Oxfam released its annual ‘shock and awe’ global economic disparity report at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, with revelations that “82% of new wealth last year went to the richest 1% – while the poorest half got nothing.” During the four days of last week’s meeting, Oxfam
It’s reassuring to look at the world thirty years out through the lens of the Global Goals (Sustainable Development Goals): These 17 identified priorities contextualize how we can collaboratively create a healthy and thriving world. SDG 2 Zero Hunger But as you look around, your gaze falls on a newspaper
By 2050, projections suggest that 2/3 of the world’s population will be residing in cities, a statistic that affirms the need to convert urban landscapes to sustainable, healthy, and environmentally prosperous environments. “Is future urbanization going to be a good thing or a bad thing?” asks filmmaker Oscar Boyson. “If
“The Dharma informs us, however, that craving, aversion, and delusion within the human mind are the root causes of vast human suffering … Climate change is perhaps humanity’s greatest teacher yet about how these mental forces, when unchecked in ourselves and our institutions, cause harm to other people and the
A CUNY report suggests that some 500,000 people could leave Puerto Rico following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. One month after the hurricane, 80% of the island remains without power, approximately 1/4 of its residents lack access to clean drinking water, and access to medical care is severely curtailed.
By 2050, experts predict the global need for fresh water will increase more than 40%, as 1/4 of the world’s 9.7 billion people reside in regions experiencing “chronic or recurrent” lack of clean water. Malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and heat stress could cause 250,000 additional deaths annually. 75% of the world
Young people from around the world are invited to share stories about their climate actions in 3-minute video presentations in the third annual Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change. The two themes this year, Climate friendly and resilient cities and Oceans and climate change, are highly important because by
If women hold up half the sky, why will it take over 138 years to close the gender pay gap? Why is the gap between men and women’s access to the Internet estimated to be 250M? Why are women and girls not only under-represented as tech “consumers” but as tech creators? A