There were once 14 species of giant tortoise on nine Galápagos islands. Now, this discovery has given researchers hope of finding more.
Putting up barriers to trade is not the answer to domestic economic woes and only increases the risk of conflict between nations, writes Børge Brende.
Cities account for 70% of global emissions – they must start to learn from each other if we are to meet our climate goals.
Just as before the 2008 financial crisis leveraged finance is booming. What powers to central banks have to tackle the problem?
Our world depends on a complex set of interdependent subsystems. They are out of balance, creating an explosive mix of threats to our future. But we can establish a new era of prosperity ...
A new map illustrates the planet's shrinking wild areas, made by combining data on population density, night-time lights and types of vegetation. But four more localized maps give a clear...
The Secretary-General covered topics from the environment and climate change to closing the gender gap and how to manage global technological challenges.
From diabetes to Ebola outbreaks, our planet’s population is vulnerable to any number of serious health risks. Here are some of the main ones.
In order to prepare for increasingly frequent climate-related extreme weather and natural disasters as we move towards a low-carbon economy, we must become more resilient. Here's how we s...
From climate change to weak governance to poor infrastructure, a perfect storm of factors is threatening to unleash violence across the region.
When the African country couldn't afford a clinical diagnosis network for mental health, 400 grandmothers and a system of 'Friendship Benches' came in.
Disatisfaction with globalization is leading many nations to retreat into self-interest – but it is dangerous to deny our world is interconnected.
Focusing on improving simple poverty metrics is no substitute for an economic strategy that tries to create wider prosperity.
A cloudy economic forecast, the continued march of tech and the resurgence of empathy should all be on the altruist's radar this year.
We are living in a time of unprecedented change, both technologically and politically. Businesses must adapt to navigate this new context safely - but there is no one-size-fits-all approach.