News Feed Newsletters (on-line) Blogs Image Wall Sustainable Development Goals – The GuardianRich nations have promised to pay for the climate crisis – but will they? | Gordon Brown November 26, 2022For too long pledges have gone unmet, so at Cop28 new solutions need to be explored• Gordon Brown is the WHO ambassador for global health financingOn Sunday, loud cheers from Sharm el-Sheikh greeted the announcement of a new initiative – the global loss and damage fund – to right historical wrongs by compensating climate-hit developing […] Gordon Brown‘The strain is the worst of my lifetime’: how Bill Gates is staying optimistic September 13, 2022Covid and Ukraine war were major setbacks in pursuit of global development goals, philanthropist admits, but cutting back on aid would be ‘tragic’The figures are bad, progress has stalled and all the trends that had been building hope in the world becoming a fairer place are showing sharp about-turns. Yet Bill Gates, who has poured […] Tracy McVeighUrgent action needed on crucial development targets, next PM warned July 19, 2022UK at risk of breaking global commitment to help deliver UN sustainable development goals on poverty, environment and inequalities, say NGOsThe next British prime minister must halt the government’s “back-sliding” in its support for crucial global development targets, NGOs have warned.A report published by Bond, the network for British development charities, said that without urgent […] Saeed Kamali DehghanThe 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 Watkins Sustainable Development Goals – UNClimate crisis and migration: Greta Thunberg supports IOM over ‘life and death’ issue January 27, 2023The head of the UN migration agency IOM, and leading climate justice activist, Greta Thunberg, called on Friday for immediate action to help tackle the impacts of climate change on those forced to flee their homes, or leaving in search of a better life. Read Full Story on UN News The post Climate crisis and […] dpicampaignsPeacebuilding must be rooted in ‘bedrock of inclusive, sustainable development’ January 26, 2023While describing maintaining peace as core to the UN – it's very reason for being - Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed warned the Security Council on Thursday that it was a mission now “under grave threat.” The post Peacebuilding must be rooted in ‘bedrock of inclusive, sustainable development’ appeared first on United Nations Sustainable Development. dpicampaignsPress Release| Confluence of multiple crises unleashes one of the lowest global economic growth rates in recent decades, according to UN flagship report January 25, 2023Stronger fiscal measures needed to resuscitate global economy and support development agenda New York, 25 January – A series of severe and mutually reinforcing shocks — the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and resulting food and energy crises, surging inflation, debt tightening, as well as the climate emergency — battered the world economy in […] Yinuo ChenPress Release| Confluence of multiple crises unleashes one of the lowest global economic growth rates in recent decades, according to UN flagship report January 25, 2023The post Press Release| Confluence of multiple crises unleashes one of the lowest global economic growth rates in recent decades, according to UN flagship report appeared first on United Nations Sustainable Development. Yinuo ChenGlobal growth forecast to slow to 1.9% in 2023, warn UN economists January 25, 2023Senior UN economists warned on Wednesday that intersecting crises are likely to add further damage to the global economy, with growth set to slow from three per cent in 2022 to 1.9 per cent this year. The post Global growth forecast to slow to 1.9% in 2023, warn UN economists appeared first on United Nations […] dpicampaignsSelected Posts:WHICH - The Hydrogen Home (November 2021)A Crisis of Conscience!A New Year and Big News!A Cleaner World - “That’s just business”Food for thought… The Internet in 2022: Help or Hindrance to…“NEW NORMAL” - What’s that like?