Sustainable development goals

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Rich nations have promised to pay for the climate crisis – but will they? | Gordon Brown
For too long pledges have gone unmet, so at Cop28 new solutions need to be explored, says Gordon Brown, WHO ambassador for global health financing

Gordon Brown

26, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘The strain is the worst of my lifetime’: how Bill Gates is staying optimistic
Covid and Ukraine war were major setbacks in pursuit of global development goals, philanthropist admits, but cutting back on aid would be ‘tragic’

Tracy McVeigh

13, Sep, 2022 @4:01 AM

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Urgent action needed on crucial development targets, next PM warned
UK at risk of breaking global commitment to help deliver UN sustainable development goals on poverty, environment and inequalities, say NGOs

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

19, Jul, 2022 @12:41 PM

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The big idea: should other species have their own money?
Are digital wallets for orangutans and a ‘Bank for Other Species’ harebrained fantasies, or genius ways to boost conservation funding?

Laura Spinney

14, Mar, 2022 @12:30 PM

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We can afford to reverse poverty and climate breakdown. What we can’t afford is the alternative | Kevin Watkins
Our global finance system is failing to rise to the challenges we face. It’s time it was reimagined – and grounded in our shared humanity

Kevin Watkins

24, Jan, 2022 @8:15 AM

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British Airways looks to recycled cooking oil fuel to cut jet emissions
Airline signs deal with UK refinery but questions remain over sustainable aviation fuel’s net zero credentials

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

02, Dec, 2021 @8:00 PM

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More than 100 countries face spending cuts as Covid worsens debt crisis, report warns
As pandemic widens inequalities, many developing countries spend more on debt than health, study says

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

23, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Nearly all global farm subsidies harm people and planet – UN
Almost 90% of the $540bn of support a year harms people’s health, the climate and drives inequality

Damian Carrington Environment editor

14, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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New Zealand rated best place to survive global societal collapse
Study citing ‘perilous state’ of industrial civilisation ranks temperate islands top for resilience

Damian Carrington Environment editor

28, Jul, 2021 @10:00 PM

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Australia ranks last for climate action among UN member countries
Australia scores just 10 out of 100 on tackling fossil fuel emissions in new report on sustainable development goals

Lisa Cox

01, Jul, 2021 @9:14 AM

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London Design Biennale 2021; Kingston Cycle Hub – reviews
The lofty words on sustainability from designers from around the world in London are given more concrete form further up the Thames

Rowan Moore

06, Jun, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The world faces a pandemic of human rights abuses in the wake of Covid-19 | António Guterres
The virus has been used as a pretext in many countries to crush dissent, criminalise freedoms and silence reporting, says UN secretary general António Guterres

António Guterres

22, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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