Never has there been a more important time to remind leaders of the importance of people and governments working together. Trust in government remains low and space for citizens is under threat around the globe. Revolutions of hope are now footnotes to increased oppression.
In his speech to the UN general assembly, President Obama spoke passionately about a young teenage girl, Eva Tolage, who wrote to him asking he commit to the full implementation of the goals. So let's follow this story -- from lofty global promises to local real specifics.
The dangers of fiscal opacity in the extractive sector are well known: corruption, mismanagement and waste. But what happens when environmental information remains hidden? The results are no less dramatic, and no less harmful.