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Publications & Speeches

To meet this millennium’s tough global challenges we must be armed with good ideas. As such, the UN Foundation frequently enlists both internal experts and external thought leaders to produce publications that better illuminate the challenges we face and present fresh ideas for meeting those challenges.  Our publications, ranging from the seminal Sigma-Xi report on climate change to our survey of the use of mobile technology among NGOs, can be found below.

 

PUBLICATIONS & SPEECHES

 

Scaling Up Low-Carbon Infrastructure Investments in Developing Countries

The Critical Mass Initiative was created in early 2010 to catalyze private investment for low-carbon infrastructure in developing countries. This initiative convened a community of institutional investors, asset managers, development banks, donor...

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The Lessons of Copenhagen

Two major negotiations — very important and deeply complex — took place at the same time last month, one in Washington, the other in Copenhagen. As the Senate worked its way to approval of healthcare legislation, nearly 200 nations gathered for...

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New Technologies in Emergencies and Conflicts: The Role of Information and Social Networks

Our latest report -- New Technologies in Emergencies and Conflicts: The Role of Information and Social Networks -- looks at innovation in the use of technology along the timeline of crisis response, from emergency preparedness and alerts to...

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Congress Should Change Energy-Climate Equation

As the Senate gets ready to take up legislation early next year that embraces cleaner, homegrown energy technologies, it’s important to remember the shortcomings of some of the sources we currently rely on. Half of our nation’s electricity is...

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Global Environmental Change: The Threat to Human Health

ver the past two-to-three hundred years, humanity’s ecological footprint has ballooned to such an extent that we are now fundamentally altering the planet.We have transformed the Earth’s land surface and altered the function of its ecosystems, and...

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Challenges and Prospects of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference

"As it coincides with President Obama’s trip to China, the timing of today’s discussion provides us with the opportunity to revisit the history and purpose of the climate agreements, and to focus in particular on the unique U.S. relationship with...

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Global Environmental Change: The Threat to Human Health

Rapid changes to the climate and in land use endanger the health of hundreds of millions of people worldwide and now represent the greatest public health challenge of the 21st century. The scale of these global changes threatens access to adequate...

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UN Foundation Newsletter (Fall 2009)

A semi-annual newsletter highlighting the UN Foundation's programs and people.

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Start with a Girl: A New Agenda for Global Health

The report highlights serious health risks that are especially prevalent among women and girls, calls for increased action and investment in girls' education and health agendas, and explains how the combined help of governments, non-governmental...

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Meeting the Climate Challenge: Core Elements of an Effective Response to Climate Change

New findings show most emissions reductions needed by 2020 can be met with policy measures that will return net cost-savings.

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