Drinking water ‘still urgently needed by 845m people’

In order to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, these people will need to gain access to water and sanitation by 2030

Global goals
Ensuring energy access for all by 2030 ‘needs more sustained efforts’

A new report suggests despite more people having access to electricity than ever before, the world is falling short of meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

MPs to examine UK’s audit of domestic progress towards UN’s SDGs

The Environmental Audit Committee is inviting written evidence from stakeholders until 15th April 2019

Sustainable finance
Businesses call for action on UK’s sustainable goals

A roundtable meeting came together to help accelerate growth of sustainable finance across the country

‘International green goals won’t be met without accelerated ambition’

The International Energy Agency (IEA) says hitting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is essential for reducing poverty, improving health and ensuring environmental sustainability

‘Schoolchildren to swot up on UN’s SDGs”

The Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has urged the Secretary of Education to include the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the National Curriculum. Mary Creagh MP wrote a letter to Justine Greening, demanding inclusion of more awareness surrounding the goals in schools. In March, the previous EAC published a report which found […]

World ‘must invest $3.5tn to meet UN 2030 green goals’

Meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for universal water and electricity access will cost $3.5 trillion (£2.7tn) by 2030. That’s according to new research from the G20 Global Infrastructure Hub, which suggests a rising population and increasing urbanisation will mean a total infrastructure investment of $97 trillion (£74.3tn) will be required. The organisation suggests an estimated […]

Green standard steps up sustainability credentials

A new standard to measure and verify the benefits provided by green projects and programmes around the world has been launched. Gold Standard’s new model aims to ensure the contributions made by corporates, impact investors and government bodies towards climate change mitigation and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are credibly reported. Established by […]

‘Global water resources need cleaning’ say millenials

Global governments need to prioritise sanitising and managing water resources. That’s according to a new poll from the World Water Council (WWC), which shows more than three-quarters of millennials think governments need to step up efforts to make global access to safe water a reality. More than two-thirds of the same group aren’t convinced enough is being done to achieve the […]

Government ‘not working domestically to deliver sustainable development goals’

The UK Government seems more concerned with promoting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals abroad than working with businesses domestically to meet the targets. That’s according to a group of MPs, who believe the government’s “doughnut-shaped approach” – which is to see the goals as something for the UK to help other countries do, rather than […]