Growers, tyre manufacturers and automakers have agreed to a new policy framework that aims to support smallholders in the sustainable cultivation of rubber. The framework is a major milestone for an industry beset by environmental and social issues in tropical grower countries.
Yamide Dagnet and Joel Jaeger –
While the amount of climate-friendly stimulus spending leaves much to be desired, some countries are making strides toward greening their economic recovery. How can countries expand their green recovery efforts?
Kevin Rudd –
Hand washing is one of the best frontline defenses against the virus that causes Covid-19. Yet three billion people – almost half of the world’s population – lack access to basic hand-washing facilities.
Durwood Zaelke and Mario Molina –
As global temperatures rise and demand for air conditioning and refrigeration soars, all countries must adopt common-sense initiatives to make cooling more efficient, less emissions-intensive, and more affordable for consumers.
Mauritius is a biodiversity hotspot and much of the island’s unique wildlife depends on intricate connections between the reefs, lagoons, seagrass meadows and mangroves, so pollution in one habitat will have devastating ripple effects.
The European Union has banned many active pesticide ingredients due to damaging health and environmental effects. With leading global agrochemical firms seeking new markets to conquer, developing countries urgently need strict controls.
Hannah Alcoseba Fernandez –
Dr Jane Goodall, known for her pioneering study of chimpanzees nearly 60 years ago in Tanzania, continues her work to conserve nature in Africa by joining an expedition to protect the continent’s highest peak.
Gan Su Xuan –
In line with the Sustainable Development Goals' aim to eradicate poverty, a Japanese multinational electronics firm is providing power supply stations, solar storage and products to countries with little or no access to electricity.
The impact of electricity price increases on the competitiveness of selected mining sector and smelting value chains in South Africa project report investigates the relationship between South Africa's mining value …