Nearly all counties are dealing with some type of malnutrition, which damages intergenerational equity. But we have the best ever chance to implement the necessary scale-up of efforts to turn the tide, argues Lawrence Haddad.
From fake horns to relocation, to re-purposed military surveillance, today’s wildlife protectors enlist new — and often unproven — strategies to save endangered species.
New research finds that boreal forests, where peatlands are extensive, store as much and maybe more carbon than tropical forests. But the boreal zone is increasingly threatened by logging, insect outbreaks, etc, and is experiencing some of Earth’s highest rates of warming. Given its carbon role, we’ve got to better protect and sustainably manage this key natural resource.
A roof that pays for itself: A collaboration between two California startups, Soliculture and Cityblooms, results in a solar panel that could fine-tune light for crops in urban “micro-farms”, while simultaneously generating electricity.
Using technofixes to tinker with global climate systems is an excuse to avoid unpopular but necessary measures to reduce carbon emissions, argues professor of public ethics Clive Hamilton.
Despite an extraordinary Platform for Action committed to at the historic Fourth World Conference on Women 20 years ago this September, we can celebrate only modest gains in some areas. This fall the world’s leaders have the chance to re-commit so that we can truly and quickly breach the gender equality gaps that remain, argues the Executive Director of UN Women.
To mark World Water Day, UNU-INWEH’s Dr Corinne Schuster-Wallace describes a programme that is helping disadvantaged communities across the world to implement holistic, affordable and sustainable change to combat waterborne diseases.
Xyza Cruz Bacani’s is an artist first and foremost, a young woman with a passion and a camera; she also happens to be a migrant domestic worker but that doesn’t define her. Her story shows that women migrants have great potential to be agents of change in their own lives and the societies to which they contribute.
UNU-WIDER, as part of its Development Under Climate Change (DUCC) project, has created a framework to help developing countries implement climate change policies that avoid negative biophysical and economic outcomes.
Darwin tells us we must evolve or die. Can we adapt to scarcity and re-integrate ourselves within ecosystems in the decades ahead?
In addressing resource scarcity and climate change, it is meaningless to talk of limiting population without scaling back consumption.
In pre-modern times, societies that thrived were ones that developed high rates of consumption. Need we still be slaves to this trait?
International Day of Forests this year is about showcasing forest-based solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation, and to sustainable development more broadly. The positive and hopeful Our World stories and videos from around the world that we’ve collected in this Forests Forward feature are wonderful examples. Check them out and be inspired.
The evidence suggests the United States is playing energy poker with a pair of jacks in its hand, but betting as if it had four aces, says the Post Carbon Institutes’s Richard Heinberg. Policymakers are using exaggerated resource estimates just to score points, while economic and ecological catastrophe loom over the global arena in which the game is being played.
The recent fall in oil price threatens to shut off the more expensive oil production facilities. The only hope American oil producers have, explains Tobias Vanderbruck, is to exploit the very factor that made non-conventional oil extraction possible in the first place — technological innovation.
As natural gas booms, renewable energy proponents ponder whether it will serve as a bridge or roadblock to photovoltaic power.