Global goals

LATEST: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has projected a slowdown in demand growth in 2018 mainly due to higher crude oil prices, changing patterns of oil use in China, recent weakness in OECD demand ...
LATEST: The management of water will put increased demands for forms of global governance to minimize exclusion.
LATEST: Up to half of plant and animal species in the world's most naturally rich areas could face local extinction by the turn of the century due to climate change if carbon emissions continue to rise unc...
LATEST: Growth in the first half of next year will be marginally below Australia's trend growth rate, widely perceived to be around 2.75% per annum.
LATEST: UNESCO's Education 2030 document calls for gender equality in education and promotion of equal opportunities for both men and women.
LATEST: Combined health care spending in the world's major regions is expected to reach USD $8.7 trillion by 2020.
LATEST: Growth in India's infrastructure sector will continue to fall below its full potential over the next five years.
LATEST: Climate change is a major challenge to America's beloved National Parks-from hotter to sea level rise triggered by warming temperatures that threaten the Everglades.
LATEST: Shifts in the spatial distribution of species, vegetation types or biomes have been projected at the regional and global scales by a wide range of models, especially niche-based models and global v...
LATEST: A £1.3bn pot of UK aid money intended primarily to reduce global poverty could become focused on trade with wealthier economies such as China and Brazil.
LATEST: China's plans to create an increasingly innovation-driven economy is creating new partnership opportunities for UK companies specialising in a range of areas.
LATEST: The European Court of Justice has delivered a surprise ruling that could make it easier for the UK to push through trade deals with Brussels.
LATEST: This year, experts expect growth in popularity of the commercial AutoML packages and integration of AutoML into large machine learning platforms.
LATEST: Robots will not displace prostitution but will only reinforce the sex trade and "contribute to gendered inequalities found in the sex industry".
LATEST: China's domestic production capacity of coal-based MEG is still projected to more than double, with 2.75m tonnes / year of new capacity coming on stream in 2018, after growing by 66% last year.
LATEST: The Business and Sustainable Development Commission has previously identified US$12 trillion in annual business opportunities that will open up for the private sector if it delivers the Global Goal...
LATEST: Meeting the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals will require additional investments of $2.5 trillion a year in things like health care and education for the world's poorest people.
LATEST: Overall, humanitarian access to northeast Syria will likely remain unpredictable throughout 2018.

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