January 2019 Sustainable Development

Read the articles selected in January 2019

Science and the Future of Cities

Source: Nature Sustainability 

The urbanization challenges raised by the rapidly expanding urban areas need to develop an adequate urban science  to harness cities’ capacity for innovation through a science-policy collaboration at the local level and a tailored multilateral system to implement the 2030 Agenda.

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Settling in 2018

Source: oecd.org

The social and economic  outcomes of immigrants, so different from the native-born offspring population , raised and educated in the host countries, show the importance of education in immigrant integration. The indicators developed at international level work better for the native born than for the foreign born population.

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Greenland has yet another methane leak

By Chelsea Harvey

Source: Scientific American, 3 January

After three studies conducted on glaciers located in Greenland and Iceland, thawing ice is a potential source of methane. This reasearch shows new and unexpected aspects of climate change and its concrete impact on the whole Earth system.

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Globalization 4.0-What it means and how it could benefit us all

By Klaus Schwab

Source: World Economic Forum, 5 November 2018

What is at stake in the Globalization 4.0 is the improvement of the human condition, through an economic growth directed to the public good and the roots of inequalities, and propped up by global norms, conventions and policies able to address the change given by the dematerialisation of the production.

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UNDP Strategic Plan, 2018 -2021

Source: http://www.un.org


The digital era marks a great progress on many fronts of Sustainable Development. Development is a goal in itself, which involves the positive role of the new technologies as long as we maintain firm the principle of living no one behind, at the heart of this Strategic Plan.

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