More and more companies are profiting through the “circular economy,” or an economic model by which waste is not just avoided, but completely re-envisaged.
sustainable development goals
The Sustainable Development Goals aim to halve food waste by 2030, but there had been no consistent guidance on how to get there. The new Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard offers help.
Making our infrastructure cleaner and more sustainable could add as little as 5 percent to upfront costs, which could be fully offset by lower operating costs. WRI Board member and former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón reveals four ways to unlock capital for low-carbon infrastructure.
At a time of climate disruption and rising inequality, it's essential for all countries to reconcile environmental, economic and social concerns to shift toward a shared and sustainable prosperity. One vital ingredient in making this transition is policy coherence.
Whether preserving a forest, changing the tax code or approving a new medical treatment, the impact of government choices spill over into other areas. That can help or it can hurt. A key question in fostering sustainable development is how to have coherent policies -- within and among different countries -- that work together rather than canceling each other out.
Secure land rights for Indigenous Peoples and rural communities are a key ingredient in achieving the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals adopted last year. Yet as the continued killings of environmental activists around the world show, strong land tenure faces an uphill battle.
Craig Hanson explains why governments, companies and others are combating food loss and waste for the sake of people and the planet.
As President Xi Jinping has said, after unprecedented economic expansion since 1990, China now needs to embrace a new economic model that focuses more on the quality rather than the quantity of growth. Will the new 13th Five-Year Plan be able to deliver this?
After the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the international community now faces the real work of translating vision into action. What will public, private and non-governmental actors need to do better, more, or differently to achieve the SDGs?