Sustainable development goals

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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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Nightlife meets wildlife: the albums mixing birdsong and techno beats
A Bogotà nightclub has used the sounds of animals and birds in the Colombian capital to make a new kind of dance track

Jo Griffin

12, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Decades of progress on extreme poverty now in reverse due to Covid
Analysis: The pandemic, combined with the climate crisis and crippling debt burdens, has led to an ‘unprecedented increase’ in poverty, experts warn

Peter Beaumont

03, Feb, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Homelessness is rising, but it is neither inevitable nor unstoppable
During the pandemic, 30 organisations in 20 countries have gathered testimony from homeless people demanding action

Leilani Farha and Juha Kaakinen

10, Dec, 2020 @10:55 AM

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Ending world hunger by 2030 would cost $330bn, study finds
Research suggests that by targeting enhanced aid money more effectively and with greater innovation, a solution is possible

Kaamil Ahmed

13, Oct, 2020 @10:44 AM

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Looking for a Saturday night film? Instead of Notting Hill try Nations United | Richard Curtis
In 2015, 193 countries agreed a blueprint for a better planet. 2020 was supposed to be a Super Year of progress – we can’t let the pandemic knock us off course

Richard Curtis

19, Sep, 2020 @7:15 AM

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'Covid has magnified every existing inequality' – Melinda Gates
Pandemic could result in a ‘lost decade’ for developing countries says co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in stark report

Liz Ford

15, Sep, 2020 @5:00 AM

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