Smart cities will be cleaner, accessible, even more democratic, proponents say. But governments adopting new tech must contend with risks, too
BARCELONA-On an overcast day in November 2019, thousands of people from all over the globe streamed in to Barcelona’s cavernous suburban convention centre to partake in what’s become an annual celebration of a utopian vision for 21st-century cities - a vision fuelled by the potent confection of cutting-edge...
Donors back WHO’s diverse fight against the shifting COVID-19 pandemic all over the world
Thanks to generous contributions from member states and other donors, WHO has been supporting countries in all regions with a multi-faceted approach to responding to the pandemic.Funds provided to WHO are helping stop the spread of COVID-19 in countries all over the world. The support has enabled WHO,...
Iranian footballer Salimi optimistic about women’s progress
Her technical skills caught the Iranian football coaches' eyes, and she opted to continue as a footballer and it changed her career.By joining FC Marxal from Azerbaijan, Saba wrote her name in Iranian football's history book as the first Iranian woman to play football abroad in a European country.
COVID-19: The Downside To More Testing Could Be Overflowing Hospitals
"You can’t fight a virus if you don’t know where it is."These were the words of Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, at his briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March.
George Monbiot Q + A - How rejuvenating nature could help fight climate change
Natural climate solutions let nature do the hard work in the fight against climate change by restoring habitats such as forests and wetlands. This could absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and help biodiversity thrive. Stephen Woroniecki - a PhD Researcher in Climate Change Adaptation from Lund...