Tread Softly is an educational resource, offering over 100 short briefings on topics relevant to sustainable development and global justice. These focus especially on the world’s poorest countries, striving for social and economic equality, amidst the scramble for scarce and degraded natural resources.

You can access every briefing from the menu above (or the footer menu below). The links that immediately follow are recent news stories chosen for their relevance to Tread Softly topics.


Human Life Is Getting Better
A vlogger’s assessment of the annual letter of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is emphatically positive on the outlook for global poverty and the role of foreign aid

from vlogbrothers

Managing Fossil Fuel Decline
A group of lawmakers at the recent Marrakech climate conference addresses the urgency of revaluing stranded assets of fossil fuel companies

from OneClimate

Tread Softly Topics
Climate Justice
Energy for All
Finance for Sustainable Development
Global Poverty
Human Rights
Sustainable Development Goals
Tropical Forests
Water Scarcity


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