Rural residents in lower-income countries rely on natural resources for part of their livelihood. Researchers explored whether farm-scale environmental characteristics obtained from satellites could help assess and monitor rural poverty.
Christine Stegling –
The drop in Aids-related deaths has lulled the world into a false sense of accomplishment. International HIV/Aids Alliance's Christine Stegling argues that the struggle against HIV must be integrated into sustainable development planning.
The South American country wants to expand the role of natural gas in the economy in "supporting transitions towards lower-emission energy systems"—but has ignored the environmental impacts of fracking.
The alignment between sustainable finance and responsible business could become an unprecedented, transformative force for decarbonisation, but the time to move is now, writes the founding director of the UN Global Compact, Georg Kell.
Environmental controversies often involve influential business and economic interests, political battles, criminal activities, anti-government insurgents or corruption, which can be dangerous for journalists reporting on them.
Jean Chua –
Monsanto, the name once synonymous with Agent Orange, has left its past behind. Or has it? A video made by a Brisbane-based current affairs site is accusing the American agribusiness giant of grave environmental and social transgressions, and it doesn't stop at the Vietnam War.