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The value of local action in tackling our planetary emergency

Indigenous peoples and local communities offer the best hope for solutions to our planetary emergency.  


Turning dung into gold

Biogas changes the lives of Guinean farmers and their families.  


Responding to non-communicable diseases during and beyond COVID-19

The world's leading source of premature deaths is being compounded by a pandemic.  


Fresh local food in Botswana: "We are ready to meet this demand."

Farmers adopt new techniques to weather climate change.  


International Democracy Day

Reflections on the unique circumstances we find ourselves in this year and the consequences COVID-19 is having on governance, state-society relations, and human rights.  


A new future for health

Rising to the challenges and opportunities of a once-in-a-century pandemic  


How unlocking private investment can shape a climate smart and sustainable future

A critical challenge to unlocking the low-carbon and climate resilient transition has been the chronic lack of financing.  


Giving vulnerable Bangladeshis the resources to cope with climate change

A densely populated, low-lying country dominated by floodplains, the country is exceptionally vulnerable to extreme weather.  


Mozambique city suffers from coal pollution

An open pit mine near a residential neighbourhood has adverse health consequences.  


COVID-19 in Karbala: The faces of the frontline response

Coupled with already high unemployment the impact of the pandemic on the social and economic stability of Iraq is critical.  

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