A new briefing by the UK-based Global Canopy Program outlines the struggles that farmers face in the move from traditional to sustainable farming and how financing tailored to their circumstances can help them make the leap.
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Digital financial inclusion can change the lives of the poor and boost economic growth; countries need to pursue localised solutions to promote access to electronic financial services, says Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Mark Suzman.
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In a world frozen in a futile debate on climate change, can we break the ice with win-win, sustainable solutions like biochar? Michael Shafer from NGO Warm Heart Worldwide thinks we can.
The quintillions of bytes in data we generate every day offer potential economic, cultural and political benefits. Here's how private data can be used for social good through the concept of data responsibility, according to New York University's Stefaan Verhulst.
Brazil's two proposed bills to revive its flagging economy could have the opposite effect—degrading the environment, diminishing human rights and even hurting the economy. WRI's Helen Ding and Rachel Biderman explain why.
A new mapping study shows that roads have sliced and diced almost the entire land surface of Earth, leaving huge areas prone to illegal logging, mining and hunting, writes James Cook University's Bill Laurance.
This study report under the coordination of Conservation International (CI-Brazil), recommends that companies should understand and incorporate into their decision making process, the economic value of biodiversity and ecosystems services ...
Brazil's financial sector is dependent on natural capital to support economic growth and ensure future returns for investors. Nature's assets are abundant in Brazil, from its farmland, forests and energy ...