Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Sets Historic Targets for Global Connectivity

It’s no longer enough to just say people “need to be connected to the internet.” We require clear targets, especially since 2.9 billion people remain offline. So now the ITU and the UN Sec-General’s office...

Seeds of Sustainability in Wales. And Around the World?

Software entrepreneur Liam Kurmos's community regeneration project is one of many little cells of activity popping up all over the country. With this kind of energy and creativity, opportunities abound.

Piloting Big Technologies On a Tiny Scottish Island

The Orkney Islands may seem like the end of the earth, but hydrogen power projects launched there could help usher in a new era for marine transportation.

Young People Are Watching, and They’re Pissed Off

The cracks are appearing in modern capitalism. Today, young people are demanding that corporations put saving the planet before profits. Will corporate bosses listen?

Water & Climate: Wicked Problem Meets Threat Multiplier

Water insecurity due to climate change has the potential to uproot nearly every aspect of modern society: food production, urban and rural settlements, energy production, industrial development, economic growth, and natural ecosystems.

SustainChain: a Collaboration Platform for Do-Gooders

At COP26, representatives from small island nations will discuss becoming producers of ocean thermal energy. This important development became possible in part through a new collaboration tech platform, SustainChain.

COP26: Let’s Pivot to Save the Planet

Policy changes and society-wide investments are critical to address climate change, but we can’t depend only on nations. Community and grassroots initiatives are urgently required. The first of a COP26 series exploring some already underway.

Can We Make Fashion Truly Sustainable?

The future of sustainable fashion is exciting. But the most responsible thing anyone can do is not buy new clothes, says our teenage correspondent.

How Do We React to the Climate Tragedy?

This week’s UN climate report was grim. Can business, individuals, and the world take the radical steps needed to avert a catastrophic planetary future?

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