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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The first Global Happiness Policy Report was launched at the Global Dialogue for Happiness Forum by Professor Jeffrey Sachs and Professor John Helliwell. A distillation of ideas and experiments around the world, the report is produced in parallel with the World Happiness Report, and is the World Happiness Council’s first effort to assemble global evidence [...]

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A two-day forum on sustainable development kicked off in Seoul on Wednesday, bringing together experts and international leaders to promote partnership among nations and organizations to accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals. Read more here.

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FOSSIL fuel divestment campaigners have again been gathering in Bradford calling on the council to ditch its fossil fuel investments. The call has come following New York City’s decision to do so and campaigners are asking Bradford Council to do likewise. New York City is understood to have announced earlier this month that it is [...]

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