Green Digital Finance Alliance – LAUNCHED !!

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*by Simon Zadek, picture courtesy of UN Environment In Davos on the 20 January, 2017 – the ‘Green Digital Finance Alliance’, a ground-breaking initiative to harness digital technologies in catalyzing financing that addresses global environmental challenges, was launched at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland by its two founders, Ant Financial Services […]

Mr. Andrei Carabelea of Romania is the first Give Me 5 – “Champions for People and Planet” 2016 Award

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In commemoration of the first anniversary of the launch of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, The Give me 5 Campaign proudly announces the Give me 5- “Champions for People and Planet” 2016 Award for outstanding contribution and individual recognition to Mr. Andrei Carabelea, the President of “Sens Civic” Association in Romania, for his incredible contribution […]

How to make climate action really unstoppable

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The uncertainty that has brought the US election to the climate action arena has prompted a loud and unified voice coming from Marrakech, Morocco, where the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holds its 22nd Conference of the Patries (COP). This voice, which encompasses heads of states and respective representatives, civil society, private […]

The Financing Gap: Humanitarian and Defense Budgets vs. Development Budgets

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When analyzing the UN Sustainable Development Goals in their entirety,  as a holistic agenda to eradicate poverty and hunger, foster human development, human rights, and peace, and ensure environment and ecosystems’ health, the financing aspect becomes very relevant. The setting of Agenda 2030 and the SDGs is based on the premise of backcasting, or goal […]

2020 or Bust!

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Having spent the last two years engaged exclusively the situation of climate change and for the last year the COP21 climate change negotiations, I find myself in a world that is shockingly surreal, given the gravity of the situation. As I listen to the endless parade of heads of state, national delegates, humanitarians, artists, billionaires, […]

What I learned from the “Bag Monster”

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Every year we celebrate ‘World Environment Day’ on June 5th. A special day to give thanks for the riches of nature that make life on this planet an understated but beautiful mystery of diversity and symbiotic purpose – millions of species coexisting with seemingly one common purpose: perpetuating an ever-changing balance of life on the planet. The […]