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.
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.
David Cameron and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
and Donald P. Kaberuka –
The rich world can no longer reassure itself that poor countries will avoid the worst of the Covid-19 crisis by virtue of their isolation. The pandemic is now hitting these countries especially hard, underscoring the urgent need for renewed global action.
Ibnu Budiman –
The government of Indonesia does not fully utilise knowledge about sustainable peatland management. The new rice plan will not support the restoration of degraded peatlands as rice as a dryland species does not support peat soil formation.
With the novel coronavirus wreaking havoc around the globe, just about every nation faces major issues with its food supply. While a potentially devastating food security crisis looms, a food loss crisis has already taken hold.
Robin Hicks –
As Singapore-based salad bar chain SaladStop! marks its 10th anniversary, co-owner Katherine Desbaillets talks to Eco-Business about phasing out meat, food waste and single-use packaging, and dealing with customers who refuse to pay 10 cents for a plastic bag.
Zafirah Zein –
On International Human Rights Day, Greenpeace releases shocking testimonies from Southeast Asian migrants working on board foreign fishing vessels, plying the remote waters to meet Asia's surging demand for seafood.
Micah Castelo, Mongabay.com –
The Philippine government has begun the process of relocating more than 200,000 families living along waterways to restore Manila Bay, the main body of water in the capital.
Indonesia has already made notable strides to develop climate mitigation strategies that ensure the protection of its forests, notably through its high-level support for efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation …
This briefing note outlines the challenges and opportunities for Indonesia to achieve water, energy and food security targets in ways that align with its long term development strategy. A water-energy-food …