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From rented jeans to reused cooking oil, businesses are going 'circular'

From rented jeans to reused cooking oil, businesses are going 'circular'

Bbusinesses large and small are looking at ways to cut waste, use fewer resources and help create what has been coined a "circular economy".

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NDRF: Latest response update

NDRF: Latest response update

‘Overwhelming’ New Zealand public response to East Africa crisis tops $2 million

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Development impact bonds gain momentum

Development impact bonds gain momentum

The recently-released second year results of one of the first development impact bonds offer evidence of the potential gains and challenges for the innovative financing tool, as a growing number of or...

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Fiji presidency must not fail climate change victims at “Pacific COP”

Fiji presidency must not fail climate change victims at “Pacific COP”

Despite warm words about protecting the vulnerable, the island presidency of this year’s UN climate talks is showing no urgency on “loss and damage”

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Indigenous leaders lament disconnect between SDG indicators and reality at UN

Indigenous leaders lament disconnect between SDG indicators and reality at UN

An annual review of the Sustainable Development Goals is underway at the United Nation’s high-level political forum in New York — but indigenous leaders attending the summit stressed the need to look ...

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Inaction on climate change risks leaving future generations $530 trillion in debt

Inaction on climate change risks leaving future generations $530 trillion in debt

By continuing to delay significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, we risk handing young people alive today a bill of up to US$535 trillion.

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Calls for tighter legislation on Australian businesses in wake of Solomon Islands mining controversy

Calls for tighter legislation on Australian businesses in wake of Solomon Islands mining controversy

As aid-for-trade continues to play a key role for donor countries to grow developing economies and create future markets, governance is crucial. The need for better regulation on businesses operating ...

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Are innovation labs delivering on their promise?

Are innovation labs delivering on their promise?

Next month, a first-of-its-kind event will take place in Denmark, and it will draw on traditions and ways of living in one of the happiest countries in the world to unlock new perspectives on achievin...

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Diplomats to Tillerson: don't eliminate state department's refugee office

Diplomats to Tillerson: don't eliminate state department's refugee office

National security officials are arguing the elimination the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration would have ‘profound and negative implications’

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EU countries seek to cut aid budget for 2018

EU countries seek to cut aid budget for 2018

European Union countries have proposed cutting the bloc's development aid funds by 6.5 percent as an amendment to the 2018 budget, in a move that was swiftly condemned by a coalition of NGOs.

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