With EVs pegged as the future of transportation, there are still preconditions, risks, and strategic opportunities to be considered by countries endowed with the natural resources essential for EV manufacturing.
As climate change worsens, and with populations rising worldwide, conventional water sources are not enough to meet growing freshwater demand in water-scarce areas.
UNU research on ten indicators of water security reveals that dozens of African countries have made gains over the past three to five years, but nearly half have made no progress and the continent as a whole progressed only by one percent.
A new flood mapping tool and forthcoming artificial intelligence-driven models will generate current and future flood risk maps for three climate change scenarios at the city, district, and river basin levels.
Because data collection and data value is centred in Global North countries, the gap widens for the Global South where overcoming development challenges like water scarcity, flood risk, and drought depends on the ability to create actionable information and knowledge.
In order to more effectively measure and address global water insecurity, water security standards must be more clearly defined and quantified, and need to relate directly to the number, type, and scale of problems.
Monitoring wastewater for COVID-19 provides real-time community insights into viral spread, offering an early warning system for outbreaks and enabling timely preventative and coping measures.
Indonesian youth are pushing against tobacco use in the only South-East Asian country that is not a signatory to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
Following the first International Migration Review Forum in May, it’s essential to identify policy processes that put equality at the centre of implementation of the Global Compact on Migration.
From extreme weather events and freshwater scarcity, to drought and high temperatures, South-East Asia is already heavily impacted by climate change, but the region has the potential to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Only 15% of people in low-income countries have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and even where vaccines are available, access and uptake are impeded by gender-related barriers and inequities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed governments towards digital interventions to enhance the efficiency, resilience, and inclusivity of public services, but these efforts still need to focus on understanding citizen data and translating insights into decision-making.
As post-COVID cities build back better, tackling the corruption that impedes progress on urban issues will require a sustained ethos of care, community spirit, and selflessness that emerged during the pandemic.
The exuberant renewal of life that spring brings to Kanazawa has long had socio-cultural and aesthetic importance. Kanazawa’s rise as a flourishing cultural centre was made possible by the diversity of the surrounding ecosystems that the city’s residents learned to manage in a sustainable way.
Covering more than 70% of the planet and producing at least 50% of earth’s oxygen, the ocean is of paramount importance in our daily choices about climate and consumption, and our efforts to protect natural resources.
Recognising that women’s rights are human rights, a shared agenda between strengthening women’s reproductive health and building climate change resilience is needed to achieve a sustainable tomorrow and ensure that no one gets left behind.
The political leadership of the world’s most powerful, polluting states should seize the opportunity to act on their promises today, not only accelerating their action on climate, but seeing the value of the proposals in the UN Secretary-General’s Our Common Agenda initiative.