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May is the month when THRIVE focused on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 5 and 10 – Gender Equality & Reduced Inequalities, and a Sharing & Solidarity Economy. In this month’s story, we explored inequality on micro and macro levels and how these can intersect. When we read about how far we have to go to attain the SDGs, it can feel overwhelming.

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April is here! This month’s mini-article reveals how dangerous the profitdriven, attention-seeking media system is for us and our children, yet parents seem to only care about nudity in kids’ movies. April’s theme is Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13: Climate Action, alongside Mitigation and Adaptation, but also Values-Based Innovation.

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Happy March! This month, in our mini-article, we explore various aspects of community health and holistic well-being. Our spotlight highlights Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3: Good Health and Well-being, alongside sustainability metrics and the entity model. Join us in prioritising health and sustainability for a brighter future!

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Happy February! We have a little bit of new content this month. We are introducing mini-articles (Thriver’s Voice), which are small articles from one of our teams, to show you a new aspect of our local communities, and insights that you might find interesting.

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We trust that your 2024 is off to a promising start, filled with optimism and anticipation. In this inaugural newsletter of the year, we’re thrilled to unveil a treasure trove of fresh content. From insightful articles to thought-provoking discussions, we’re diving deep into the core of our mission and passion.

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Explore how you can help society and the environment build towards a more prosperous future.

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Sustainable Development Goal 12 (SDG12), is one of the 17 global goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The goal aims to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

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A golden thread that runs through all of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is education. Sustainable development can be promoted through education by providing students with the knowledge and skills they need. This significant global agenda needs to be addressed from early childhood, all the way through to higher education.

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Strong institutions and global partnerships are both required to create a thrivable future. Multilateral environmental agreements and progress towards international environmental goals can be better supported by strong and just institutions, the rule of law, and enforcement.

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Investing in our future through clean and affordable energy needs to happen now! Renewable energy sources cannot be considered a backup when we are running out of resources at an unsustainable rate. Human-caused greenhouse gas emissions are primarily driven by the energy sector, which accounts for three-quarters of the emissions. A dirty diet is becoming more popular in some countries due to geopolitical circumstances. 

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The proportion of population below the international poverty line is increasing, with an estimated 9% of the global population living in extreme poverty (living on less than 1.90$ a day). Moreover, new research published by the UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research warns that the economic fallout from the global pandemic could increase global poverty by as much as half a billion people, or 8% of the total human population.

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As the world is becoming increasingly urbanised, with over half of the population living in cities, new urban development plans are needed. These urban developments need to be sustainably planned, as we are already lending natural space that is needed for the earth to THRIVE.  Mass deforestation and draining lakes and rivers have allowed us to build megacities and wonderful buildings, but at what costs?

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This month THRIVE focuses on SDG 14 and 15 i.e. sustainable use and conservation of oceans, seas and resources of marine life as well as terrestrial ecosystem. As a matter of fact, life on the planet is supported by the ocean that also helps in regulating the global climate system. However, levels of ocean degradation are increasing – by 2050, it is expected there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish and by 2100, a 100–150% rise in acidity will affect half of all marine life. SDG 15 seeks to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of our terrestrial ecosystem.

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This month we’ve focused on industry, innovation, and infrastructure. Achieving socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable economic development is vital if we want a prosperous future for humanity. Building partnerships, investing in infrastructure, and fostering innovation are essential to solving our economic and environmental challenges. If all that sounds a little beyond your control we’ve also had a lot to say about sustainability at home.

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This month, THRIVE focused on Clean Water and Sanitation. Currently, clean water, flushing toilets and other forms of sewage treatments are the biggest concerns among many, affecting the health of millions all over the world. According to WHO and UNICEF, 900 million or one in eight people in the world do not have access to clean drinking water. The quality of life especially in developing nations is impacted due to poor hygiene conditions and unclean water. However, people in developed nations are equally suffering.

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According to the World Economic Forum, one of the iconic moments in the history of women’s rights was when 20 years ago 189 governments adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. In an effort to realize equal opportunities for women and girls, this liberal proposal remains a powerful source of inspiration for nations around the world.

