The coronavirus is putting nations' clean energy commitments to the test. In the face of unprecedented strain on healthcare and a looming recession, can governments ensure renewables keep the wind in their sails?
Schuyler Null and Hillary Smith –
The Covid-19 pandemic lays bare two facets of our new reality: we are more interconnected than ever, and cities are at the front lines of this crisis and will be at the front lines of any similarly globalised crisis in the future. Cities are already in adaptation mode.
Forests have changed dramatically since 2010, and so have global policies, technology and environmental leadership governing them. In this new blog from World Resources Institute’s experts, they reflect on the major turning points that have happened for forests, and project the trends forward to the next decade and beyond.
Catesby Holmes –
Don't blame climate change for the 39,000 forest fires now incinerating huge tracts of the Brazilian Amazon. This environmental catastrophe is human-made and highly political, writes Catesby Holmes.
Part of an industry that produces 8 per cent of global emissions, tourism operators and destinations are oblivious to the climate risks they are buying into, writes Griffith University's Susanne Becken.
WRI's Rubaina Rangwala writes about how the institute can help residents who live in risk-prone areas who are often left out of the planning and implementation process of climate-resilient infrastructure.
Vaidehi Shah –
A Global Witness report has found that more than 200 people were killed for engaging in peaceful protest against corporate mining, logging, agribusiness and poaching activities last year. The trend is growing.
Vaidehi Shah –
Brazil and the Philippines are the most dangerous countries for activists fighting mining, agribusiness and hydroelectric companies for their rights to land, forests, and rivers, a new report by Global Witness found.
Kristie Thong –
The second-largest city in Colombia has been recognised for its transformation from a city struggling with uncontrolled urban expansion and violence to one that is now held up as a model for sustainable urban innovation.
This study report under the coordination of Conservation International (CI-Brazil), recommends that companies should understand and incorporate into their decision making process, the economic value of biodiversity and ecosystems services ...
Brazil's financial sector is dependent on natural capital to support economic growth and ensure future returns for investors. Nature's assets are abundant in Brazil, from its farmland, forests and energy ...