In many world regions, women are more likely than men to suffer poor mental health, partner violence and food insecurity following extreme weather events, an analysis of 130 peer-reviewed studies has found.
Chinese and Japanese investors have lost interest in funding coal projects due to high costs, pushing the country towards natural gas – which will do little to solve problems of overcapacity, expensive power and carbon emissions.
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?
Simon Zadek –
The Covid-19 crisis has made painful sovereign-debt restructurings inevitable for many countries. Countries should offer more favourable terms to debtors that improve protection of natural assets such as rainforests, oceans and biodiversity.
To build a better world, every action counts. When it comes to ending the Covid-19 pandemic, those actions must include a broad global commitment to ensuring that all people—including refugees—are protected.
Jeremy Hance, Mongabay.com –
At the 2017 World Economic Forum, former US Vice President Al Gore criticised the development of coal-fueled power plants near the world’s largest mangrove forest while Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina defended the projects.
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 …