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Behind the Lofty SDGs the Reality is People Don’t Trust Governments to Act

Behind the Lofty SDGs the Reality is People Don’t Trust Governments to Act

Michael Sani is a fervent believer in people casting transformative power with their votes. As chief executive of Bite the Ballot, a program supporting the U.K. Cabinet Office to increase voter registration, he partnered with Starbucks to

Inclusive Economy
Books Driving Change: Paul Shoemaker and Taking Charge of Change

Books Driving Change: Paul Shoemaker and Taking Charge of Change

A good example of 24/7 authenticity, which is in bleak short supply these days in America. I have several examples in the book where standing up with integrity and honesty, and particularly with personal accountability,

Energy
Action on cutting carbon well underway in niche apparel, energy, and art

Action on cutting carbon well underway in niche apparel, energy, and art

“Plastic is a design failure, a band-aid. It has to go,” said Cyrill Gutsch, CEO of Parley Mothership, on the closing day of the SDG Action Zone. To identify concrete carbon-cutting actions, the 4-hour micro-panel stretched beyond

Biodiversity
Damilola Ogunbiyi On How To Accelerate Electricity Access

Damilola Ogunbiyi On How To Accelerate Electricity Access

Energy access is key to improving the well-being of people who are experiencing economic hardship, according to this week’s speakers at the United Nations High-Level Dialogue on Energy and the Energy Action Days. So far, the transition to

Governance
Day 3 of UN Week Spotlights Emerging Trends, Innovations, and Calls to Action

Day 3 of UN Week Spotlights Emerging Trends, Innovations, and Calls to Action

At the midpoint of UN Week, the exhortations to individuals to step up to make change in the world grew. The first day of the SDG Action Zone was ostensibly about health but included a

Energy
Climate Week Speakers Say Cities Must Respond to Poverty

Climate Week Speakers Say Cities Must Respond to Poverty

Cities are grappling with how to address the growing impacts of climate change. Two panels at Climate Week NYC took a broad view of what those impacts are and urged cities to abandon their siloed mindset about

Climate
Innovation Emerges in Unlikely Quarters at Climate Week Today

Innovation Emerges in Unlikely Quarters at Climate Week Today

When it comes to cutting carbon, today’s Climate Week talks showed that creativity can come from unlikely places. Take South Africa’s Western Cape. Along with its stunning scenery come cataclysmic climate impacts, owing to the

Climate
Equity, Inclusiveness, and Solidarity Are on the Agenda As Africa Speaks Up

Equity, Inclusiveness, and Solidarity Are on the Agenda As Africa Speaks Up

Equity and inclusiveness took center stage on day two of UN Week. African voices called for more just, inclusive, and equitable policies in health, climate, and wellbeing across the globe. Among the day’s many Climate Week sessions

Inclusive Economy
Trendsetters Discuss Technology and Fashion at Concordia Summit

Trendsetters Discuss Technology and Fashion at Concordia Summit

Emerging trends in fashion and technology were on the agenda today at the 2021 Concordia Annual Summit in New York. Speakers expressed a desire to change the status quo, in part as a way to move to

Climate
Climate Solutions and Innovations Lead the Way at Climate Week

Climate Solutions and Innovations Lead the Way at Climate Week

Women and young people were vocal and visible at today’s Climate Week sessions, particularly those on renewable energy and agriculture. Noteworthy among today’s many meetings was The Urban Energy Transition: Powering Green and Just Cities for

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