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.


Kenya: Camp Closure Leaves 260,000 Somali Refugees Without Options
Kenya’s repatriation program for Somali refugees does not meet international standards for voluntary refugee return

from Human Rights Watch

Scientists on the feasibility of the 1.5C climate change limit
Views expressed at a recent Oxford conference

from Carbon Brief

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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