In November 2015, 50 million cubic metres of waste was unleashed after a tailings dam collapsed in the Gualaxo River Valley. This report investigates what is being named the biggest disaster in Brazil's mining history.
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Aviation pioneer and solar energy champion Dr. Bertrand Piccard was designated a UNEP Goodwill Ambassador in Paris on 7 December, 2015. With COP21 negotiations ongoing in the city, Dr. Piccard delivered inspirational words, telling us that we are all explorers, we are all adventurers. As part of the celebration, attendees were treated to rescued food and a Magnum Photos exhibition that captures climate change mitigation around the world.
In the second of a series of interviews on issues relating to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), IIED chief economist Paul Steele says the SDGs recognise the crucial challenge of achieving zero poverty and zero net emissions.
Three months from now, negotiators from around the globe will be in Paris to finalize an accord to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and begin slowing the impacts of climate change. Rachel Kyte, World Bank Group Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, sits down with Pabsy Pabalan to discuss what we should be looking for in a climate deal and how we can get to a zero-carbon future.
A sustainable development agenda for the next 15 years has been hammered out among all members of the United Nations to replace the retiring Millennium Development Goals.