El País – Planeta Futuro

Global Europe 12-03-2018

Beyond #MeToo: Feminists of the South fight for rights

In developing countries, women also fight to assert their rights in the streets and on social networks. EURACTIV’s partner El Pais – Planeta Futuro reports.
Economy & Jobs 04-08-2017

Anti-monopolies economist: ‘Innovation breeds inequality’

Inequality is an inevitable side effect of innovation and many monopolies could be broken by simply eliminating patents, insists Italian economist Michele Boldrin. EURACTIV’s partner El País – Planeta Futuro reports.
Development Policy 30-01-2017

UN agency chief: Fulfilling SDGs requires training

The head of the United Nations’ training and research division is optimistic about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to what extent countries will comply with them. EURACTIV’s partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports.

Development Policy 13-12-2016

Brundtland: Climate change fight must continue, despite ‘US going in another direction’

Former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland told EURACTIV’s partner El País – Planeta Futuro that public awareness and civil society action is equally important as political commitment in achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030.
Development Policy 16-11-2016

A year of Agenda 2030: The progress and challenges of the SDGs so far

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been in place for over a year and one of the biggest challenges remains the collection of useful data. EURACTIV's partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports.
Development Policy 05-09-2016

Niger: Another outpost of ‘Fortress Europe’

The European Union hopes to curb the influx of migrants and refugees to its shores by collaborating with governments in various countries of origin. This goes beyond the much-maligned Turkey deal and extends to countries such as Niger. EURACTIV’s partner El País – Planeta Futuro reports.
Health 06-07-2016

Preventative drugs paving the way in fight against HIV

New drugs intended to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS were one of the stars of a medical conference held last year in Vancouver. This year’s edition will outline whether they are a viable treatment. EURACTIV’s partner El País – Planeta Futuro reports.
Energy 30-05-2016

Mediterranean nations’ ambitious renewable goals hurt by fearful investors

The countries of the southern Mediterranean have, in theory, excellent conditions in which to develop renewable energies. But regulations and risk-fearing investors are hampering progress. EURACTIV’s partner El País – Plan
Development Policy 26-05-2016

Energy crisis looms near for Africa

Africa suffers from a massive shortfall in energy supply and the problem is only expected to get worse as the population grows, unless investment and better management can be guaranteed. EURACTIV’s partner El País – Planeta Futuro reports.
Development Policy 24-05-2016

World leaders discuss tourism’s potential to eradicate poverty

According to the World Tourism Organisation (WTO), tourists injected €1.1 trillion into the economies of their destinations last year. Their potential to help developing countries was discussed at a conference in China last week. EURACTIV’s partner El País – Planeta Futuro reports.

OECD: Corruption costs water sector €66 billion a year

Water is arguably the world’s most precious, if not always most expensive, resource. The OECD is looking to prioritise cooperation between sectors and new forms of financing. EURACTIV’s partner El País – Planeta Futuro reports.
Development Policy 06-05-2016

‘Great Wall of Africa’ planned to hold back the Sahara

A massive-scale project proposed by the African Union, partly funded by the EU, will see a wall of trees erected at the edge of the Sahara, in an attempt to prevent the desert encroaching further. EURACTIV's partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports.
Development Policy 29-04-2016

International aid struggling to answer Haiti SOS

Haiti is suffering from both a literal and figurative perfect storm of events: earthquakes, extreme weather, drought, poverty and hunger. International aid provided by both the UN and EU could be insufficient. EURACTIV’s partner El País – Planeta Futuro reports.
Development Policy 26-04-2016

A year on after Nepal earthquake: Life tries to return to normal

On 25 April 2015, a large-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, devastating rural communities. EURACTIV’s partner El País – Planeta Futuro travelled to the South Asian country to see how the local population has recovered and what impact EU-funded projects are having.
Global Europe 05-04-2016

Ebola refuses to let go of West Africa

Nine people die have died in West Africa since Guinea was declared free of the Ebola virus and a thousand people are under still under surveillance. EURACTIV’s partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports.
Development Policy 31-03-2016

World, not just Europe, is failing child refugees

As the EU struggles to deal with the refugee crisis on its doorstep and a record number of unaccompanied minors apply for asylum in Europe, a new report by Human Rights Watch shows that the problem of child refugees remains a global one. EURACTIV’s partner El País – Planeta Futuro reports.
Health 17-03-2016

West Africa passes Ebola ‘milestone’

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has subsided, leading the United Nations to call it a "milestone" for West Africa. EURACTIV’s partner El País – Planeta Futuro reports.
Development Policy 08-03-2016

Study: Millions of women in unpaid work exposes gender inequality

As International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world today (8 March), a new study by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) has shown that women spend more time in unpaid work than men, particularly when it comes to childcare. EURACTIV's partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports.
Development Policy 10-02-2016

NGO founder: Sustainable Development Goals will work

Fazle Hasan Abed sold his flat in 1971 and used the money to set up BRAC, which is now considered to be the world's largest NGO. El País - Planeta Futuro reports.
Development Policy 05-02-2016

The future of proposed ‘new Panama Canal’ in doubt

Nicaragua's planned development of a competing waterway to the Panama Canal has faced massive opposition due to the impact the project will have on the environment and society. EURACTIV's partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports.
Development Policy 29-01-2016

UNICEF report: €2.6 billion needed in 2016

In a report published on Tuesday (26 January), UNICEF estimated that it will need €2.6 billion in 2016 in order to help 76 million at-risk people, of which 43 million are children, in 63 countries around the world. EURACTIV's partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports.
Development Policy 26-01-2016

Mozambique goes to war with malaria

In September, the international community adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, one of which was the pledge to contain malaria by 2030. In Mozambique, an international project promises to contribute. EURACTIV's partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports.
Development Policy 22-01-2016

Tourism crucial to ‘all areas’ of African development

Politicians and businessmen met Thursday (21 January) at the Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa (INVESTOUR) and have highlighted the importance of "authenticity" in tourism and sustainable development. EURACTIV's partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports. 
Development Policy 19-01-2016

Smartphone batteries linked to human rights violations

An NGO report published today (19 January) has revealed the grim link between the batteries in our mobile devices and electric cars, and illegal child labour. EURACTIV's partner El País -Planeta Futuro reports.

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