On 20 May, the European parliament will vote on a proposed regulation to tackle the trade in conflict minerals.

Up to 90% of the world’s electronic waste, worth nearly $19bn (£12bn), is illegally traded or dumped each year, according to the UN Environment Programme (Unep).

New Zealanders are living longer on average than they were a decade ago, and life expectancy is moving up the rankings of developed nations, the government statistics agency said Friday.

This report focuses on the urban water management challenges facing cities across OECD countries, and explores both national and local policy responses with respect to water-risk exposure, the state of urban infrastructures and dynamics, and institutional and governance architectures.

Rich nations provided far more in export subsidies for fossil-fuel technology as for renewable energy over a decade, according to OECD data seen by Reuters.

The UK government has provided well over a billion pounds in loans to fossil fuel projects around the world despite a pledge to withdraw financial support from such schemes, an analysis of loans ma

A new report released in Washington DC by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday challenged leaders to do much more to end extreme poverty in another 16 years.

The Australian Capital Territory of Canberra has been ranked the best place in the world to live, in a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Lord Stern, one of the world’s most influential voices on climate economics, does not mince his words when it comes to criticising those who take a narrow view of prosperity and highlighting the de

Australia’s position as one of the best places in the world to live was reaffirmed last week with the release of the 2014 United Nations Human Development Report, which saw Australia ranked second