetary Fund believes that 35 to 40 countries are “debt distressed” […] Saeed Kamali DehghanNearly all global farm subsidies harm people and planet – UN September 14, 2021Almost 90% of the $540bn of support a year harms people’s health, the climate and drives inequalityAlmost 90% of the $540bn in global subsidies given to farmers every year are “harmful”, a startling UN report has found.This agricultural support damages people’s health, fuels the climate crisis, destroys nature and drives inequality by excluding smallholder farmers, […] Damian Carrington Environment editor Sustainable Development Goals – UNUN Ocean Conference opens with call for urgent action to tackle ocean emergency June 27, 2022UN Ocean Conference opens with call for urgent action to tackle ocean emergency Spotlight on innovative and science-driven solutions for reversing ocean’s decline Lisbon, Portugal, 27 June – With climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution exacting a devastating toll on the world’s ocean — critical to food security, economic growth and the environment — […] Yinuo ChenPress Release: UN Ocean Conference opens with call for urgent action to tackle ocean emergency June 27, 2022The post Press Release: UN Ocean Conference opens with call for urgent action to tackle ocean emergency appeared first on United Nations Sustainable Development. Yinuo ChenFirst Person: The Barbadian entrepreneur turning sargassum into money June 26, 2022Sargassum seaweed has blighted many of the beaches on Barbados for several years. Joshua Forte, a local entrepreneur, is convinced that it can be turned into a valuable commodity, and turned into highly effective, organic compost. Read Full Story on UN News The post First Person: The Barbadian entrepreneur turning sargassum into money appeared first […] dpicampaignsMonkeypox not presently a global public health emergency: WHO June 25, 2022The monkeypox outbreak does not currently constitute a global public health concern, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday, though “intense response efforts” are needed to control further spread. Read Full Story on UN News The post Monkeypox not presently a global public health emergency: WHO appeared first on United Nations Sustainable Development. dpicampaignsSeafarers’ Day honours maritime journeys and voyages June 25, 2022The United Nations has underlined its support for the men and women working at sea, whose immeasurable contributions help to keep global trade moving. The post Seafarers’ Day honours maritime journeys and voyages appeared first on United Nations Sustainable Development. dpicampaignsSelected Posts:VEGANISM: The Next Stage in Human (R)evolution?WHICH - The Hydrogen Home (November 2021)A Crisis of Conscience!A New Year and Big News!A Cleaner World - “That’s just business”“NEW NORMAL” - What’s that like?