Morocco’s ambitious plans for wind power in Western Sahara have drawn international praise, but alarm some locals who worry wind farm development will deepen occupation of their land and further divide the country’s natural resources without their consultation.
Negotiations regarding a legal framework for the oceans — an area covering roughly half the Earth’s surface — are being dominated by OECD members.
For India to meet its goal of eliminating open defecation, it will need cooperation between a diverse variety of systemic actors, generation of knowledge products, and community engagement to build safe toilets and use them well.
An interview with a migrant woman in urban Bangladesh provides a glimpse of the losses and challenges people face due to climatic stress, and demonstrates why non-economic loss and damage is an important part of the climate change agenda.
Habitat III is an opportunity to pave the way for culturally and contextually sensitive solutions to the challenges of rapid urbanisation in small island developing states.
Building “resilience” is a common development goal, but the concept’s varied interpretation presents many challenges when moving from notion to political discourse and sound policy.
An emerging rural-urban disparity in carbon emissions demonstrates how equal access to resources should form the bedrock of future urbanisation and climate governance.
A look at Kanazawa’s cityscape and richness of crafts that have developed in response to winter — snapshots of how climate and natural environment influence material culture and lifestyles.
A look at October–November 2016 developments in state diplomacy, funding, alliances and policy in response to a continuing surge of international migration.
Despite the recent UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, tensions surrounding the movement of refugees and migrants remain high. Renewed efforts to stem the flow of irregular migrants could have a negative impact on those in need of protection.
With the world’s attention fixed on migration, it is vital that Habitat III and the New Urban Agenda usher in a new narrative on urban development that centres on promoting migrants’ inclusion in cities.
Outcomes from the recent UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants and the US-hosted Leaders’ Summit on the Global Refugee Crisis are encouraging indicators that governments are developing a more unified approach to addressing large movements of migrants and refugees.
Does migration cause development or vice versa? There is often a misunderstanding — or even a wilful ignorance — about the linkages between the two.
UNU Junior Fellow Bavo Stevens looks at some of the prevailing models of migration governance and the challenges presented by fragmented migration policy perspectives among nations, regions and global forums.