A much criticised industry, palm oil is linked to all manner of environmental and social ills, from deforestation to human rights abuses. Can the industry behind the world’s most consumed edible oil ever be completely sustainable?
Rebecca Carter –
Incremental adaptation measures will not be enough to protect livelihoods and economies in a world of climate change. A transformative approach to industries like agriculture is necessary, says WRI's Rebecca Carter.
Arturo Martinez and Kaushal Joshi –
Systematically gathering gender-specific data on ownership of assets such as land, property or finance can help women access credit and provide a cushion during socioeconomic shocks, say ADB's Kaushal Joshi and Arturo Martinez.
Grant Stillman –
Solar power is efficient and its cost has declined over the years. With enough money pooled at the village-level and supported by international green financing, communities can become energy secure through solar power generation.
Keeping global warming within 2 degrees Celsius will require the world to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing energy efficiency is a relatively low-cost, easy way to do so. Why isn't the market interested?
The tumbling prices of solar technology has helped to kick-start the clean energy revolution, but it's not the silver bullet to solving climate change. Jatin Nathwani from the University of Waterloo explains why.