China is adding tons of renewables, but it's actually still very expensive to finance projects. A new platform aims to streamline and bundle projects to get capacity online faster.
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WRI Business Director Kevin Moss thinks that marketing that encourages people to buy less can help shift consumers and producers away from the ceaseless cycle of over-consumption.
While 2017 was a banner year for plant-based eating, the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts 2018 will be a year when Americans eat a record amount of meat. There's more to the story: the mix of meats in the U.S. diet has been shifting away from beef and toward chicken for decades.
Tourists want to see the most pristine environments—and 95 percent of them would pay fees to keep them that way.
Something very important is happening in global finance: the $70 trillion in institutional investment pools is turning a little greener.
Businesses and other organizations in China have a new option for buying renewable energy, thanks to a voluntary trading platform for Green Electricity Certificates.
In a world that expects to welcome another 3 billion people to the middle class in the new few decades, eating more sustainably will be key. Two simple rules of thumb: eat fewer animal-based foods and waste less.
In Indonesia's easternmost provinces of Papua and West Papua, most people welcome the government's commitment to economic development, often in the form of oil palm expansion. But the impact of development can include irreparable deforestation and health crises. It's a delicate balancing act.
With the private sector pushing forward climate action, here are the major developments from New York this September.
During Fashion Week, the apparel industry's sizeable impacts on people, land and water are a topic for concern. Making fashion sustainable begins with measurement and analysis of these impacts.