Author

The Team

Browsing

Siraj Rival recently attended a conference in Singapore on AI and Healthcare and was left convinced that AI is so powerful it will lead to a revolution on how we handle health over the next decade. Since “Good Health and Wellbeing” is the third SDG this is quite important. Watch below to learn more! https://youtu.be/RmU2zUIkfio

Original Published in CGTN Africa The Sustainable Innovation Expo kicks off on Monday at the UN Environment Assembly in Kenya, where it will showcase over 42 technologies and innovative solutions from around the world. The Expo is the UN Environment Assembly’s solution-based platform for engaging innovators using exhibitions that reveal the latest technologies, panel discussions, and networking opportunities. The Expo’s objective is to find solutions for today’s problems by embracing a “forward-thinking culture that fosters…

Published in Weather.com The fourth session of United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) will take place from March 11-15 in Nairobi, Kenya. It is the highest-level environmental decision-making forum where several heads of states, environment ministers, CEOs, and activists deliberate on the issues plaguing the global environmental sustainability. India, over the years, has been an active participant in the global environmental negotiations and decision-making. This year too, it is reported that India will be leading two…

Originally Published in Newswire. While 17 per cent of current investment by large public corporations is already green, there’s an urgent need to mobilize even more capital to help build a lower-carbon and more sustainable economy. And while less than five per cent of 2017 corporate green investments were financed via certified green bonds, they have the potential to play a much larger role. Those are the key conclusions of a report released today by…

First Published in Vientiane Times. Germany has agreed to provide more than 487 billion kip (50 million Euro) to deepen cooperation with Laos as the country moves forward to fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals. The new funding was made available by Germany to support projects in the areas of rural development, environment and natural resources, sustainable economic development, and the rehabilitation of infrastructure in Attapeu province. Agreements were signed in Vientiane yesterday during a visit…

Why the UK government must include a broader group of stakeholders and communities to unearth the innovation required to drive UN SDGs Originally Published in The Innovation Enterprise. That the modern world can be a challenging place to live and work is something that few would dispute. Whether it’s poverty, hunger, gender inequality or climate change, the planet is facing a wide range of challenges that must be addressed if its long-term future is to…

Originally Published in Cranfield University. Cranfield University will be leading an international project to look at how better and more integrated river management could help deliver UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The project, ‘Social-economic-environmental trade-offs in managing the land-river-interface’, will support the design of integrated and sustainable policies and offer practical solutions for improved river and surrounding land management that helps deliver improved sustainability. With improved management, the Cranfield team believe that rivers and the surrounding…

Originally Published on Sustainable Brands. Almond, a groundbreaking economic framework that aims to tackle the world of sustainable consumer goods, rewards those who make an effort to purchase sustainable products and help to combat cheap consumer goods. Almond has taken the next step in its growth trajectory by partnering with global investment platform TokenMarket. The partnership comes as part of Almond’s plans to launch its own Security Token Offering (STO), as well as its own centralized stablecoin later this year. Launched…

First Published in Singularity Hub. In 2015 the UN established 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be met by 2030. From universal access to clean water and education to gender equality and strong institutions, achieving the SDGs would mean a higher quality of life for people all over the world, and most importantly, for the poor and vulnerable. A handful of countries are on track to meet SDG targets, but many more are lagging behind. Achieving the SDGs is challenge…

Originally Published in the UNDP Blog Artificial Intelligence is frequently in the headlines these days, sometimes portrayed in apocalyptic terms as the technology that will take over our jobs or even our lives. But what if it could also become a valuable tool in the worldwide efforts to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals? Already, AI capabilities are being used in various ways to further societal goals. After the passage of Hurricane Harvey in 2017,…