More than 40 per cent of recyclers in South and Southeast Asia are at risk of going bust as recycled plastic prices fall by a fifth, study reveals. Meanwhile a report from Interpol has revealed a sharp rise in criminal activity in the global recycling trade.
Robert Watson –
Natural systems like the massive Sundarbans mangrove forest in India and Bangladesh are crucial sources of economic output and resilience, demanding far more protection than they currently receive.
Jyotiraj Patra –
Misinformation and fake news on transboundary water issues in South Asia can negatively impact long-standing cooperation efforts. There is an urgent need to ramp up efforts to tackle such information disorder on shared waters in the region.
Layla Liebetrau –
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.
The transboundary rivers of South Asia are seeing increased business investments and infrastructure development. There is a growing need for the integration of businesses and human rights frameworks in water governance decision-making.
After every global emergency, those who extend support to the world's poorest and most vulnerable usually snap back to "business as usual," all but ensuring that the next crisis will be as severe as the last. This time must be different.
Measuring Sustainable Competitiveness: The Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index (GSCI) is based on quantitative indicators grouped in 5 pillars that define the competitiveness of a nation: natural capital, resource intensity, social capital, intellectual capital, and governance. All …
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 …