A recent study highlights how demand for Brazilian soy by China and Europe is stoking deforestation, thereby increasing carbon emissions, especially in Brazil’s Cerrado savanna biome and the Amazon rainforest.
Developing countries have made record renewable energies investments in 2019, a new report has found. As the Covid-19 crisis is having an immediate impact on renewables projects, experts say economic recovery plans must include clean energy.
Mauricio Cárdenas and Juan Lucas Restrepo –
The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the risks of unhealthy diets and the extreme fragility of the global food system. But the economic reconstruction that will follow the pandemic represents a perfect opportunity to provide better nutrition and health for all.
M. Chatib Basri and Rema N. Hanna
and Benjamin A. Olken –
Many developing countries have long maintained fuel subsidies because they are politically impossible to abandon, owing to the sticker shock that the public encounters at the pump as soon as prices are floated. But now that oil prices have reached historic lows, this problem has all but disappeared.
As countries scramble to procure personal protective equipment, another quickly accelerating problem sits on the back end: the disturbingly massive amount of medical waste of all types that must be disposed of.
Four in five of the world’s workforce is on lockdown due to Covid-19, with no end in sight. The post-pandemic world order needs one familiar function to tie social sustainability together – human resources.
The Covid-19 crisis has shown that effective public transport is vital to keeping cities running. Over the long term, public transport is one investment that can create jobs quickly while reducing carbon emissions, making roads safer and improving people’s access to their work and other opportunities.
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 …