10 Breakthrough Technologies Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It

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10 Breakthrough Technologies Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It Comments|Add Comment|PrintResearchers are developing lower-emissions rice varieties, feed additives and other technological innovations to create a more sustainable food system. Photo by Kate Holt/AusAID */ How can the world feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050 while also advancing economic development, protecting and restoring forests, and stabilizing the climate? It won’t be easy and will require major new...

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Sarah Parsons

RELEASE: New Research Outlines 5-Course ‘Menu of Solutions’ to Achieve Sustainable Food Future

2 días 10 horas ago
RELEASE: New Research Outlines 5-Course ‘Menu of Solutions’ to Achieve Sustainable Food Future Washington, D.C. (July 17, 2019)—With the world’s population expected to reach nearly 10 billion by 2050, a major new report shows the global food system must undergo urgent change to ensure there is adequate food for everyone without destroying the planet. The World Resources Report: Creating a Sustainable Food Future reveals that meeting this challenge will require closing three gaps: A 56...

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Hayden Higgins

Planes, Trains and (Big) Automobiles: How Heavy Transport Can Reduce Emissions and Save Money

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Planes, Trains and (Big) Automobiles: How Heavy Transport Can Reduce Emissions and Save Money Comments|Add Comment|PrintA fuel-efficient airplane takes off during NASA's Green Flight competition. Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA. The world is vastly underestimating the benefits of acting on climate change. Recent research from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate finds that bold climate action could deliver at least $26 trillion in economic benefits through 2030. This ground-breaking...

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Why Sustainable Forestry Is a Good Investment

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Why Sustainable Forestry Is a Good Investment Comments|Add Comment|PrintSenegalese villagers plant mangrove trees. Photo by Livelihoods Carbon Fund A decade ago, 100,000 volunteers from the Senegalese villages of Casamance and Siné Saloum joined together to replant 80 million mangrove trees, the world’s largest mangrove restoration program. Ten years later, the mangroves have sequestered more than 160,000 tons of carbon, the equivalent of taking more than 100,000 cars off the road every year....

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Sarah Parsons

Will the Start of Forest Fires Season Hamper Indonesia’s Progress in Reducing Deforestation?

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Will the Start of Forest Fires Season Hamper Indonesia’s Progress in Reducing Deforestation? Comments|Add Comment|PrintForest and peat fires in Riau, Indonesia. Photo by Julius Lawalata/WRI Indonesia brought its deforestation rate down for the second year in a row in 2018 after experiencing record highs. This downward trend was bright spot for the world’s forests: Tropical forests around the world lost 12 million hectares of trees in 2018 alone, an area of land the size of Belgium. However,...

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Sarah Parsons

Climate Action Will Shape People’s Lives. They Should Have a Chance to Shape Climate Action

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Climate Action Will Shape People’s Lives. They Should Have a Chance to Shape Climate Action Comments|Add Comment|PrintCommunities are directly impacted by climate change, yet they're rarely involved in climate policy-making. Photo by Abdul Majeed Goraya/IRIN In too many countries, decision-making on climate change rests solely in the hands of a limited set of policymakers and planners. This is a lost opportunity to build awareness, political commitment and accountability for the kind of...

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Sarah Parsons

Kenyan Herders Are Switching from Cattle to Camels to Adapt to Climate Change

1 semana 2 días ago
Kenyan Herders Are Switching from Cattle to Camels to Adapt to Climate Change Comments|Add Comment|PrintA livestock market in Kenya, where herders are turning to climate-resilient camels over cattle. Photo by Kandukuru Nagarjun/Flickr. The Boran and Gabra people in northern Kenya have been cattle herders, also known as pastoralists, for as long as the communities can remember. Cattle provide both milk and meat, and are important for cultural rituals and social status. But things have been...

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Congo Basin Deforestation Threatens Food and Water Supplies Throughout Africa

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Congo Basin Deforestation Threatens Food and Water Supplies Throughout Africa Comments|Add Comment|PrintDeforestation rates in the Congo Basin are on the rise, particularly in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo by Molly Bergen/WRI Since famine ravaged Ethiopia in the 1980s, the country has consistently received humanitarian aid from foreign governments and NGOs. Now, it’s the world’s fastest-growing economy, attracting international investors and developers keen on boosting the country’s...

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Wil Thomas

Natural Gas Beat Coal in the US. Will Renewables and Storage Soon Beat Natural Gas?

1 semana 3 días ago
Natural Gas Beat Coal in the US. Will Renewables and Storage Soon Beat Natural Gas? Comments|Add Comment|PrintWind turbines north of Corpus Christi, Texas. Flickr/Drew Kolb In April 2019, in the heart of coal country, Indiana regulators rejected a proposal by its electric and gas utility, Vectren, to replace baseload coal plants with a new $900 million, 850 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired power plant. Regulators were concerned that with the dramatic decline in the cost of renewable energy,...

