United Nations

2.9 Billion Reasons to Worry

More than one-third of the world’s population is still not connected to the internet. It’s a global scandal and a growing crisis. The International Telecommunication Union convened governments, NGOs, and businesses in Kigali, Rwanda for...

UN Aims for Climate-Conscious Digital World

The new Action Plan from the Coalition for Digital Environmental Sustainability aims to “embed sustainability in all aspects of digitalization." Those of us who believe in the power of digital transformation need to get involved.

Fossil Fuels Are a Threat to National Security

The youth movement urges President Biden to act—with or without Congress.

Plastics: “The New Coal”

Plastics have yielded life-saving medical advances, supercharged technological advancements, helped send us to space, and transformed our lives in innumerable ways. But they are poisoning our people and our planet.

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...

COP26 Was a Warning. Digital Technologies Can Help

Industrial tech shows a proven pathway towards net-zero emissions while driving profitable sustainability for companies. The Internet of Things, AI, and digital twins are critical tools.

To Make a More Resilient Society, Build Community

As global policymakers wrap up the UN’s COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, organizers in a struggling town just a few miles away are showing the power of community action.

COP26: What Businesses Should Expect To Come Out Of The Climate Summit

Perhaps the most important outcome from COP26, if it is even halfway successful, will be a reframing of the economic climate. Businesses need to think of sustainability not as added value but as a core...

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.

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