The Turkana area of Kenya, one of the poorest in Africa, is undergoing major changes, primarily linked to the discovery of oil in the region. These maps start to uncover some of the potential impacts of these changes on people and the environment.
Catalyzing small business engagement in climate change adaptation.
A presentation on access to information policies at development banks by WRI's Sustainable Finance Team.
Creating a Sustainable Food Future: Improving Productivity and Environmental Performance of Aquaculture
We examine the implications of doubling aquaculture production between now and 2050, and offer recommendations to ensure that aquaculture growth contributes to a sustainable food future.
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On January 8, Dr. Andrew Steer, WRI’s President & CEO, offered his perspectives on major global developments in economics, business, natural resources and sustainability in the coming year.
How can the world feed more than 9 billion people in 2050 in a manner that advances development and reduces pressure on the environment?
Even if all food produced in 2009 were evenly distributed to all people in 2050, the world would still need 974 more calories per person per day.
Adaptation Finance Tracking
The United Nations projects that world population will rise from just over 7 billion in 2012 to nearly 9.6 billion by 2050.
Defining adaptation finance.
We examination the role of four improved land and water management practices and the effect they could have on smallholder crop yields and livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa. We also provide a series of recommendations for how to scale up these practices.