Issues & Trends
|Global renewable energy initiative aims to bring a billion people in from the dark
Worldwide commission aims to end energy poverty in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia by driving investment in new technology
|The world needs a massive carbon tax in just 10 years to limit climate change, IMF says
The international organization suggests a cost of $75 per ton by 2030.
|U.N. urges action as finds farmers losing up to a fifth of produce
Central and southern Asia have the highest level of food losses of 20% followed by northern America and Europe at more than 15%
|Climate change could cost the U.S. up to 10.5 percent of its GDP by 2100, study finds
Extreme weather events will be a major source of future losses.
|Climate Change Threatens the World’s Food Supply, United Nations Warns|
|Rising global temperatures wreak havoc on urban "heat islands"
|Shifts to renewable energy can drive up energy poverty, PSU study finds
|'Look beyond hunger' says U.N. as one in four lack access to healthy food
The report said there were 822 million obese people in 2016, when 796.5 million were undernourished
(Adds reaction from Action Against Hunger)
By Thin Lei Win
|The To-Do List for Cities 20 Years From Now
What will city planners, civil society, and the private sector be focused on in 2040?
A lot could change between now and then. But absent a world-changing event or discovery, we have a pretty good idea how the challenges of 21st century cities might line up.
|The dirty side of renewable energy
Our clean energy needs to be sourced responsibly right from the get-go.