A new report by WWF has found that most major Asian consumer goods firms are lagging behind their western counterparts on making their operations and supply chains more sustainable, and their investors are also not paying enough attention to environmental risks.
Betsy Otto –
While droughts, floods and increasingly rapid groundwater depletion are cause for concern, this year presents unprecedented opportunities to pursue better water management, says World Resources Institute Global Water program director Betsy Otto.
El Hassan bin Talal
and Sundeep Waslekar –
Unless water resources are managed with extraordinary care, the consequences could be devastating, say Prince El Hassan bin Talal, distinguished member of the Global High Level Panel on Water and Peace, and Sundeep Waslekar, president of Strategic Foresight Group.
[Book Review] If the world currently produces enough food to feed 10 billion people, why are almost a billion individuals still hungry? A recently published book, Food Foolish, explains why food waste is to blame for this problem and how it also contributes to worsening climate change, conflict, and water stress.
While the California construction industry was severely impacted by the 2008 financial crisis, there is no doubt that it is now on an upward swing now. But one other major phenomenon is threatening its success: the extreme droughts that have plagued the state for four years now.