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UN Global Compact: Transparency, like technology, is irreversible
By Georg Kell
Executive Director, UN Global Compact

Corruption is emerging from the shadows and into the bright light of public scrutiny – which, in an era of the Internet, social media and means of national and international regulation and investiga..

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INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE RISE OF SMART CITIES?
By Michel Sudarskis
INTA

Michel Sudarskis, Secretary General, INTA, International Urban Development Association  Economic data indicate that the global market of technologies related to "Smart city" will reach more than $..

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Rising to the challenge of climate change
By Dirk Forrister
CEO of the International Emissions Trading Association

Emissions trading is not a new concept - especially in the US, where it was invented. It was the powerful, breakthrough idea that brought together environmentalists and industry, and Republicans and D..

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Looking to the G20 for climate leadership
By Tony deBrum
Republic of the Marshall Islands

 For those of us on the front lines of the rising threats posed by climate change, there is no group of countries we look to more for climate leadership than the G20. The world’s twenty biggest ..

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Saving the largest global capital market
By Peter Bakker
World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Even the most hardcore capitalist believes there is a role for government in times of market failure. And when global markets fail, such as during the global financial crisis that began five years ago..

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Tourism in the new cycle of economic growth
By Taleb Rifai
Secretary-General, World Tourism Organisation

As the world’s largest economies gather in St. Petersburg to address the major challenges facing the global economy and find ways to start a new cycle of economic growth, the tourism sector finds it..

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Climate change: time to go that extra mile
By Achim Steiner
Executive Director UNEP

In terms of climate change, the world is heading into uncharted waters as leaders of the most industrialised countries prepare to gather for the G20 summit hosted by Russia in St. Petersburg. httpv:/..

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The role of the G20 in international climate policy development
By Dirk Forrister
CEO of the International Emissions Trading Association

The critical path to ambitious climate action involves real-world pilots of new market mechanisms and world-class technical toolkits for assuring quality. Given its economic credibility and focus on p..

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Political leadership, sustainable business
By Ernst Ligteringen
Global Reporting Initiative

How information can drive transformation for a more sustainable world The G20 summit in St. Petersburg promises a ‘framework for strong, sustainable and balanced growth’, and few could argue with..

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ESA and sustainable development
By European Space Agency

Space applications like Earth observation, telecommunication or navigation enable the standard of living for modern societies and support the growth of developing countries. Space facilitates the impl..

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