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Canada is the free-est, and Indonesia’s economy is booming. UK is the Entrepreneurial leader in Europe, and safety is a growing concern for the US. Surprisingly, sub-Saharan Benin, struggling in all other areas, makes the top 30 for personal freedom.
100 Resilient Cities (100RC), and the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge are pioneering programs to help cities develop resilience to the physical, social, and economic challenges of life in the 21st century.
The CloudFactory formula —to increase income while reducing brain drain—could be deployed in the migrant camps that are springing up as a result of the European refugee crisis. Used laptops combined with wifi could be all the infrastructure that is required.
The first post in a series on deep collaboration strategies for deep decarbonization in support of UN Sustainable Development Goal #13
Using data from the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), a Finnish data visualization site, Lucify, created a stunning interactive graphic that shows the magnitude of the refugee crisis.
1/3 of the global population is on the wrong side of the digital divide, without the ability to go online regularly.
The effects of human activity have led to significant climate change that may cause the Middle East to experience weather events during which conditions would exceed temperatures that would be tolerable for humans.
The Oslo city council have announced a plan to ban cars from central Oslo by 2019 as part of a platform focused on environmental issues and the challenges of climate change.
A 7-year old who lost his parents on a rainy night in Serbia, has the dubious honor of being the youngest refugee to make it to the German border alone.
A new study from the Pew Research Center looks at the flow of migrants into the US in the last hundred years.
Digital India, a top initiative of Indian Prime Minister Modi’s, aims to empower every Indian with digital access and the knowledge and information that such access implies.
Earlier this month officials and representatives from cities around the world announced an ambitious assortment of carbon emissions targets, clean energy partnership proposals and a new initiative for transpacific climate diplomacy.
The Internet of Things will streamline our world, save us time, improve our health, slow climate change. It makes our cars smart, our media social and our electronics networked. Life is super-connected in the 21st century—what could go wrong? Malicious hacking, that’s a big one; we all worry about the hackers getting our data. And this week, the biggest car company in the world showed us another one: cheating the code.
This week the UN Sustainable Development Summit will convene at UN headquarters in New York. World leaders from 193 nations will be asked to commit to 17 Global Goals in three broad categories—end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate...
Richard Curtis, the film-maker known for hits like Love Actually and Bridget Jones's Diary, as well as for his work with Comic Relief, is the founder of Project Everyone, a collaboration with the UN to give prominence to the Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs...
ACCCRN, or the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network, connects people to build inclusive Urban Climate Change Resilience (UCCR). They are focused on building capacity, connecting practitioners, and providing a platform for sharing knowledge and advancing...
In a few days the international community will meet to endorse the Sustainable Development Goals as well as 2030 targets to eradicate poverty, tackle inequalities, and protect the planet. Realizing the ambition of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will...
Luum is a cloud-based software platform that addresses urban congestion caused by automobile commutation. Businesses, tenants, or students can engage the software to optimize parking, create commuter services, manage demand and change behaviour. Learn more about Luum...