The world relies on healthy soils for food, water, and a liveable climate. But soils are rapidly losing the ability to support life thanks to unsustainable development and industrial agriculture. Is enough being done to address this crisis?
The European Union is planning to ban palm oil for biodiesel, citing environmental concerns. But the ban does not consider the impact it would have on the livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers in Indonesia and Malaysia, the influential businessman has said.
Anne Schwenkenbecher –
Part of the difficulty in creating a more sustainable world is bringing about the behaviour change necessary, both at the individual level and collectively. How can we reframe the way we approach sustainability?
Leah Samberg –
Despite the global aim of ending hunger by 2030, the farming is becoming more risky and uncertain thanks to climate change. Connecting farmers to information and each other can help mitigate this, says research scientist Leah Samberg.
and Dave Little, Simon Bush –
The global seafood trade is perceived as one where people in developing nations cultivate and export food to the affluent, with little benefit reaching those who need food the most. Is that really the case?
The commodification of common goods such as food and water has put them out of reach for some, while degrading the environment. Can community-led, participatory development change the relationship between us and nature?
Food supply chains today are so complex and opaque that making sustainable food choices today is like crossing a minefield. University of York researchers call for systemic change in order to offer consumers truly sustainable food choices.
Aquaculture is the only way to meet soaring seafood demand, but it is not without sustainability challenges. Breakthrough Institute's conservation programme director Linus Blomqvist explores how to make the practice more sustainable.
Moving away from narratives that spell fear of climate-related catastrophes, "Tomorrow" tells stories of how ordinary people -- from Icelandic volcanoes to Indian slums -- employ innovative ways to fight the effects of climate change.
Vaidehi Shah –
There Will Be Water documents an engineer's efforts to use seawater and sunlight to grow crops in deserts. The story of cool innovations and hard struggles against systemic barriers is inspiring viewing for all sustainability advocates.
Indonesia has already made notable strides to develop climate mitigation strategies that ensure the protection of its forests, notably through its high-level support for efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation ...
This briefing note outlines the challenges and opportunities for Indonesia to achieve water, energy and food security targets in ways that align with its long term development strategy. A water-energy-food ...