Climate Change


How Developing Nations Are Harnessing Green Technologies

By: Julie Potyraj Tamil Nadu is a state on the southern tip of India steeped in history. Its countless fishing villages near the Bay of Read More

Our favorite Hub Originals from 2016

In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of our favorite Hub Originals from 2016. The Global Health Hub publishes original pieces from writers engaged in global Read More

Thoughts After 22 Years of Consumption and Organizing a Food System Symposium

Sarah Dwyer is passionate about developing a multidisciplinary understanding of the ways that food affects health through her work with a community-led nutrition education program Read More


WHO’s Announcement Of New Leadership Cabinet, New Priorities Brings ‘Valuable Momentum To…

The Lancet: WHO launches new leadership, new priorities Editorial Board “WHO’s Director-General, Dr. Tedros, last week launched his new cabinet to widespread acclaim. … The announcement also translated Tedros’s verbal promises into structural commitments. New priorities include Universal Health Coverage, climate change, and access to medicines.

Investments In Girls’ Education Will Help Improve Women’s Reproductive Health, Mitigate…

Brookings Institution: Promote girls’ reproductive rights in order to ensure equitable climate action In this blog post, the second in a series related to a new paper on girls’ education and climate change, Christina Kwauk, postdoctoral fellow, and Amanda Braga, research analyst, both at the Brookings Center for Universal Education, discuss the role of girls’…More

Good Governance Most Important Factor In Responding, Building Resilience To Climate-,…

The Conversation: Somalia conflict and famine: the causes are bad governance, not climate change Hakim Abdi, geographer and sustainability scientist at Lund University “The link between climate change and violent conflict is a complex one. In specific circumstances changing weather patterns may lead to conflict. … But the links are often exaggerated and oversimplified. Somalia…More

Politics, Inequities Present Barriers To Achieving SDGs

Project Syndicate: Politics in the Way of Progress J. Bradford DeLong, professor at the University of California at Berkeley and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research “There are 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to tackle problems including poverty, hunger, disease, inequality, climate change, ecological degradation, and many others…More

IMF Urges Wealthy Nations To Assist Poor Countries In Addressing Climate Change

The Guardian: Do more to help poor nations cope with climate change, IMF tells rich countries “The International Monetary Fund has told rich countries they must do more to help poor nations cope with climate change or suffer from the weaker global growth and higher migration flows that will inevitably result. In a chapter released…More

Policies Should Help Equip Local Farmers To Adapt To Climate Change

HuffPost: A Recipe to End Hunger: Food Policies that Adapt to Climate Change Joan, Josep, and Jordi Roca, chefs and goodwill ambassadors at UNDP working with the SDG Fund “…On small farms across the globe, food and agriculture are the primary drivers of development and poverty reduction. Without more climate-resilient food systems, we risk even…More

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Global Business Forum To Aid Creation Of Development Partnerships

Devex: Bloomberg says Global Business Forum will push new aid partnerships, climate solutions “The new Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Global Business Forum will act as a powerful platform for people to make major deals and launch influential dialogues on development, politics, and climate change, Michael Bloomberg, owner of Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies, told Devex. … Bloomberg…More

International Cooperation, Optimism Necessary To Confront Global Development Challenges, Obama…

Agence France-Presse/New Vision: Obama: ‘No One Nation’ Can Confront Global Development Challenges “Former U.S. President Barack Obama said nations must cooperate to confront some of world’s most pressing challenges, including climate change, poverty, disease, and discrimination. ‘The biggest problems we confront — no one nation is going to be able to solve on its own…More

International Community Must Do More To Address Global Health Impacts Of Climate Change,…

TIME: Climate Change Is Already Making People Sicker “Climate change is a central issue at this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with multiple high-level meetings on the issue happening amid several devastating natural disasters. … The impact of climate change on global health is also becoming increasingly clear. … Leaders at the U.N. say…More

Blog Post Highlights Studies Examining Impact Of Climate On Reproductive, Maternal Health

The rest is here: Blog Post Highlights Studies Examining Impact Of Climate On Reproductive, Maternal Health

How Developing Nations Are Harnessing Green Technologies

By: Julie Potyraj Tamil Nadu is a state on the southern tip of India steeped in history. Its countless fishing villages near the Bay of Read More

WHO Releases Several Fact Sheets On SDG Health Targets In WHO European Region

WHO: Fact sheets on Sustainable Development Goals: health targets WHO released 12 fact sheets on health targets in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including antimicrobial resistance, child and adolescent health, climate change, essential medicine, immunization systems, malaria, measles and rubella, mental health, polio, sexual and reproductive health, tuberculosis, and viral hepatitis. These fact sheets “present…More

Senate Committee Approves FY18 SFOPs Appropriations Bill, Votes To Reinstate UNFPA Funding,…

Devex: Senate committee backs reversal of Mexico City policy “The Senate appropriations committee unanimously approved a foreign aid funding bill that contains limited budget cuts, including amendments to both repeal the Mexico City policy — the so-called ‘global gag rule’ — and provide $10 million in climate change-related funding. The gag rule repeal is still…More

Better Risk Management Needed For Worsening Storm, Flooding Events

Brookings Institution’s “Future Development”: Building better defenses against rising floods and storms Noting the recent flooding in Texas, Bangladesh, Nepal, and India, Vinod Thomas, author and visiting professor at the National University of Singapore, writes, “[A]s climate change intensifies these hydro-meteorological events, the only lasting response is to step up risk management, which includes mitigation…More

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