Universities from around the world are moving in the right direction in terms of meeting the challenges of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but there are still mountains to climb, participants at the first general conference of the International Association of Universitie
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Proposed Saudi Arabian smart city The Line appears to have been lifted straight from a science fiction film. Stretching 170 kilometres in length across the middle of the desert, The Line features mirrored skyscrapers looming more than 500 metres tall, with flying passenger pods swooping among them.
The meeting was the first time the international community has gathered since COP26 in Glasgow, where Parties committed to develop a work programme to speed up cuts in their emissions in this critical decade before 2030, with the aim of keeping global average temperature rise to below 1.5 degrees Ce
The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I. Saturday, April 9, 2022. — The University of the West Indies (The UWI) in collaboration with the Open Society University Network (OSUN) recently hosted a webinar on the Caribbean’s need for climate justice. The virtual engagement held on March 30 was part
Universities are key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda. Applications are now open for the Higher Education and the SDGs Challenge Grants to fund collaborative work around the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Open to professional and academic staff at ACU member univer
UN scientists have unveiled a plan that they believe can limit the root causes of dangerous climate change. A key UN body says in a report that there must be "rapid, deep and immediate" cuts in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Global emissions of CO2 would need to peak within three years to stave off
Image and story from Cyprusmedianet.com The Joint Fund for the Sustainable Development Goals announced on Monday an additional investment of 54.5 million dollars for projects in five countries, in order to direct efforts to achieve sustainable development. “The Fund is positioned to bridge the gap
L-R: Host of the reception, Norwegian Ambassador to Jamaica, Her Excellency Beate Stirø, Professor at UiB, Kerim Nisancioglu, Pro Vice-Chancellor Global Affairs at The UWI, Dr. Stacy Richards-Kennedy and Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, the Honourable, Kamina Johnson-Smith.
By Ivana Kottasová and Angela Dewan , CNN More than 100 world leaders representing over 85% of the planet's forests committed on Tuesday to ending and reversing deforestation and land degradation by 2030, in the first substantial deal announced at the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow. Among the nat
Leaders of the G7 pose for a group photo at the G7 Summit in Cornwall, England. Friday, June 11, 2021. | Patrick Semansky/Pool/AP By Brady Dennis and Steven Mufson September 19, 2021 As world leaders gather at the United Nations this week, they face no shortage of divisive issues: An ongoing
Key themes in the Cop26 climate summit will be explored on different days, a new timetable for the United Nations conference shows. After kicking off with the World Leaders Summit on November 1 and 2, each day will focus on a different theme, beginning with finance, energy and then youth and public
The UWI partnered with the University of the South Pacific (USP) and the United Nations Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) to host a side event at COP25 in Madrid, Spain on “Perspectives on implementing evidence-based climate finance”. UWI was represented by Dr. Donovan Campbell, regio
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is organizing a series of virtual workshops to explore, learn and discuss emerging policies, scientific discoveries, technological trends, and innovations towards a sustainable Blue Economy. World-renowned experts will share their experiences and per
The Global University Consortium on SDG 13, in partnership with UNDESA proudly hosted a symposium on Research & Innovation 4 Climate Action at the 2019 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) held at the UN Secretariat, New York, on Friday 12 July, 2019. Against the backdrop of the HLPF, this side-event a
Prestigeonline.com NEW YORK, Dec 1 - Investments into protecting and better managing the world's ecosystems need to reach $384 billion a year by 2025, more than double their current levels, to guard against the threats of climate change and loss of natural resources, the U.N.'s environment watchdog
Photo compliments: ideas.ted.com The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) though Ireland’s development cooperation programme, Irish Aid, and the Marine Institute (MI) have established a new programme called ‘Our Shared Ocean’ to support research, knowledge exchange and capacity building in partnershi