The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call on the nations of the world to meet grand challenges on poverty, education, health, and the environment. Currently, many of the 50 U.S. states are falling short. The “America’s Goals Report Card” scores the states on seven SDGs, including issues like worker rights and healthcare. In most cases, the [...]

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Chad Bown, Peterson Institute for International Economics Senior Fellow, & Enda Curran, Bloomberg’s Chief Asia Economics Correspondent, discuss the impact of President Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs. Marc Chandler, Brown Brothers Harriman Senior Vice President of New York & Head of Currency, says a trade war is not easy to win and it is not [...]

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The economy does not work equally or equitably for everyone. Decades of reporting on poverty, wage and wealth inequality, disparities based on race and gender, and a shrinking middle class offer ample evidence of economic distress for millions of Americans. What is important to remember is that these are not simply data points or economic [...]

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Between them, David Cameron and Theresa May have managed to secure the worst health record of any post-war prime ministers. Life expectancy in the UK has stalled. In many places, and for more vulnerable groups, it is now falling. No other country in Europe has had such a bad record in health between the years [...]

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26 February 2018: Future Now and SDG USA have launched ‘America’s Goals for 2030,’ a collaborative initiative to adapt the SDGs to the US context, and to offer a “non-partisan framework for progress.” The project includes seven goals accompanied by targets, adapted from the SDGs. Read the full article here.

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NEW YORK, Feb 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – None of the United States’ 50 states has achieved quality education, clean energy or any of the ambitious goals similar to the global agenda enacted by the United Nations, a watchdog group said on Monday. States in the northeast have made the most progress while those in [...]

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Participants in the first global conference on ‘Taxation and the SDGs’ discussed challenges and opportunities in using taxation to advance resource mobilization for the SDGs. Governments and stakeholders particularly stressed the need for: capacity building for national tax administration, including for digitalization; coherence between different processes and fora; and eliminating the race to the bottom. [...]

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In my column on Monday, I proposed that the coming economic and political disruption that will result from the rise of artificial intelligence would require the public and private sector in the US to come together and create a kind of “digital New Deal” for the up to 25 per cent of the global workforce [...]

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Prof Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, is also a special adviser to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the Sustainable Development Goals to help remove poverty, hunger and disease. A leading economist, he is also director of the of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and co-editor of the World [...]

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Delhi’s “catastrophic” air pollution has made it an “unliveable city” and a “lack of clarity in government strategy” is to blame for bad air and greenhouse emissions not being tackled effectively, Jeffrey Sachs, head of Columbia University’s Earth Institute in New York, said on Thursday. Read the full article in the Hindustan Times.

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