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DNV GL: Business a key activist in turning global risks into opportunities

From all corners of the world, business leaders echo the same message: societal risks need urgent action. However, some of the most pressing risks – such as youth unemployment and the global food crisis – are also where leaders see the greatest business opportunities. These findings and more are revealed in the 2016 Global Opportunity Report, released by DNV GL

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Ban Ki- Moon presents UN annual report

Image credit: UN Photo/Cia Pak UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented his annual report on the work of the Organization at the opening of the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventieth session. His key message was 'that ''when we stand together, there is no limit to what we can achieve''Facing a world where inequality is growing, trust is fading, and impatience with leadership can be seen and felt far and wide, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon set the stage for 70th General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly today with a call to “translate promises on paper to action on the ground” by backing a bold new sustainability agenda that aims to wipe out poverty and build a sustainable future for all.“Our aim is clear. Our mission is possible. And our destination is in our sights: an end to extreme poverty by 2030; a life of peace and dignity for all,” the Secretary-General declared, noting that this session of the General Assembly had opened with a “towering achievement”: the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for, including 17 inspiring Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).What counts now is translating those promises on paper into real change, said the UN chief, adding: “We owe this and much ...

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IMO welcomes UN Sustainable Development Goals

 IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has welcomed the adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the UN as an ambitious set of targets with the potential to transform the world. “I truly believe that the sustainable development goals provide a clear pathway for the future of the world. Along the way to growth and prosperity for all, international maritime transportation will of necessity be a key player, supporting trade and helping to build and expand economies,” Mr Sekimizu said.“The International Maritime Organization stands ready to support the further development and implementation of the SDGs and I am confident that all IMO Member States will engage in discussions on  how best to realize them, thorough IMO’s work, particularly through the IMO Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme.”The United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on Friday adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets, to follow on from and build on the millennium development goals (MDGs), which were agreed by governments in 2001.The Summit, which concluded on Sunday, was attended by several Heads of State which during the Summit further discussed how to implement the SDGs. The SDGS are intended to be integrated and indivisible and to ...

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UN talks on climate change reveal support for durable deal

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon reported  that ahead of an upcoming United Nations climate conference in Paris, world leaders have voiced broad support for reaching a durable agreement that will accelerate investments in clean energy and spur a global, low-carbon transformation well before the end of the century, consistent with a below 2 degrees Celsius pathway.“Leaders expressed their resolve to finalize a durable, meaningful agreement in Paris that applies to all countries,” Mr. Ban told reporters following a high-level working lunch held on the margins of the UN Sustainable Development Summit, which opened in New York on Friday.The Summit, which has adopted the landmark new sustainability blueprint, Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – composed of 17 goals and 169 targets to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate over the next 15 years – is also being seen as an opportunity to continue momentum ahead of the Twenty-first meeting of States Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), informally known as COP 21, taking place in the French capital this December.“Our meeting today was not a negotiation, but an informal gathering to inject greater political energy,” explained the UN chief at a press conference ...

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UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=2&v=RpqVmvMCmp0 A new plan for people and planet has just launched - the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Tell everyone! add your very own intro to this star-studded video and share it with the world http://wethepeople.globalgoals.org In the start, I was forthright with you propecia before and after has changed my existence. It has become much more fun, and now I have to run. Just as it is fabulous to sit.

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U.N. To adopt sustainable development goals

 The U.N. is adopting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in New York. These 17 aspirational goals and their supporting targets intend to guide global efforts on alleviating poverty and promoting sustainable development from 2015 to 2030.The World Ocean Council (WOC) briefing report on the SDGs analyses their ocean industry implications and opportunities. The WOC has been the only multi-sectoral ocean business organization consistently participating in, monitoring and reporting on the SDG process for the ocean business community.Ocean industries will be able to receive an insider briefing on the SDGs at the WOC Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS), Singapore, 9-11 November, 2015), at the Ocean Policy and Governance session, where the WOC report will be made available.The WOC and its efforts on ocean sustainable development are featured in “Scaling Up Sustainability Collaboration: Contributions of Business Associations and Sector Initiatives To Sustainable Development”, recently published by the U.N. Global Compact and International Chamber of Commerce.One of the SDGs - the “Ocean SDG” – sets out the aim to “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”.Specific targets for the Ocean SDG address: reducing marine pollution, sustainably managing and protecting marine and coastal ecosystems, minimizing and addressing ocean acidification, restoring ...

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