This year’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, commemorated during the current Ebola crisis, underscores the urgency of understanding what makes a pro-poor health policy successful and how to measure changes along the way.
Biofuels can be controversial because they are often produced from food crops or grown on farmland. But common seaweed, found in abundance around coastlines and clogging up beaches, is being transformed by scientists into a valuable raw material.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the international community to step up efforts to respond to the Ebola crisis, while the United Nations health agency warned of continuously deteriorating situation in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Renewable energy will make up half of sub-Saharan Africa’s power generation growth by 2040, says the International Energy Agency’s first major analysis of the region.
As some recovered towns in Spain show, small communities of committed people can turn abandonment into vitality, ruins into homes and inactivity into shared wealth.
Urban planners can help heal the emotional disconnect between city dwellers and their surroundings, which would aid cities in attaining sustainability goals, say experts.
Global health governance has become a hot topic in academia and politics, yet inadequate attention is being paid to regional level health response. Failure to address this gap will lead to uncoordinated responses to critical threats like Ebola. Developing results-oriented activities between WHO and regional organizations could go a long way toward fixing this, propose UNU researchers.
To exchange community-based solutions to environmental and cultural degradation and to the challenges of climate change that all the peoples of Northern Eurasia are facing, indigenous and local fishers from across the Arctic came together for The Festival of Northern Fishing Traditions.
Bold new actions to immediately tackle climate change were announced yesterday by government, business, finance and civil society leaders attending the Climate Summit convened by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Multinational oil and gas companies, major producing States and over two dozen cities today joined forces to slash methane emissions with a plan meant to quickly begin reducing global warming.
Increasing seasonal heat can push workers past their physiological limits, threatening occupational health and local economies. This fact should be included in the economic analysis of climate change costs, explains Tord Kjellstrom of the UNU International Institute for Global Health.
A sacred World Heritage tomb in Russia’s Altai mountains is tied to the fate of the local people.