Today, there is a niche market of concerned consumers who are willing to pay more for soy products guaranteed to be emissions and deforestation-free. But do such guarantees actually reduce deforestation?
and Helen Mountford, Molly McGregor –
The writing is on the wall: existing resource-intensive, unsustainable businesses will be left behind in the near future. WRI experts offer 4 tips for low-carbon growth.
Robert Richardson –
Earth Overshoot Day—the date when humanity’s 'footprint' on nature exceeds what the Earth can regenerate in 365 days—is getting earlier each year. But the math behind it is problematic and could be vastly underestimating the damage we are doing to the planet, says Michigan State University's Robert Richardson.
Straw bans are inciting a strong reaction around the world, but why should a targeted effort towards 4 per cent of marine litter be attacked as useless or ineffective, when the posited alternative is no effort at all?
As Asia pursues industrial growth, the world's fastest growing region is struggling to balance development with sustainable resource use, and ensuring that prosperity is fairly shared. This report examines the ...