A major Chinese state-owned bank said it will support environmental protection but did not specify what actions it would take in evaluating a hydropower project that is said to threaten the world’s rarest great ape species with extinction.
Accused of being complicit in not only deforestation but also human right abuses in plantations, the European Union, of which France is a member, is keen to combat unsustainable imports, known as a key driver to deforestation.
The progress in the first week of climate negotiations in Katowice has been painfully slow, and a logjam over financial transparency can unravel agreements in other areas such as green technology transfer.
Enrica Porcari –
In an age of receding multilateralism, the private sector and tech community must help ensure the 2030 Development Agenda stays on track, says the World Food Programme's Enrica Porcari.
Dag Detter –
According to the International Monetary Fund, the world’s public assets are worth at least twice global GDP. Instead of neglecting those assets, as most governments do today, countries should be using them to generate value, writes a former director at Sweden's Ministry of Industry.
Angel Gurria and José Graziano da Silva –
Food production will suffer some of the most immediate and brutal effects of climate change, with some regions of the world suffering far more than others. How does global trade ensure that high-quality, nutritious food reaches those who need it most?