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Exceeding expectations in Katowice

When ministers concluded negotiations on Sunday morning, 30 hours beyond the allotted time frame, a final deal on climate action at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 24) in Katowice,…  


Forest guardians

In Mexico, a country of megabiodiversity, communities and nature work to preserve each other  


Innovative finance for the Maldives’ sustainable development

Graduating to middle-income status in 2011, how can the Maldives source its SDG finance? Islamic finance, blended finance and blue economy provide an opportunity  


From holidays to homecoming

Moldova emigration in search of work is ranked 11th highest globally. Eco-tourism helps create jobs and reunite families  


Defending the coast

Liberia scales up efforts to protect coastal communities from rising seas  


Harmonious land

Ranching, extreme rainfall and drought have taken their toll on the Azuero Peninsula. A transformation to silvopastoral systems and sustainable practices strengthens both environment and community  


Is inclusive smarter than smart?

Concepts of Open Data/Gov and Smart Cities have gained traction in past years, but now raise the question 'smart for who?'  


Pairing a Malbec with smart investments

90 percent of Sun Juan's businesses are MSMEs. With new investment mechanisms, access to credit and sustainable practices they improve business productivity  


The quest for cities of peace

Local governments and civil society take the lead, tackling the roots causes of violence and conflict in urban areas  


Piecing together resilient cities

By 2030, 60% of people will make cities their home, coupled with the growing challenges ahead of us, we asked – how should future cities look like?  

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