Rachel Kyte –
Billions of people primarily in Asia and Africa lack access to energy and clean cooking. It's shocking that countries are only putting a trickle of financing for energy access in these regions, says Sustainable Energy for All's Rachel Kyte.
Ilan Kelman –
Hurricane Harvey isn't a "natural disaster" because disasters are not natural, says University College London researcher Ilan Kelman. Rather, they are the result of social and political forces which shape people's vulnerability to events.
Life-saving health innovations such as measures to stop infectious diseases from spreading and early diagnosis strategies are at risk of losing support as countries cut back on their foreign aid commitments, says scientist Dinesh Mondal.
In South Asia, where population pressures pose a significant food security challenge, growing at least two crops per year boosts productivity, writes International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre's Julie Mollins.
Harnessing the natural functions of healthy ecosystems and women's strength in resource management could bring about better solutions to climate mitigation and adaptation, says International Union for the Conservation of Nature's Ann Moey.
Three new reports build on the International Institute for Sustainable Development's work with government and civil society on reforming fossil-fuel subsidies. Led by the IISD's Global Subsidies Initiative, these studies ...