Freelance Journalist and Author; I write primarily for The Guardian on sustainability issues (http://www.theguardian.com/profile/oliver-balch). I also write on world affairs, development and human rights issues, with a particular focus on Latin America. I have written two reportage-style current ...
We read all the reports so you don’t have toGlobal unemployment figures keep creeping up, hitting a new high of 201m last year, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The figure is 30m higher than in 2008, when the financial crisis struck. The contractual nature of work is changing too. Wage and salaried employment accounts for only about half of global employment today. In regions such as sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, the figure drops to around one fifth.
The Swedish bank’s intrepid head of sustainable finance, who narrowly escaped Bosnia with his life at 19, tells Oliver Balch that ‘green’ finance is a lot of hot air until it makes a difference on the groundSasja Beslik always knew life would not be straightforward. Born into a Jewish-Christian family in a Muslim-dominated city, he didn’t need anyone to tell him as much. All the same, not even a soothsayer could have guessed the twists and turns that lay ahead.
Water shortages, polluted rivers and widespread flooding used to be par for the course in Singapore, one of the most water-stressed cities in the world. In recent years, the densely populated city-state has witnessed a gradual change for the better. But with water demand among Singapore’s 5 million residents set to double by 2060, the island-state’s challenge remains far from over. So what’s being done to meet that challenge?
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