22 juin 2019

The Global South’s contribution to the climate crisis – and its potential solutions

Global CO2 emissions in 2017 totalled some 36.2 gigatonnes (Gt), of which the Global South1 emitted some 21 Gt CO2 or 58%. In the same year, the Global North (including Russia) emitted some 13.7 Gt and contributed to some 38% of global emissions. The remaining 4% are mostly emissions from shipping and aviation (international bunkers). More...

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Bold steps to address the global pollution crisis

A sense of urgency for action against pollution is building. Air pollution and climate agendas both acknowledge the immediate threat to human health and longer-term changes to the planet’s habitability. More...

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Civic space is shrinking, yet civil society is not the enemy

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the UN member states in 2015, represent an ambitious, but achievable, agenda to make the world better. Importantly, they are a reminder that world leaders have agreed on common goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. More...

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The Sahel: responding to emergencies with efficiency

The situation in the Sahel is concerning as community conflicts add to existing security, humanitarian and development challenges. What is now at hand is an emergency requiring the Sahel countries to respond with a sense of urgency. More...

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Defending Civic Space: Four unresolved questions

The trend of closing civic space crystallised at the beginning of this decade. In response, concerned international actors — including various bilateral aid agencies, foreign ministries, private foundations and international nongovernmental organisations — are working to address this problem. More...

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Tackling Employer-Supported Childcare: A journey from why to how

The OECD Policy Dialogue on Women’s Economic Empowerment aims to generate evidence and guidance for policy makers and development partners on how to unlock women’s economic potential. The latest publication, “Enabling Women’s Economic Empowerment: New approaches to unpaid care work in developing countries”, presents evidence-based analysis and policy guidance on what works to recognise, reduce and redistribute women’s unpaid care work and achieve SDG 5.4 as an entry point for promoting women’s economic empowerment in developing countries. More...

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Should firms in developing countries pursue independent R&D or adopt technology to innovate?

Innovation promotes the global economy’s sustained growth, and innovation in developing countries can be achieved through two main means: independent research and development (R&D) or technology adoption. It is generally believed that developing countries can achieve development at a lower cost and faster by adopting technology. More...

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A new tool for navigating through a complex world

The new OECD Learning Compass 2030 framework points the way forward. Developed as part of our Future of Education and Skills 2030 project, the Learning Compass puts forth a shared vision of what students should learn to be ready for tomorrow, and a shared language with which to discuss it. More...

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Why learning should be more playful

In playful experiences, including play and playfulness, a state of mind that involve creativity, curiosity, sense of humour, pleasure and spontaneity, people struggle and enjoy themselves at the same time – a dynamic known in psychology as “flow”. More...

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8 steps education systems can take to integrate immigrant students

Around 258 million people were living outside of their country of birth in 2017, with about half of these migrants residing in OECD countries. As diversity continues to increase, societies face the challenge of building inclusive societies to ensure prosperity and well-being for all. Education systems are central to this aim, because of their unique position at the center of societies and their ability to develop skills, promote cultural knowledge, and support social and emotional well-being. More...

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