As sea water warms due to climate change, it expands; this rise in volume upsets the balance of tectonic plates, says a new study, adding that the Gangetic delta in South Asia is particularly vulnerable.
As the world rushes into implementing the commitments enshrined in the historic climate deal in Paris in December, the use of large dams to mitigate climate change is becoming more popular across Asia and the world. But for many environmental and social advocates, this source of water and power remains a questionable solution that may even exacerbate our already fragile river resources. Eco-Business takes a look into the debate surrounding mega dams.
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As countries work towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals and solving development problems in a sustainable way, relying on international aid cannot be a long-term solution. Are social enterprises the answer?
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Antipoverty transfers can help to lift people out of poverty, but sourcing the money required remains a constant challenge. Professor Armando Barrientos analyses the options for financing such programmes.
With the ongoing Rio Olympics 2016, Anna Loveridge reflects on progress made by the sustainable event industry – and asks how more events can be encouraged to implement environmental and social standards.
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 ...