Veena Vidyadharan and Prithviraj Nath –
Inland waterways in India should be aligned with growth in India as it provides opportunities for strengthening local economy as well as connectivity for one of India's most isolated region says Veena Vidyadharan and Prithviraj Nath
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.
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.
Jeremy Hance, Mongabay.com –
At the 2017 World Economic Forum, former US Vice President Al Gore criticised the development of coal-fueled power plants near the world’s largest mangrove forest while Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina defended the projects.
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 ...