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.
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.
Global leaders at COP26 need to understand what is at stake for each nation and build trust to achieve a successful outcome.
By looking at environmental outcomes to estimate the impact of cooperation on CO2 transport emissions, a new study provides evidence which local governments can use to initiate action that addresses urban environmental concerns.
In order to tackle the growing connections between climate change and conflict, the UN must undergo an organisational shift to connect different actors at local, national, regional, and global levels.
Recent public opinion surveys spotlight overwhelming support for climate action and indicate the shared values of urban communities that could shape equitable, ethical development.
To combat climate change, we need to value and measure our collective well-being, the sustainability of our actions, and the ability of our production to contribute to a cycle rather than an endless output of carbon.
The introduction of additional benefits in 2021 will be fundamental to protecting poor households in sub-Saharan Africa as they face a continuing COVID-19 crisis, slow vaccination campaigns, and generally low levels of social protection.
UNU research in the context of COVID-19 indicates that governments must shape social protection and small business support policies that protect informal workers from the consequences of the pandemic.
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.
A new research partnership is spotlighting the need to create spaces of safety and support for women who migrate to escape violence and oppression.
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.
Twenty years after their adoption, the Palermo Protocols can make use of new technology to combat the roots of human trafficking by identifying hotspots, patterns, and factors that exacerbate vulnerabilities beyond gender.
Although Chinese investment in Africa has helped spark economic growth and improve social outcomes across the continent, new research reveals that Chinese projects often seem to go hand in hand with civil protests.
Water scarcity issues have been vexing experts for decades, but the experiences in many countries clearly suggest an urgent paradigm shift of water management and use is needed to ensure global taps don’t run dry sooner than we expect.