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As a financial inclusion tool, mobile credit can create access for consumers with no formal financial footprint.
Smart cities are preparing for autonomous vehicles with mobility technology.
Two weeks of climate talks in Bonn this month made little progress on the disputes that have been lingering since the Paris Agreement of 2015.
Companies caught up in Peru’s biggest timber scandal likely knew that their exports from the Amazon rainforest were illegal, according to undercover footage captured by the watchdog GSN working in the area, Global Witness.
The World Economic Forum has released its new report on migration and the world’s cities covering the different types and causes of migration, with a particular focus on its impact on cities around the world and how they can be better prepared.
A massive reforestation effort in the Brazilian region of the Amazon is being undertaken through a GSN partnership between between Conservation International, the Brazilian Ministry of Environment, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the World Bank, the Brazilian Biodiversity Fund (Funbio) and Rock in Rio’s environmental arm, “Amazonia Live.”
Economic growth may come from rural areas, as food production and job creation come from agricultural opportunities. According to a new United Nations agriculture agency report released Monday.
According to the UN, 2 billion people face the biggest global threat: water scarcity.
If every city with a population over 100,000 stepped up, they could account for 40 percent of the reductions required.
Around the globe the poor are living in the path of climate change. The 2017 hurricane season is far from over, and already the impact of the season’s storms has disproportionally affected the most marginalized populations in the US as well.
Infant and maternal tetanus has officially been eliminated from the Americas this year, the Pan American Health Organization announced.
Dubai could soon become the first government to execute all implementable transactions on blockchain, hoping to reach the goal by 2020. “Private sector enterprises, which stand to gain due to potential synergies with the government, are also gearing up and early...
Climate change may have played a role in the raging flood damage of Hurricane Harvey’s fury or the severity of the recent droughts that have decimated farmers, but storms and droughts are a fact of life in Texas. However, they have become more destructive, in part, because there is more to destroy as key zoning for resilience is missing.
In the midst of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, the world’s worst cholera outbreak is raging with no end in sight.
Financial inclusion has left a “missing middle” across the developing world. Microfinance programs and larger-sized financial products leave a “missing middle” in which both jobs and dollars are lost in struggling economies.
Forests are the heroes of solving climate change. They have been absorbing fossil fuel emissions, and have the potential to absorb more. But when forests are cleared, they are as bad as smokestacks. Cut forests release carbon back into our challenged environment. The dual role of forests in the realm of climate action is a critical paradox in the climate change debate.
Until Washington is ready to get back onto the global team that is working to combat climate change, states are leading the climate initiatives.
Launches of smart contracts to track food quality can change the industry significantly.