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One Investment that Can Make Unhealthy Cities Livable and Fight Climate Change: Sustainable Transportation
The more the world urbanizes – and we’re forecast to be 70 percent urban-dwellers by 2050 – the more critical clean, efficient, safe transportation becomes. Access to better jobs, schools, and clinics gives the poor a ladder out of poverty and towards greater prosperity.
Why energy producers need to pay heed to global warming
The world’s top climate change scientists are now 95 per cent certain that humans are responsible for global warming. That’s the headline takeaway from the latest findings by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Global temperatures are the hottest since the last ice age and the planet is only getting warmer.
How Africa can feed itself in the face of climate change
Climate change predictions show a very bleak future for Africa. Funding for adaptation should be on the global agenda.
What is the IPCC anyway, and how does it work?
The latest climate change assessment from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the IPCC, is due to arrive this weekend. This will be the fifth comprehensive assessment report (AR5) prepared by the IPCC since it was established in 1988. But what is this IPCC, whose process is so labour intensive, time consuming and exhaustive that it takes six years?
Green economy: will it ever be people, planet and profit?
While economic growth is key to improving wellbeing in developing countries, it shouldn't cost us the planet – but are ministers listening?
Food Security - Asian Development Bank's Take
Economic growth has been effective in reducing extreme poverty in Asia and the Pacific, but less so in reducing hunger and malnutrition. ADB is helping people across the region put food on their table by improving the productivity, connectivity, and resilience of food supply chains.
Post-2015 towards a unified approach
Fiona Hall MEP on the need for a single post-2015 strategy that tackles development and environment issues together.
How many climate migrants will there be?
If politicians are to be believed, migration caused by climate change will cause the world huge problems. One of the latest to repeat the warning is UK shadow immigration minister Chris Bryant, who, like many others before him, said 200 million people may be forced to flee their country. But how reliable is this figure?
What’s really causing water scarcity in Africa south of the Sahara?
The theme of World Water Week 2013 (September 1-6) is “Water Cooperation: Building Partnerships.” Today, we highlight key research that looks at investment strategies for overcoming physical and economic limitations to water security.
Growing biofuels: how to reap rewards
Highlights from recent Guardian live chat panel on how to deliver the best environmental, social and economic impacts.
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