A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns climate change is drastically altering the chemistry of the world’s oceans, threatening marine life and seafood supplies, and fueling cyclones and floods putting hundreds of millions of people living in coastal regions in danger.
16 year old Climate Change Activist Greta Thunberg attacked world leaders at the UN’s Climate Summit this week for their failure to take serious action to combat the climate crisis, telling them ‘You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.’
UN secretary general António Guterres says recent action by countries and business combined with the global youth climate movement, have made him hopeful the world has hit a ‘turning point’ on the climate crisis.
European Investment Bank (EIB) president Werner Hoyer announced more than USD $1.1 trillion in climate action and environmental sustainable investment for the next decade at the UN General Assembly this week.
130 banks representing one-third of the world’s banking industry have signed the new Principles for Responsible Banking, pledging to move away from a purely profit focused model to one taking into account the social and environment impacts of their operations.
African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina has announced the AfDB will no longer finance coal projects at the UN Climate Action Summit.
The United Nations are partnering with insurers and other public groups to help the world’s poorest countries recover from natural disasters that may become a more regular occurrence. As much as USD $5 billion in insurance capacity will be made available to 20 developing countries through the program.
A new report from the International Council on Clean Transportation warns emissions from global air travel may be increasing more than 1.5 times as fast as the UN’s estimate, with increased demand far outstripping efforts by airlines to improve fuel efficiency.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has accused the Tanzanian Government of withholding clinical information on suspected Ebola cases, saying the lack of transparency is hindering WHO’s ability to respond to the outbreak.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed 27 prominent global figures to lead the Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement which was setup to eradicate malnutrition.
Kristalina Georgieva has been officially selected as the new Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) making her the first leader of the IMF from an emerging economy.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the ‘most comprehensive agreement ever’ on global health following the UN Political Declaration on universal health coverage (UHC).
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced £1.3 billion in new climate change and biodiversity funds at the UN General Assemble in New York. The announcement has drawn a mixed response from aid experts who welcomed the new environmental focus but see the funds as tied aid. Experts have also questioned the decision to count the funds as part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance contributions.
The Trump Administration’s nominee for CEO of the new U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Adam Boehler, looks set to be confirmed by the Senate after an uneventful confirmation hearing.
The Trump Administration has announced it will resume foreign assistance programs in the Northern Triangle which support US interests following a ‘leadership commitment’ from Central American governments to do more to respond to the migration crisis.
25 of Sweden’s largest financial groups are joining together to form ‘The Swedish National Advisory Board for Impact Investing’, a new organisation designed to help foster conditions for impact investing in the country.
The UK government pledged to spend an extra £600 million on family planning programmes over the next five years with most of the money being given to the UNFPA.
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Devex has put together an interactive analysis of the EU’s budget framework to see how the EU has channeled funds for various causes and projects in recent years.
Organisers have announced the inaugural World Poverty Forum. The Forum, which has been nicknamed ‘Davos with the poor’, which will look to bring world leaders and policymakers together with people living in poverty in order to give the world’s poorest a voice in global discussions about how the rich and powerful can help the poor.
The US Government is reviewing USD $125 million in grants given to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) following reports anti-poaching forces the WWF has been funding have committed violent crimes including rape and murder.
The Nigerian Army has ordered Action Against Hunger to close its main office in Maiduguri for ‘aiding and betting terrorism’. The army has accused the charity of supplying terrorists with food and drugs, a charge Action Against Hunger has denied.