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SDGs in Asia: mind the widening gap

By: Ranjit Devraj - SciDev.Net [NEW DELHI] With Asia Pacific seriously lagging on all 17 of the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs) there are doubts if the region will ever ...
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LIDC Director Shares Her Summer Reading Recommendations

Summer holidays are here, and what better way to spend the days than reading some books that allow you to see the world through different lenses. Whether you spend your ...
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LIDC Director Shares Her Summer Podcast Picks

We're well into the summer season -  a great time to gain enlightenment and inspiration. We think this is the perfect time to embark on a journey of knowledge and ...
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COP27 will be remembered as a failure – here’s what went wrong

Mark Maslin, UCL; Priti Parikh, UCL; Richard Taylor, UCL, and Simon Chin-Yee, UCL Billed as “Africa’s COP”, the 27th UN climate change summit (otherwise known as COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, ...
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Protecting our Environment to Resist Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) poses a threat to humanity equal to that of climate change. Both are global challenges. Both affect the sustainability agenda. Both are accelerated by human activity. Both ...
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Future Leaders podcast: Episode 5 – Frances Leach

We had a great time talking to Frances Leach, the dynamic young Media Officer with CAFOD - the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development. We caught up with Frances just as ...
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The Mayor with a Master Plan

  She never planned to go into politics. Ebola changed that. “When you see you have the opportunity to make a difference, you do”, says Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, OBE. In 2017, ...
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Inspiring Women: LIDC in conversation with Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE, Mayor of Freetown

LIDC recently had the opportunity to talk to the dynamic Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE. She has received numerous plaudits for her work advocating for and empowering fellow Sierra Leoneans. In 2015, ...
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IPCC Report on Climate Change: Why we must all respond, by Prof. Claire Heffernan

The UN IPCC report on Climate Change is unequivocal. The time to act is now. LIDC Director, Professor Claire Heffernan, issued the following response: The United Nations warned on 9 ...
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