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U.N. Secretary-General Says Wealthy Nations Need To Cough Up US$100 Billion To Reach Global Climate Goals

3 Mins Read Meeting the pledge by developed countries to mobilize at least US$100 billion a year to support developing countries in mitigating and adapting to climate change, lagging even before the COVID-19 pandemic, requires urgent action, according to a new report by independent experts released today by the United Nations. Since economic distress is now acute, and […]

U.N. Chief António Guterres: ‘Making Peace With Nature Is The Defining Task Of The Century’

14 Mins Read The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has delivered a major address on “The State of the Planet” at Columbia University, on Wednesday (December 2). As a part of Green Queen Media’s partnership with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Media Compact, we are reprinting the speech to share the address, which reflects the crucial turning […]

GreenFest Returns To Hong Kong To Unite Youths & Dive Into Circular Solutions

4 Mins Read After its first edition in 2018, GreenFest is returning to Hong Kong for its second festival this year to bring together the city’s younger generation and spotlight key sustainability issues. Held virtually on November 28-29, the two-day event co-hosted by Hysan and urban farming academy Rooftop Republic will be centred on the topic “Close the […]

Global Firms Managing Assets Worth US$16 Trillion Agree To Scale-Up Sustainable Investment

3 Mins Read After a meeting with United Nations secretary-general António Guterres, an alliance of the world’s biggest firms have agreed to deliver strategies to scale-up sustainable investments. With countries around the world still reeling from the devastating economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, Guterres described action from the private sector “more important than ever” and urges businesses […]

New Free UN App Encourages Sustainable Living & Climate Action

3 Mins Read As the world continues to battle both the coronavirus pandemic and the climate emergency, many are calling for sustainability to be prioritised in the recovery process, which represents an opportunity for the world to build back better. The United Nations has now launched a new mobile app to encourage all individuals to contribute to this […]

Asian Development Bank Calls For Sustainable “Blue Economy” To Save Our Oceans

3 Mins Read The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has called on Asia to begin focusing on building a new sustainable “blue economy”. The region’s development bank says that in order to preserve livelihoods and the planet, the continent must begin preserving the marine ecosystem and move away from the current “ocean economy” that exploits natural resources. It has […]

Experts Call For Sustainable Development In Indonesia’s Coronavirus Recovery

3 Mins Read In a virtual meeting on Thursday (May 28), a number of government and legislative figures in Indonesia said that the country must rebuild from the coronavirus using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework.  During the conference, Agustaviano Sofjan, a director at the Foreign Ministry, detailed how sustainable development had been set […]

World Health Day: Good Health & Wellbeing Amidst A Global Pandemic

5 Mins Read World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on April 7, launched by the World Health Organisation (WHO). World Health Day this year is happening in the middle of the global Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDG) goal of the month for April: Good Health […]

Indian Cotton Farmers Defy Monsanto With Native Seeds

3 Mins Read Agrochemical multinational corporation Monsanto is responsible for huge socioeconomic damage within the Indian farming community ever since they launched illegal operations of field trials decades ago to make inroads into the market. After years of pressuring farmers to adopt a strain of Bt Cotton – which unleashed devastating consequences – these farmers, backed by the […]

Gender Equality: We Can’t Solve Climate Change Without Empowering Women

4 Mins Read We are already seeing some of the destructive impacts of climate change, with many of these events hitting the Asia-Pacific region the hardest. As it stands, we are losing the fight against climate change by lagging behind on Paris Agreement carbon reduction targets among many other goals outlined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals […]