SDG 17

  1. Time to face the facts

    ClimateGlobal

    COP28 is a pivotal moment for the Paris Agreement. The first global stocktake presents a comprehensive view of progress towards the goals of the agreement. The synthesis report released in September makes it clear we are falling well short. The science is clear and, collectively, we have the knowledge and resources to deliver. Now it is time for political leaders to unite behind a common plan to address the climate crisis

  2. Africa’s call for action on adaptation at COP28

    ClimateMiddle East and Northern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

    African nations have thrown down a united challenge to the world: developed countries must urgently partner with the continent to support a rapid increase in climate adaptation and sustainable development. After too many climate summits that have achieved agreement but fallen short on implementation, Africa needs COP28 to deliver on both

  3. Whose bioeconomy, whose knowledge, and whose profit?

    ClimateGlobal

    The nascent concept of “bioeconomy” offers a new sustainable paradigm where economic growth supports nature rather than plunders it. Can bioeconomies genuinely transform regions like the Amazon, plagued by decades of resource extraction and exploitation, in the face of powerful, global, corporate interests?

  4. Bridging the SDG funding gap in cities

    ClimateGlobal

    The global development finance system is failing cities, yet it is in urban centers where much of the work on climate action and sustainable development must happen. Bold, urgent, and practical solutions – including new, city-focused funds or institutions, MDB reform, and other global, national, and local reforms – could expand and improve urban SDG finance

  5. Can the Paris Agreement deliver climate justice?

    ClimateGlobal

    Eight years on, the Paris Agreement’s ambition to achieve climate justice appears woefully off course. Can the Sustainable Development Goals, with their emphasis on empowering the most vulnerable communities, help steer the COP process toward redressing the inequity of climate change?

  6. Clear regulation for sustainable finance

    ClimateGlobal

    Scratch beneath the surface, and so-called green investments often reveal to be contributing to environmentally harmful activities. With voluntary pledges shown wanting, governments and regulators must urgently mandate for better transparency and accountability in sustainable investing

  7. The perfect storm: how climate change and malaria converge

    ClimateGlobal, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Climate change is extending the reach of malaria. Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) is working with partners in malaria-endemic countries to adapt, anticipate, prevent, and treat the disease

  8. Wrestling with hypernumbers

    ClimateGlobal

    The promise of trillion-dollar sustainable finance initiatives rests on a triple fallacy: that we can make sense of them, that they are a measure of money that is available to finance or support climate-related causes, and that someone has structured and organized control over these amounts. It’s time to accept their extremely limited utility and move on