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.


The rediscovery of humanity – ecosystem restoration and migration
To mark the 2017 World Day to Combat Desertification, a new film looks at the connection between migration and land degradation

from UNCCD

Change the Goal
the underlying premise of Kate Raworth’s new book, Doughnut Economics, is to abandon our obsession with GDP

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