The global recession has brought new attention to chronic structural flaws in current economic models and assumptions. As economies struggle to recover, many are taking a closer look at the broad concept of a "Green Economy," one that simultaneously promotes sustainability and economic growth What would this type of economy look like, and how could we get there? WRI Managing Director Manish Bapna responds to some of the most commonly-asked questions:
In consultations, a range of countries and interest groups have called for an energy strategy that supports sustainable development.
Bringing clean energy to India's rural poor consumers creates cascading economic and social benefits, in addition to profits.
This piece originally appeared in The Economic Times (India).
The two defining challenges of this century are climate change and poverty. Our challenge is to find a way to deal with both, at the same time.
This piece originally appeared on the World Resources Report website.
As well as urgently cutting emissions, nations everywhere need to take steps to adapt to a very different world.
Spotlight on Oil in Uganda
This working paper examines whether new rules from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission could help bring transparency to Uganda’s oil industry.
The following interview with Craig Hanson and Moray McLeish was conducted and compiled by Jeremy Hance and Rhett A. Butler for mongabay.com and is reposted with permission. Read the entire piece here on the Mongabay website.
This piece originally appeared in Solutions (Volume 1: Issue 6) and is reposted with permission.
Expanding agriculture onto already degraded lands could relieve pressure on the world’s remaining forests.
Enabling tropical countries to boost their economies and feed global populations whi