New species of mangrove slug named after USM marine biologist
The Star, 31 July 2017
A marine biologist who helped to discover a species of mangrove swamp slug has the honour of getting it named after her.
SDG Report 2017 Provides Overview of Efforts to Achieve SDGs
SDG Knowledge Hub, 27 July 2017
'The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2017' provides an overview of the first two years of SDG implementation and finds that increased efforts are needed to achieve the Goals by 2030. The report was launched in tandem with the 'Global SDG Indicators Database.'
How The UN's Sustainable Development Goals Can Quietly Change Global Business
Ecosystem Marketplace, 25 July 2017
Forest carbon projects tap carbon markets to save and restore forests, and they work because carbon dioxide emissions are easy to quantify. But what about all those other good things forests do – like fortifying soil, replenishing groundwater, and boosting farmer incomes? That’s where the UN Sustainable Development Goals come in.
How 'catalytic philanthropy' could solve global waste
GreenBiz, 17 July 2017
The world faces a looming challenge of handling our waste, an increasing percentage of which is made of plastic, which simply does not go away.
UN to partner with 11 global banks to encourage climate transparency in financial markets
Climate Action Programme, 12 July 2017
UN Environment announced yesterday in a press release its new joint initiative to strengthen financial institutions’ assessment and disclosure of climate-related risks and opportunities, with eleven major banks.