Friday, April 19, 2019

Climate change: Time is running out

As global temperatures continue to rise, climate action is lagging and the window of opportunity is closing. On Sunday, 2 December the United Nations...

Future of Economic Growth

Last month, I wrote about the growing divide between economic theory and real-world economic conditions, and reminded readers that economics is still a social...

Sustaining the Planet for our Future Generations

In the digital age and present context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), we often hear about ‘big data’ and the ‘Internet of Things...

A Low-Carbon Belt and Road

Discussions about climate action nowadays often focus on the largest past and current emitters. But, if one looks to the future, the biggest climate...

Right Investments to Address the Human Capital Crisis

For 75 years, the World Bank has been at the forefront of development, helping countries make smart investments to prepare their citizens for the...

Beyond the Traditional Family

Last month, Pope Francis traveled to Abu Dhabi, where he met Ahmed el-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar (Al-Azhar University is the leading Sunni...

The world is ready for change

Climate change for many is not a subject of grave concern. They believe they have no role in arresting climate change. But for a...

Latest Climate Science Must Mobilize, not Paralyse Us

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations body tasked with providing scientific evidence and consensus on climate change and its implications...

Who Needs More White Saviors?

Comic Relief is a British charity that raises money for disadvantaged people both in the United Kingdom and overseas. Every two years, it holds...

Climate Justice Versus Populism

The first polls are in. The upcoming European Parliament elections could deliver up to 25 percent of seats to Euroskeptic right-wing populist forces like...

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