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Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if global “megatrends” left unchecked   
September 18, 2020
Source: UNDP - Five human made “megatrends” will continue to dominate and frustrate global efforts to put the world on a more sustainable and prosperous path, unless urgent policy interventions to influence them are taken now,
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Decolonizing the United Nations Means Abolishing the Permanent Five   
September 18, 2020
Source: Foreign Policy - The typical responses to the U.N.’s failure have been to enlarge the P5, the five permanent members of the Security Council who represent the chief victors of World War II. Bring in other global powers such as India or...
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Coronavirus - International Labour Organization (ILO): Developing countries should invest US$1.2 trillion to guarantee basic social protection   
September 18, 2020
Source: APO Group English - Closing the coverage gap, worsened by COVID-19, will require additional sources of financing says a new ILO study
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Researchers Urge Federal Moonshot for Clean Energy   
September 18, 2020
Source: Scientific American - The group has revealed a road map on accelerating government clean-tech investment for the next presidential administration
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Science does know, Mr. President | Letters   
September 18, 2020
Source: Tampa Bay Times - President a ‘climate arsonist’ \| Sept. 15. Science does know, Mr. President. President Donald Trump finally visited California
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Trump to Skip In-Person Role at United Nations General Assembly   
September 18, 2020
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - President Donald Trump has decided against going in person to address the United Nations General Assembly to New York next week, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said.
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Trump won't attend United Nations General Assembly in person   
September 18, 2020
Source: CNN on MSN.com - President Donald Trump will not attend the United Nations General Assembly in person next week in the latest example of how the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the way world leaders interact.
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The carrot or the stick' Trends towards better ESG disclosure   
September 18, 2020
Source: Eco-business - ESG disclosure is now firmly in the mainstream of policies requiring reporting on organisational performance, with governments as well as financial regulators increasingly pushing for
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TD Asset Management Inc. Launches Two New Funds Focused on Sustainable Investing   
September 18, 2020
Source: MarketWatch - Today, TD Asset Management Inc. (TDAM) announced the launch of two new mutual funds to its sustainability suite: TD North American Sustainability Equity Fund and TD North American Sustainability Balanced Fund.
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REHAU named one of “50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders” worldwide   
September 17, 2020
Source: britishplastics.co.uk - REHAU has joined “50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders”, an initiative by media production agency TBD Media Group in conjunction with the United Nations.
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