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Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence

New YouTube Video

Have a look at our latest video explaining the Digitalization Sustainability Matrix!

The project “digitainable” investigates possible positive and negative impacts of the rapid progress in digitalization and artificial intelligence on sustainable development. […]

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Worth Reading and Watching

New InsuRisk report

On December 9, 2020 at the 4th InsuResilience Global Partnership Forum, UNU-EHS and the InsuResilience Secretariat launched their new report, Disaster Risk and Readiness for Insurance Solutions in Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
The InsuResilience Global Partnership is the world premier global coordination forum on disaster finance and climate risk insurance. The annual Partnership Forum acts as a convening space for decision makers, implementing organizations, private sector, academia and civil society to reflect, share and learn how societies can better prepare for future risks. […]

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Climate Risk Insurance Initiative for the Pacific officially launched

Wednesday 2 December 2020 (Suva, Fiji) In a landmark event held today, the New Zealand High Commissioner to Fiji, H.E. Jonathan Curr launched the Leaving No One Behind in the Digital Era: Pacific Insurance and Climate Adaptation Programme. It is a first of its kind initiative for the region where market-based climate risk insurance solutions will be made available to Pacific islanders in Fiji and Vanuatu first, and then progressively to other Pacific island countries. The Programme, jointly developed and to be implemented by the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is financially supported by the New Zealand Aid Programme and the Australian Aid Programme. […]

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Five things you need to know about health infrastructures

As the world battles the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it has become very clear that societies depend on functioning healthcare facilities. The sufficient availability of hospital beds, healthcare staff, protective gear or ventilators can make all the difference between a situation that is still manageable and a severe crisis. UNU-EHS Senior Scientist Dr. Simone Sandholz explains five important lessons on health infrastructure.

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Capacity Building

Simulating emergency response

Every year students of the Master’s of Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security participate in a simulation exercise to put their new knowledge of disaster management and humanitarian response to practice. Although in an adapted virtual format, this past week students of the 2019 batch got the chance to immerse themselves in the world of emergency response. […]

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2020 Europe Sustainable Development Report launched

Das Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) und das Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) veröffentlichten am 8. Dezember 2020 den Europe Sustainable Development Report. Es handelt sich um den zweiten unabhängigen quantitativen Bericht zum Fortschritt der Europäischen Union (EU), der Mitgliedstaaten und anderen Europäischen Ländern bei der Erreichung der Ziele nachhaltiger Entwicklung (SDGs), die von allen Mitgliedstaaten der Vereinten Nationen im Jahr 2015 beschlossen wurden. […]

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Bioeconomy

Prof Dr Imme Scholz contributes to second German HLPF conference

The High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) of the United Nations dedicates itself every year to the state of implementation of Agenda 2030 and specifically to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For the second year in a row, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), have been organizing a “German HLPF Conference” to link the discussions on the German sustainability strategy with the debates at the United Nations. […]

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