The Rise of Primark

Since humble beginnings in Dublin, the chain now boasts over 300 stores in 10 countries and 62,000 employees. On April 14th 2016 Primark will open its first store in Italy. The store is in Arese some 12km from fashion hotspot Milan, in a former Alfa Romeo factory now transformed into one of the largest shopping centres in Italy. Following the success of its first store in the USA, opened in Boston in September 2015, there are plans for a further six in ...

Climate change and World Population

Despite their intimate relationship, climate change and world population are still not talking to each other. The lack of meaningful dialogue has persisted for decades, with both seeming to deliberately ignore the significance, relevance and impact of the other. With the simultaneous convening on Sept. 22 of a special session of the United Nations General Assembly marking the 20th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development and the UN Climate Summit on Sept. 23, this estranged relationship is now ...

To end poverty, act on climate

To End Poverty, Act on Climate Climate change threatens to undermine the United Nations' progress in both of its critical missions - peacekeeping and development: Hardship often leads to conflict, and the worsening impacts of climate change are causing hardship. That is what makes the UN Climate Summit on September 23 so important. Our development investments will fail if farmers no longer get rain or if floods wipe out their village; if ocean acidification decimate the fisheries on which coastal communities rely ...