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Poor countries spending climate cash on rich world consultants

By Mantoe Phakathi in Manzini | Published on 02/11/2017 | 11:42 AM | Even as they plan to demand more cash at UN talks in Bonn this week, poor countries lack the ability to initiate and implement climate projects, according to a senior African diplomat.   That means money is being sent back to rich countries through consultancy fees. Slightly more than $10 billion …

Be Inspired: 10 of USAID’s Best

Here’s how our actions, ideas, and passions helped empower people and expand opportunity around the globe this year From responding to Hurricane Maria to announcing a unique way to fund our efforts to reduce maternal and newborn deaths, USAID has been busy in 2017 ensuring our assistance to developing countries will have the greatest impact possible. …

Commodity-dependent developing countries need to boost efforts to diversify their economies

Without policy change, these countries risk falling short of achieving sustainable development by 2030, UN report warns 11 December 2017, Geneva/Rome – Without a renewed commitment to policy change, commodity-dependent developing countries (CDDCs) are by 2030 set to lag behind countries with more diverse economies in their social and economic achievements, UNCTAD and the Food and Agriculture …

SYMPOSIUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH IN ASIA-PACIFIC

25-28 JULY, 2017 | 9AM – 5PMFacebook Twitter LinkedIn Mail Organiser(s): RMIT, Manchester Metropolitan University, HAW Hamburg RMIT 124 La Trobe St. Melbourne The Symposium at RMIT University is designed to foster and facilitate the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of research projects. RMIT’s Swanston Academic Building. Photo: John Collings RMIT University will …

In Africa’s drylands, opportunities to cut vulnerability to drought and famine are within reach

SUBMITTED BY MICHAEL MORRIS & RAFFAELLO ON THU, 06/15/2017 As the global development community marks World Day to Combat Desertification on June 17, large areas of Sub-Saharan Africa will be gripped by extreme drought, leaving millions of people in need of emergency assistance. This is lamentable, because interventions are available that could significantly increase long term …

France is offering US scientists 4-year grants to move to the country and do research

By Chris Weller at the Business Insider, Jun. 8, 2017, 11:41 AM If you are an American scientist, student, teacher, or business person working on climate change solutions, France would love for you to stay awhile. Following President Trump’s June 2 decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement — a multi-country pact that acknowledges global warming …

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