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Climate change is more than just feeling a little bit hotter in summer and a little less cold in winter. It’s an extinction-level event, wiping out species every day. It’s more violent and more frequent extreme weather events. And for many humans, it’s the root cause of a great deal of hunger, poverty, water scarcity, human unrest, and diseases. There’s too much at stake to do nothing. This month, we bring you the low-down on what’s driving climate change. And more importantly, how we can stop it together.

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For a sustainable future, ensuring good health and well-being is vital. Currently, the world is living through a pandemic that has a global impact over human health, economy and lives of billions of people around the world. There is no gain saying the fact that COVID-19 has also made it all the more important to prioritize our health, both mental and physical.

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We are blessed to receive an abundance of natural resources from our planet. Sadly, we haven’t consumed all those resources responsibly. In fact, we have utilized them far beyond the capacity of the planet. It’s time, we must learn how to use and produce in sustainable ways to reverse the harm that we have inflicted on the planet. This month at THRIVE, we’re all about responsible consumption; no easy task in our consumer-driven world.

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The THRIVE Project wishes everyone a happy new year! While we reflect on the turbulent year we had, we must learn from these experiences to better prepare for the future. To start the year, we discuss quality education and sustainable economic growth. 

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It has been a tumultuous year. Just as we thought we had survived COVID19 (alpha), came delta and omicron. We are still reeling at the prospect of several more variants, each an order of magnitude more potent and devastating than the one before. There is no doubt that this will not be the last, and that epidemics will plague society in years to come.

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While the environmental impact of traditional energy sources such as coal, oil and gas are undeniable the intermittent nature of renewable energy have elicited a need to explore additional options in terms of where and how we get our energy, as well as how we store it. At COP26 more than 40 world leaders committed to what is now being called The Glasgow Breakthroughs.

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More than 700 million people live in extreme poverty. That’s 700 million people living on less than $1.90 per day. Furthermore, 690 million people are suffering from hunger. Targets to eradicate poverty and hunger by 2030 have been completely disrupted by the pandemic with the impact of Covid-19 affecting the world’s poorest, the most. This month we’ve looked at policy changes, social protection systems and how a global food and agriculture overhaul is vital to our efforts to achieve no poverty and zero hunger. 

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In their 2017 Global Status Report, the United Nations projected that the world will add 230 billion square metres of buildings by 2060. That’s an entire New York City added to the planet every month for the next 40 years. And more than two thirds of the expected population of 10 billion will be living in urban areas by the same time. Rapid urbanization places severe strain on fresh water supplies, sewage systems, the living environment and public health. As is often the case, those living in poverty are the most vulnerable.

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report this month and made it clear that the next decade is going to be pivotal in terms of securing the future of our planet. It maintains that the climate crisis is unequivocally caused by human activity and that the direct impacts of climate change are only going to get worse. Hopelessness can often be paralyzing, but the report is clear: we can STILL mitigate what we’re doing – if we act now.

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This month we’ve focused on industry, innovation and infrastructure. Achieving socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable economic development is vital if we want a prosperous future for humanity. Building partnerships, investing in infrastructure and fostering innovation are essential to solving our economic and environmental challenges. If all that sounds a little beyond your control we’ve also had a lot to say about sustainability at home. 

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This month, THRIVE  focused on water scarcity, which is sometimes referred to as water stress or water crisis. It may seem hard to grasp when you’re living in a first world country and clean water is readily available each time you turn on a tap, but billions of people lack access to this basic service. One in three, according to the World Health Organisation.

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This month we’ve been talking about inequality. The first attempt to organise a national movement for women’s rights took place in New York in July, 1848. One hundred and seventy-three years later and women are still fighting for equal pay, equal opportunities and, in some places, even having to fight for reproductive freedom! This continued inequality also means that women and children are more negatively impacted by the effects of climate change.

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This month, our focus is on climate action. If you’re receiving this newsletter, chances are you care about the environment and want to join in the effort to combat climate change. You might also feel frustrated by the lack of progress, or even feel powerless to help. The one thing we cannot afford to do is to stop talking about climate change.

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