Up to 65 percent of the world's land is held by Indigenous Peoples and communities. Yet most of it is unmapped and not formally demarcated, and therefore invisible to the world.
The unveiling of the Sustainable Development Goals next week will be a milestone moment for our collective future. Peter Hazlewood and Mathilde Bouyè explain how the SDGs can be truly transformative.
A new documentary tells the story of how Ethiopia’s people restored vast areas of degraded land to productivity.
The new Sustainable Development Goals, set to be finalized this September, pose a challenge: How do we make sure that all of those responsible follow through on them? In a voluntary agenda, how do we inject accountability?
This week Pope Francis issues his long awaited Encyclical on Climate Change, which should galvanize support for climate action for the Catholic community and well beyond.
A recent event at the Vatican showed how economic growth, climate action and poverty alleviation can occur simultaneously.
The international community has a rare opportunity in 2015 to confront two linked global challenges: extreme poverty and climate change. Success will depend on whether or not we can develop a new model for global cooperation.
Poverty alleviation and environmental protection have historically moved on parallel tracks. This year’s Earth Day highlights a new direction: Its theme is global citizenship, with a goal of economic growth and sustainability.
Between now and September 2015, when heads of state will gather for the UN General Assembly, we have a historic chance to set the world on a more sustainable path that will eradicate poverty and enhance prosperity for all.
Over the coming months, however, leaders must work together to set the world on the right course to realize this vision.
A recent UN report highlights the need to examine the role of development finance institutions in sustainable development, but it leaves open the question of whether member states should call for a review process.
Here’s a perspective on some of the outstanding negotiation challenges.