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Support Development Alternatives new campaign - “When She Learns, We All Earn”.

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Development Alternative   warmly invite you to join us in our unique new campaign, ‘Padhegi Wo toh Badhenge Hum’ in collaboration with NDTV.  Roughly, in English: “When She Learns, We All Earn”. The campaign provides a great opportunity for you to support us in helping marginalized women acquire the basic means for a better life – reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmetic, and life and livelihood skills – and achieve our aim to liberate and empower 4 million women in 4 years. Despite India’s enormous progress, the country is still home to three in five of the world’s non-literate women.   This lack of ability to read and write – or to calculate simple sums -- deprives not only the woman but also her family and community of their fundamental rights to better lives and livelihoods – and the nation of their ability to help build it. TARA Akshar+ is a highly efficient, scientific and hi-tech -- almost miraculous -- learning program that helps adults, particularly women from poor homes, quickly

Traveling around in 2030 - Next podcast episode available on the New Book - Tomorrow's People and New Technology

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Episode 3 on the new book Tomorrow's People and New Technology: Changing How We Live Our Lives By Felix Dodds, Carolina Duque Chopitea, Ranger Ruffins now out on Spotify.  Felix Dodds joins us again for this week’s episode to discuss everyone’s favorite hobby - travel. We talk about how travel might be more customized and sustainable by 2030. How can big data and the blockchain make travel a better experience for people and the planet? What will be the impact of self-driving transportation, AI and robotics, Augmented Reality on our travel. Find out on this week’s episode! Felix Dodds is co-author of the new book Tomorrow’s People and New Technology, which we are focusing on in our first seven episodes to imagine what life in 2030 might look like and how the emerging technologies over the next decade fit into the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Book description - Tomorrows People and New Technology "Though many books describe tech and AI’s impact on our future, few pa

Episode 2 on Home Life in 2030 now on Spotify's Sustainable Society Cafe

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“Humanity has understood the necessity to change the course of development. Nations have made their pledges in the form of SDGs and climate goals. The word progress has been reevaluated. To what extend we can succeed in this fundamental transformation in such a relatively short time, the jury is still out, but the clock is ticking. It is  a remarkable book  bringing closer to our daily lives what is at stake and how technological shift can and will influence our journey.  Excellent reading  for all who plan to spend the rest of their lives in the changing future." Ambassador Csaba Kőrösi,  director of the Office of the President of Hungary, former co-chair of the UN Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals Sustainable Society Cafe is a podcast for people interested in emerging technologies and how they fit into realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In our inaugural series of seven episodes, we unpack the new book Tomorrow’s People and New Technology by Fel

Capacity Building workshops for United Nations Environment Assembly-UNEA 5.2

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  Save the Date Please share with your networks   Building Meaningful and Effective Engagement by Major Group Stakeholders with the United Nations Environment Assembly-UNEA 5.2, and the Nations Environment Programme  Including matters pertaining to UNEP@50, Stockholhm+50, and Towards Resolution 73/333,  “Strengthening Environmental Governance and Law ” A Series of Online Webinars for Stakeholders in Each of the Six UNEP Regions Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future  (SF), with the support of the  United Nations Environment Programme’s  (UNEP) Civil Society Unit in Nairobi, invites you to take part in one of six new regional capacity-building webinars for  Major Group Stakeholders . Focused on the run-up to  UNEA 5.2 , the resumed session of UNEA-5 from 28 February to 2 March 2022, the webinars will also include content relevant to the Special Session of the Assembly on 3 - 4 March 2022, which is devoted to the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the creation of UN

Guest blog: Greta’s ‘blah blah blah’ is spot on Myth of a global green COVID recovery laid bare by policy tracker

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Guest Blog by the Green Economy Coalition: New research   launched today   shows  that two-thirds of countries have no or minimal green recovery policies in place. Analysis of 32 countries, and around US$11.1 trillion of economic support shows that only a small handful of rich countries are investing in a green economy as they emerge from the pandemic. The research undertaken by the Green Economy Coalition confirms that  Greta Thunberg's accusations  that politicians are making empty promises to ‘build back better’ or kick start a ‘green economy’ in the wake of COVID-19 are well founded. Sweden, France and now Spain are leading the race for a green recovery. Their recovery plans dedicate at least 40% towards low carbon infrastructure, applying environmental conditions to carbon-heavy industry bailouts and creating a green jobs programme for the long-term unemployed. But even these leaders are preoccupied with one-off low-carbon projects and are shying away from the urgent st

Podcasts for the new book Tomorrow's People and New Technology - Changing How We Live Our Lives

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  Tomorrow's People and New Technology - Changing How We Live Our Lives By Felix Dodds, Carolina Duque Chopitea, Ranger Ruffins is out on the 14th of  October.  The theme of the book is looking at 2030 and where we might be in terms of new technology. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is characterized by the emergence of new technologies that are blurring the boundaries between the physical, the digital, and the biological worlds.  This book allows readers to explore how these technologies will impact peoples’ lives by 2030. It helps readers to not only better understand the use and implications of emerging technologies, but also to imagine how their individual life will be shaped by them. The book provides an opportunity to see the great potential but also the threats and challenges presented by the emerging technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, posing questions for the reader to think about what future they want.  Emerging technologies, such as robotics, artificial in

The Glasgow Tourism Declaration

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Statement on signing The Glasgow Tourism Declaration, from the President of  SUNx Malta , Professor Geoffrey Lipman: “ The Glasgow Tourism Declaration  is a great start to improve sector climate response, and we are pleased to be an early signatory. It moves in the right direction, but it has to go further and it has to go faster. It builds on previous UNWTO Tourism & Climate Declarations in Djerba in 2003 and Davos in 2007. All good and well intentioned, but now we need much more to help to avert the “Code Red” Climate Crisis that all UN states are facing. To fully respond to the science and the extreme weather calamities around the world we need a DASH-2-Zero if we are to cross the finishing line in time. The Glasgow goal of a Net Carbon Zero travel industry by 2050 should shift to 2030, with a hard stop of all greenhouse gas emissions (carbon, nitrogen, sulphur, and methane compounds) by 2050. This will be our focus. What is very positive is the emphasis on measurement and recor