Tag: sustainable development goals

Challenges Abound as World Population Reaches 8 Billion

The global population reached 8 billion people in November. According to the United Nations, the moment underscores the need for humanity to look beyond the numbers and meet its shared responsibility to protect people and the planet, starting… Read More

UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) Takes Action

The 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), that took place in the Egyptian coastal city of Sharm el-Sheikh, concluded on Nov. 20 with a historic decision to establish and… Read More

Winners of UN SDG Action Awards

The winners of this the 2022 United Nations SDG Action Awards were announced at a ceremony in Bonn, Germany. The awards sought initiatives that mobilize, inspire, and connect people to drive action towards a more sustainable future on a healthy planet —… Read More

The SDG Moment: Update from the United Nations

The SDG Moment serves to place an annual spotlight on the Sustainable Development Goals and will be held at the beginning of the United Nation’s General Assembly’s High-Level Week. It takes place as the world faces a deepening… Read More

Highlights from Sustainability Live 2022

Throughout the two-day Sustainability Live event, attendees heard from 60 speakers from various corporations. The event brought global of business leaders together — in-person and virtually.

IPCC Report: Half Measures on Climate Change Are No Longer an Option

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change, released a report yesterday that concluded that human-induced climate change is causing dangerous and widespread disruption in nature and… Read More

United Nations Sustainable Development Events in 2022

The United Nations has eight global events planned in 2022 to focus on sustainable development. The events will focus on everything from climate change and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to the need to safeguard the world’s… Read More

Past 7 Years: Hottest Ever on Record

The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), which is supported by the European Union, has released new data showing that the past seven years globally were the seven warmest on record. Globally, noted a C3S report, 2021 was the… Read More

UN Leads Effort To Reduce Dependence on Fossil Fuels

The United Nations is urging the world to speed-up the worldwide transition to cleaner forms of energy and end the use of coal, if we are to stand a chance of limiting temperature rises. According to the UN,… Read More

Secretary-General Warns That More Effort Is Needed in Fight Against Hunger

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said the world is off-track in its efforts to meet the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of ending hunger by 2030. Guterres noted that hunger increased in 2020. Between 720 and 811 million people… Read More