Action for SDGs

Aligning to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals This year marks the start of the Decade of Action to deliver the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. It is a critical period to accelerate responses to the world’s greatest challenges – from ensuring food security to reversing climate change. https://corporate.dow.com/en-us/seek-together/2019-sustainability-report-case-study.html

Food Loss and Waste

We really need to work on this unethical disregard … more than 50% of all food is lost or wastd beore it reaches our plates. 29 September is the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste http://www.fao.org/international-day-awareness-food-loss-waste

Low bio

All 20 biodiversity targets missed as pollution, climate change rage on: UN report https://www.cbd.int/gbo/gbo5/publication/gbo-5-spm-en.pdf

This unequal world of ours

What’s causing climate change, in 10 charts. Different ways of looking at the problem – we live in an unequal world. https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/21428525/climate-change-west-coast-fires-cause-charts

COVID-19 and the SDGs

Covid-19 and the global economy: role of SDGsThe UN’s Sustainable Development Goals will become even more significant in the post-pandemic economy Read full article:https://asiatimes.com/2020/08/covid-19-and-the-global-economy-role-of-sdgs/

COVID, Life and all that …

Restrictions in human interaction have helped to avoid suffering and death from COVID-19, but have also created many socioeconomic hardships [PDF]. https://www.nature.com/articles/s43017-020-0079-1.pdf

Three Informal Sector and COVID-19

This is how COVID-19 is affecting informal workers – World Economic Forum blog https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/07/coronavirus-impact-informal-workers-world-bank/

The food climate

G20 diets have a disproportionate impact on our climate and health. Who is leading and what is needed to ensure the necessary greenhouse gas emission cuts are made? Read new report – https://eatforum.org/knowledge/diets-for-a-better-future/

Nature-led economies

World Economic Forum report, “The Future of Nature and Business” looks at the opportunities of a nature-led economy that could create $10trn a year and 400 million jobs. http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_The_Future_Of_Nature_And_Business_2020.pdf

Green trees!

15 Astounding Facts About Trees: It’s hard to overstate the importance of trees. Their debut more than 300 million years ago was a turning point for Earth, helping transform its surface into a bustling utopia for land animals. Read full article