Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Twoby Brian Lipinski, Craig Hanson, Richard Waite, Tim Searchinger, James Lomax and Lisa Kitinoja - June 2013
About 24 percent of all calories currently produced for human consumption are lost or wasted. This paper examines the implications of this amount of loss and waste, profiles a number of approaches for reducing it, and puts forth five recommendations for how to move forward on this issue. "...
Creating a Sustainable Food Future, Installment Oneby Tim Searchinger, Craig Hanson, Janet Ranganathan, Brian Lipinski, Richard Waite, Robert Winterbottom, Ayesha Dinshaw and Ralph Heimlich - May 2013
How can the world adequately feed more than 9 billion people by 2050 in a manner that advances economic development and reduces pressure on the environment? This is one of the paramount questions the world faces over the next four decades. “The Great Balancing Act” seeks to start answering this...
Decision Making in a Changing Climateby United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, World Bank and World Resources Institute - October 2011
Based on input from more than 100 experts in 36 countries, this report offers specific, practical strategies and innovative case studies to inform how to integrate climate change risks into national policies and planning.
Roots of Resilience - Growing the Wealth of the Poorby United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, World Bank and World Resources Institute - July 2008
Managing Ecosystems to Fight Povertyby United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, The World Bank and World Resources Institute - September 2005
Ecosystems are---or can be---the wealth of the poor. For many of the 1.1 billion people living in severe poverty, nature has always been a daily lifeline---an asset for those with few other material assets.
Decisions for the Earth: Balance, voice, and powerby United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, World Bank and World Resources Institute - July 2003
This edition focuses on the importance of good environmental governance by exploring how citizens, government managers, and business owners can foster better environmental decisions that meet the needs of people and ecosystems with equity and balance.
People and ecosystems: The fraying web of lifeby United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, World Bank and World Resources Institute - September 2000
This millennial edition focuses on five critical ecosystems that have been shaped by the interaction of physical environment, biological conditions, and human intervention: Croplands, forests, coastal zones, freshwater systems, and grasslands.
Environmental change and human healthMay 1998
A joint publication by the World Resources Institute, the United Nations Environment Programme, the United Nations Development Programme, and the World Bank
Explores the links between environmental quality and human health, looking both at the environmental threats associated...
The Urban Environmentby World Resources Institute, United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank - April 1996
Urbanization is one of the critical global trends shaping the future. While great environmental challenges lie ahead, there are many innovative and effective approaches to environmental management undertaken by cities and communities around the world.
People and the Environmentby World Resources Institute in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programe and the United Nations Development Programme - March 1994
Special features of this outstanding edition include: Population and the Environment; Regional Focus on China and India; Women and Sustainable Development; Natural Resource Consumption.