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 […]

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 […]

The Value of Water

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Population growth, increasing demand, climate change and declining water supplies present a short- and medium-term outlook where water stress and shortages may keep arising. Water stress is a situation that arises “… when water demand is more important than the amount available for a specified period or when it is restricted by its low quality.” […]

The Present Value of Future Generations

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The devastation and estimated casualties nearing 100 million human beings by the end of the Second World War led world leaders to work together and create a common institution for peace, development, and human rights: The United Nations (UN). Poverty, increasing inequalities, natural disasters, climate change, environmental degradation, social decay, conflict, and other calamities have […]