Global Scans · No Poverty · Weekly Summary

In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.
Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

  • [New] Investment, innovation and adoption of value chains into the South African economy will most likely lead to reindustrialization and perhaps address the challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality. IOL
  • Participants in Bangladesh linked high rates of VAW to poverty and a lack of education, suggesting that deprivation leads to violence, while others suggested that women's increased education reduced IPV through expanding opportunities for income generation. PubMed Central (PMC)
  • The finance ministers of Brazil and France pushed this week for a tax on US-dollar billionaires of at least 2% of their wealth each year, with the $250 billion it could raise going to tackle poverty, hunger and climate change. Climate Home
  • There is a growing movement across the United States - fueled by students, local leaders, and community members of all kinds - to harness the power and potential of the ambitious global plan to address poverty, hunger, inequality, and climate change to build a better America for all.
  • At the current rate of investment, more than 340 million women and girls will still live in extreme poverty by 2030. UN News
  • Low-income qualified rebates will be offered to households with income rates below 60% of Colorado's median income, below 200% of the federal poverty level, or 60% below the area median income. FOX31 Denver
  • The rising costs will be a constant drain on resources that could otherwise be spent on reducing poverty and combating climate change. ARY NEWS
  • Universal access to clean energy could help end poverty for 180 million women by 2050 and result in 6.5 million fewer deaths from indoor pollution. IISD Earth Negotiations Bulletin
  • Climate change provokes displacement in Yemen and contributes to poverty, conflict, violence, and exploitation, putting children at risk.
  • The World Bank Group's new Country Climate and Development Report for Liberia explores the mounting risks that climate change could undercut Liberia's economy and push more Liberians into poverty. ENS
  • For South Africa and its peers in the Global South, the unique opportunity to leapfrog into the forefront of the digital economy would transform economies, create jobs, and, most importantly, offer a pathway out of poverty for millions. I by IMD
  • By harnessing the power of AI-driven innovation, Member States can unlock new opportunities for inclusive growth, enhance access to essential services, and address pressing global challenges such as poverty, inequality, and climate change. OpenGov Asia
  • India is on a path to achieving SDG Target 1.2, of reducing multidimensional poverty by at least half, well ahead of its 2030 deadline. Mint
  • With more than two-thirds of the global population projected to live in urban areas by 2050, rapid urbanization presents challenges to effective poverty reduction, sustainability and resilience to economic and climate shocks. Independent Commission for Aid Impact
  • Ending the tax on period underwear will make a huge difference, particularly given skyrocketing levels of period poverty across the UK. GOV.UK
  • The NEAT program not only supports Zambia's energy policies outlined in the 8th National Development Plan, Vision 2030, and National Energy Policy but also aligns with the World Bank's broader mission of eradicating poverty and promoting sustainable development. Lusaka Times
  • In Alabama, lawmakers have introduced a plan that would levy a state tax on gaming revenue and could help fund health insurance coverage for adults with annual incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level. KFF Health News
  • Persons with disabilities, the world's largest minority, have generally poorer health, lower education achievements, fewer economic opportunities and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities. United Nations
  • The lack of economic opportunities and resources further marginalized Native American communities, perpetuating cycles of poverty and inequality. Employment Security Commission

Last updated: 26 May 2024

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