Helping the Planet
Examples of our efforts to address global challenges.
TGCI is working to enable Liberian citizens and government to work together to prevent and address the problem of child sexual abuse. We make use of simple cell phone based technology that enables citizens to report an incidence of abuse and government to apprehend perpetrators and address the needs of victims. Learn more at https://www.
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Featured story: 2024: A Pivotal Year of Elections That Could Reshape Global Politics
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In 2024, over 60 countries are set to hold elections, marking a record number and earning the year the label “the ultimate election year.” The elections are seen as a crucial litmus test for gauging global responses to ongoing crises, with concerns about the state of democracy and the potential for a shift toward more autocracy depending on the outcomes. Read on.
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The series, written by TGCI Director Ron Israel, examples different global issues from the perspective of What would the whole world do? In other words, how could this issue best be addressed if we take the interest of the entire planet into account.
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What you need to know about the events, activities, and ideas that are shaping our world.
Different Ways of Looking at the World
Infrastructure connects us and defines us. The roads, pipelines and Internet cables that deliver our services also shape our opportunities, our vulnerabilities, and our identities. Political and geographic maps abound – yet there are few useful, elegant maps of the complex infrastructure that ties us. The Connectivity Atlas invites you to explore the shapes and lines that advance our global connectedness. We believe that great insight lies in these maps.
Our World in Data developed this cartogram for the world population in 2018 to show how living conditions around the world are changing. The cartogram is made up of squares, each of which represents half a million people of a country’s population. The 11.5 million Belgians are represented by 23 squares; the 49.5 million Colombians are represented by 99 squares; the 1.415 billion people in China are represented by 2830 squares; and this year’s entire world population of 7.633 billion people is represented by the total sum of 15,266 squares. Visit the site to learn more about how global living conditions are changing.
The coronavirus pandemic is “just a fire drill” for what is likely to follow from the climate crisis, and the protests over racial injustice around the world show the need to tie together social equality, environmental sustainability and health, the UN’s sustainable business chief has said. “The overall problem is that we are not sustainable in the ways we are living and producing on the planet today,” said Lise Kingo, the executive director of the UN Global Compact. “The only way forward is to create a world that leaves no one behind.”
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