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Hayden Higgins

Slow Progress at Bonn Climate Talks at Odds with the Climate Crisis

1 semana 6 días ago
Slow Progress at Bonn Climate Talks at Odds with the Climate Crisis Comments|Add Comment|PrintUN campus in Bonn, Germany. Photo by Wolkenkratzer/Wikimedia Commons The latest climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany, which were held June 17th to 27th, played out against an impressive backdrop of climate action. Youth around the world have been striking for climate action every Friday for months. Their outrage is spurred by a growing body of evidence showing the current and future impacts of climate...

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Sarah Parsons

Countries' Climate Plans (NDCs) Are Missing a Big Opportunity: Reducing Food Loss and Waste

2 semanas 1 día ago
Countries' Climate Plans (NDCs) Are Missing a Big Opportunity: Reducing Food Loss and Waste Comments|Add Comment|PrintOne-third of the food the world produces is ultimately lost or wasted. Photo by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency In the run up to the UN Climate Action Summit in September 2019, national leaders will be looking for ways to ratchet up their commitments—known as “Nationally Determined Contributions” (NDCs)—under the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. One way to...

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Wil Thomas

PODCAST: How Chennai's Water Got to Day Zero

2 semanas 2 días ago
PODCAST: How Chennai's Water Got to Day Zero Comments|Add Comment|PrintThe waterfront in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Flickr/Aleksander Zykov One of South India's biggest cities is almost out of water. A year after Cape Town, South Africa had its own "Day Zero" crisis, the reservoirs in Chennai are nearly dry, leaving millions in this usually-wet coastal city wondering if they will have water to drink this summer. Raj Bhagat Palanichamy, a senior project associate and GIS and remote sensing...

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Hayden Higgins

Eskisehir, Turkey Leads on Energy-Efficient Buildings

2 semanas 6 días ago
Eskisehir, Turkey Leads on Energy-Efficient Buildings Comments|Add Comment|PrintEskişehir, Turkey. Photo by Kyle Laferriere A city without buildings is simply not a city. And yet when it comes to climate action, buildings tend to take a back seat to transport, energy production and industry. Making buildings more energy-efficient is the cheapest way to reduce emissions known to humankind and provides some of the greatest co-benefits for urban resilience, development and quality of life. Yet...

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Wil Thomas

Japan Is Leading on Business Climate Engagement. Will Ambitious Policies Follow?

2 semanas 6 días ago
Japan Is Leading on Business Climate Engagement. Will Ambitious Policies Follow? Comments|Add Comment|PrintJapan's national legislature, the Diet. Flickr/mbell1975 The Japanese government has announced its long-term climate and growth strategy under the Paris Agreement on climate change. The announcement comes ahead of the G20 Summit hosted by Japan this week (June 28-29) in Osaka. Japan's publication of the long-term strategy is a welcome contribution to the Paris Agreement process. Though...

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Hayden Higgins

STATEMENT: Slow Progress at Bonn Climate Talks at Odds with Urgency of the Climate Crisis

3 semanas ago
STATEMENT: Slow Progress at Bonn Climate Talks at Odds with Urgency of the Climate Crisis BONN, GERMANY (June 27, 2019) - As the UN climate negotiations wrapped up in Bonn, Germany, following is a statement from David Waskow, Director International Climate Action, World Resources Institute: “Vulnerable nations stood up against attacks on the landmark UN climate scientific report on limiting warming to 1.5 Celsius, but the concerted efforts by a small group of countries ultimately blocked it...

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Ally Friedman

STATEMENT: Norway to Provide $53 Million USD in High-Resolution Imagery of Forests

3 semanas 1 día ago
STATEMENT: Norway to Provide $53 Million USD in High-Resolution Imagery of Forests WASHINGTON (June 26, 2019) – This week the government of Norway announced plans to allocate approximately $53 million USD to purchase high-resolution satellite images of tropical forests. These images will be made freely available throughout the next four years to goverement and civil society groups, including Global Forest Watch. Following is a statement from Crystal Davis, Global Forest Watch Director at...

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Ally Friedman

How Fashion Companies Can Collaborate to Tackle Their Biggest Source of Carbon Pollution

3 semanas 2 días ago
How Fashion Companies Can Collaborate to Tackle Their Biggest Source of Carbon Pollution Comments|Add Comment|PrintAs the fashion industry churns out more items, climate impacts grow. Flickr/ILO in Asia and the Pacific Low prices and unprecedented demand are fueling the growth of "fast fashion," which takes trends from runway to consumers in record time. The problem is that, in the process, fashion is putting eye-popping pressure on the environment through water use, pollution, waste and carbon...

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