Following the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations released its first report on food security and nutrition, which showed that the number of world's hungry has increased to 38 million from previous years.
What are the most innovative ways to provide healthy, safe food and water to poor urban communities without harming the environment? A contest organised by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) hopes to bring out the best ideas.
Shamshad Akhtar –
The recent string of natural disasters has been a costly but critical lesson—that we need to prepare for more extreme weather, and protect the vulnerable who disproportionately bear the brunt of these, writes UNESCAP's Shamshad Akhtar.
Helen Mountford –
Recent extreme weather events are a wake-up call and opportunity to rebuild our cities to be more resilient, efficient and equitable in an era of changing climate, says WRI's Helen Mountford.
Hong Kong must have a hard look at its continued dependence on the mainland for its water supply and what it costs. Singaporean water policy researcher Shanisse Goh offers lessons for the city to be self-reliant when it comes to water.
The struggle to deal with urban flooding has dominated international headlines recently. Here's how China's national "sponge cities" policy takes on rainfall and flooding, and what else it can do to achieve its ambitious goals.
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 ...