Amid further strain on public funding, we ask: What’s the future of the welfare state in developed and developing nations?
Look for significant progress in 2023 in two key areas, writes a veteran of international climate policy.
The historic agreement on a loss and damage fund was overshadowed by lack of progress on phasing out fossil fuels.
It’s a landmark agreement, acknowledging for the first time that wealthy countries bear some responsibility to help. But it leaves many unanswered questions.
The human population has doubled in 48 years, and worsening climate change has left the world facing serious health risks, from infectious diseases to hunger and heat stress.
That’s the big question at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP27, and it’s controversial.
Many small island nations are struggling to protect their land from rising seas while also facing paralyzing debt.
Debt is becoming unaffordable.
During COVID, rich countries have used masks and gloves from their medical stockpiles. But not all countries are so fortunate. We found the best way to help. It may not be what you think.
Better financial support is vital for growing populations.
The United States came in 41st worldwide on the UN’s 2022 sustainable development index, down nine spots from last year. A political historian explains the country’s dismal scores.
Creating employment and fighting corruption are two of the subjects discussed in the wide ranging discussion.
Pacific island nations are working to secure their people and infrastructure from cyber attacks.
Quantum leaders are curious, adaptable and tolerant of ambiguity and uncertainty.
While the developed world is making rapid technological progress, the developing world is underrepresented in the AI revolution.
The decolonisation of science is an essential step for the academic community in Indonesia to find their voice.
The risk from heat waves is about more than intensity – being able to cool off is essential, and that’s hard to find in many low-income areas of the world.
Women and girls in low-income countries are disproportionately likely to be affected by the plastic waste that’s flooding our planet.
Allegations that World Bank officials manipulated country rankings in its much-used ease of doing business index highlight a deeper problem with these types of rankings.
Inequality within developing countries continues to rise.