May 2019 Sustainable development

Read the articles selected in May 2019

Safety and health at the hearth of the future of work

Source: ILO

The recognition of safety and health at work is the fundament of any other right. OSH have an impact on the life of people in general and on the whole society. Promoting a culture of forecasting and the education on OSH helps to develop a human-centred way to stay at work.

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Global warming has increasedglobal economic inequality

By Noah S. Diffenbauch & Marshall Burke

Source: asvis.it

This article tries to demonstrate that the anthropogenic climate change has sharpened inequalities between warm and cool countries due to the different effect of the heightened temperatures on the economic growth, in addition to the inequal distribution of the benefits of the fossil fuel use.

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https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2019/04/16/1816020116

 


 

The future of work Oecd Employment Outlook 2019

Source: oecd.org

The transformations in the world of work require stronger social protections before the heightened uncertainties and the new forms of work emerging in a grey zone between dependent and self-employment, not at all defined by the current regulations , designed for the world of yesterday.

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https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/sites/9ee00155-en/index.html?itemId=/content/publication/9ee00155-en

 


 

The deadly threat to biodiversity

Source: The Washington Post, 7 May

The preservation of the uncontaminated nature has a reason that overcomes the beauty of the landscape or the development of poor areas. We draw from the biodiversity to make drops better, to discover new drugs, to protect the environment from natural disasters and to keep it clean.

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Environmental crisis

By Jonathan Watts

Source: The Guardian, 7 May

The British government has commissioned a new study which calculates the economic value of the echosystems that keep us in life, and the costs of neglect, taking into account at the same time the not quantifiable value of the spirituality and the beauty of the nature.

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L’Italia chiama Europa. L’ambiente ritrovato

Source: WWF

In the same way it has built from the ruins of the World War the Single Market, Europe has elaborated from the failure of the past economic models a new, valorial concept of well-being through all the Union’s policies, in which is realized and evolving the concept of sustainable development expressed by the UN.

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/vju20fwvrbthwq4/Elezioni%20europee%20%20dossier%20WWF%20Italia%20Chiama%20Europa_Def.pdf?dl=0

 


 

World Employment Social Outlook

Source: ILO

In the ILO’s centenary, this report focuses on the goal of  decent work for all as a prerequisite of social justice. Yet a majority of the actually employed 3.5 billion people suffers from the lack of the material conditions of a decent living and without chances for a human development.

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https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---dgreports/---dcomm/---publ/documents/publication/wcms_670542.pdf

 


 

Sustainable Connectivity. Closing the Gender Gap in Infrastructure

Source: http://www.oecd.org

A sustainable infrastructure is essential to many aspects of sustainable development. This paper highlights its role in increasing labour force participation by women, if taking into account the needs of both working women and children, as well as the different impacts infrastructures have on other vulnerable groups.

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https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/docserver/6350ba66-en.pdf?expires=1556526491&id=id&accname=ocid45116923&checksum=EC02677EE856B252D8D68A8BC3FF2322

 


 

 

“The green economy is the future”, UN chief says in Beijing.

Source: un.org

In sight of the next Climate Action Summit taking place on 23 September in New York, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called governments to enhance their Nationally Determined Contributions by 2020 to meet the Paris Agreement and foster a green development.

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https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/04/1037461

 


 

World Immunization Week 2019

Source: https://www.who.int

The Immunization Week is the occasion for launching an alarm on the pervasive backsliding of dangerous infections, easily preventable with a vaccine. How diverse are the reasons of not getting a vaccination, the results are anyway dramatical, like the increased rate of measles by 300% globally reported by the WHO.

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https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-immunization-week/world-immunization-week-2019/vaccines-and-the-power-to-protect

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