As fires rage and droughts blight communities around the world, cities have been sweating. The effects of extreme heat are frequently more severe in cities. In the face of rising temperatures, how can cities beat the heat?
In times of a global pandemic, war and rising instability, how do we get back on track to good health, peace and resilience? The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offers a solid route, but we need to step up action.
En mars 2022, le nombre de postes vacants au Canada a dépassé le million pour la première fois. Cette situation a suscité des préoccupations généralisées au sujet des pénuries de main-d’œuvre, et le Canada n’est pas le seul dans ce cas. Alors que le chômage atteint des niveaux records, les signalements de pénuries sont devenus monnaie courante dans les pays de l’OCDE.
In March 2022, the number of job vacancies in Canada surpassed 1 million for the first time on record. This triggered widespread concern about labour shortages and Canada is not alone. As unemployment hits record lows, reports of shortages have become commonplace across OECD countries.
Our universities play a special role in generating the skills and new ideas that drive national economic and social progress. But can they do more to lift their local communities?
“Passport for Work” is a project in Eindhoven – an online platform, where job seekers engage in gamified assessments to build an overview of their skills and other professional attributes.
Two years after the onset of COVID-19, the future of work remains a topic of lively, even heated, debate. Early in the pandemic, some were quick to announce the demise of the centre-city office. The apparent success of remote work, they said, would lead to a revival of the suburbs, exurbs, and rural areas, with “work hubs” popping up as needed.
With mounting pressures on water resources from climate, urbanisation and demographic trends in Africa, more partnerships between national and local leaders are needed. Mayors in particular now need to turn the key to unlock the development of better water policies for better lives.