We check the facts on how Australia's foreign aid spend has changed over time.
Natural disasters remain disproportionately a hazard for the world's poor.
Scientists from the developing world perceive current visa rules as a major impediment to professional travel. They miss out on opportunities to collaborate globally.
Here's how cultural practices are playing a role in many countries in incentivizing parents to educate their girls.
Inexpensive cloth face masks, worn by many people in heavily polluted countries, offer only partial protection. Instead governments should warn people to avoid exposure and work to clear the air.
The world's use of finite resources continues to rise as global development continues. Can we help poorer nations raise their standard of living without exhausting all of our raw materials?
Many women across the world feel unable to refuse sex or request condom use. Empowering them could help bring down HIV rates.
Many developing economies have already embraced the sharing economy, now they have a platform to get more out of it.
Invasive species and diseases pose a major threat to agriculture – particularly in the countries that can least afford it.
Millions of people live without access to electricity. Now it's a battle between coal and renewables to bring cheap power.
Climate justice is becoming an increasingly important part of climate action.
The global economy is already unsustainable – let alone if it gets bigger.
Big new investors such as the Asian Infrastructure Development Bank are key players in a worldwide infrastructure, and that could be bad news for the environment.
There's enough water under the ground to form a lake 100m deep over the earth.
Much international aid fails to achieve its ends because the technology employed is not "appropriate" to its intended environment or culture. This needs to change.
The countries that have contributed the least to climate change will experience the worst of its effects.
Free Basics may be free to the user, but it'll cost India's economy in the long run.
How to ensure rich countries will live up to their promises of money and carbon emissions cuts? Developing countries need to look to the Allies' unified strategy in World War II.
A majority of countries want visionary action rather than pragmatism at the Paris climate talks, says the International Institute for Environment and Development's Saleemul Huq.
African countries stand a good chance at COP21 of getting their ideas across. There will also be a better opportunity for these countries to access climate finance.