Localised supply chains, which generated US$40 million in revenue for farmers during the pandemic, will continue even as Covid-19 restrictions ease. But the industry badly needs more research, technology and infrastructure, experts say.
Indonesia will be the latest country to receive a results-based payment from Norway, a decade after Norway pledged to disburse US$1 billion for Indonesia’s emission reduction from deforestation and forest degradation.
Liz Goodwin and Esben Lunde Larsen –
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.
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber and Sandrine Dixson-Declève
and Hunter Lovins, Kate Raworth –
In addition to threatening millions of lives and the global economy, the Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated that human societies are capable of transforming themselves more or less overnight. In fact, there's no better time than now to usher in systemic economic change.
From labor shortages to racial bias, the barriers to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 3 — “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages” — are as diverse as they are high. But the chances of success are significantly better if we listen to those who understand the situation on the ground.
In the face of the challenge posed by climate change, the focus of monetary policy often seems very short term. Central bankers must break this “curse of horizons” and take decisive steps to address fossil-fuel-related risks.
Zafirah Zein –
Southeast Asia's largest energy consumer has been slow to transition to renewables, but recent policies point to greater expansion of the country's solar, tidal and geothermal energy production.
Zafirah Zein –
In the video, environmental law group ClientEarth compares the oil and gas giant's advertisements on its low-carbon investments to a burger chain claiming that they’re vegan because they’ve got salad on the menu.
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.
Hannah Alcoseba Fernandez –
Nine months after she was appointed to lead Malaysia's environment ministry, Yeo Bee Yin spoke to Eco-Business about gender equality, plastic pollution and boosting the country's green industry.
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 …
start2see and Build21c have undertaken a detailed analysis of all the significant greenhouse gas emission sources related to building (the structure of) a house. By breaking down emissions per material, …