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¿Cuánta selva tropical hay en esa barra de chocolate?

  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • GHG emissions
  • Food
Foto por Everjean/Flickr.
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • GHG emissions
  • Food
Insights

How Ethiopia Went from Famine Crisis to Green Revolution

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • restoration
  • agriculture
  • food security
  • poverty
Ethiopia is now greener than it has been in the last 145 years. Photo by Chris Reij/WRI
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • restoration
  • agriculture
  • food security
  • poverty
Insights

Why Africa Needs to Look to Its Cities to End Hunger

  • Cities
  • Food
  • food security
  • Urban Development
A street market in St. Lucia, South Africa. With the continent rapidly urbanizing, it’s critical that city leaders address urban food loss and waste in order to ensure sustainable development and end food insecurity. Photo by Steve Slater/Flickr.
  • Cities
  • Food
  • food security
  • Urban Development
Technical Perspectives

INSIDER: Responding to Questions about Bioenergy

  • biofuels
  • agriculture
  • Food
  • biofuels
  • agriculture
  • Food
Insights

Regreening Africa Could Help Stem the Tide of Migration

  • Forests
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • food security
A smallholder farmer plants maize. Photo by CIMMYT/Flickr
  • Forests
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • food security
Insights

“Revaluing” Ecosystems to Include Nature’s Value on Balance Sheets

  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Economics
  • natural infrastructure
  • Business
  • natural resources
While oceans support lucrative fisheries, these benefits are rarely accounted for in ledgers. Photo by Pedro Ramirez Jr./U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Economics
  • natural infrastructure
  • Business
  • natural resources
Insights

How Food Waste Costs Our Cities Millions

  • Cities
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • GHG emissions
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • Urban Development
Seoul, South Korea is one of several cities experimenting with new waste management policies that will encourage people not to buy food they don’t need. Photo by Seoul Korea/Flickr.
  • Cities
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • GHG emissions
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • Urban Development
Initiatives
Women community members plant newly matured seedlings in Sumatra, Indonesia
Insights

Biofuels Are Not a Green Alternative to Fossil Fuels

  • Energy
  • Food
  • biofuels
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • climate change
As Earth becomes more crowded, fertile land and the plants it supports become ever more valuable for food, timber and carbon storage—things for which we don’t have an alternative source. Patrick Wall/CIMMYT/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • Food
  • biofuels
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • climate change
Insights

Why Dedicating Land to Bioenergy Won't Curb Climate Change

  • Energy
  • Food
  • biodiversity
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • food security
A new WRI working paper recommends against dedicating land to produce bioenergy. Photo by Macomb Paynes.
  • Energy
  • Food
  • biodiversity
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • food security
Insights

Globalizing Sustainable Development

  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • Food
  • poverty
  • health
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
Today’s challenges go beyond health, food, and education. Photo by Gates Foundation/Flickr
  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • Food
  • poverty
  • health
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals

So What Did We Learn in 2014?

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
2014 shifted the needle toward a more sustainable future. Photo by David Drodge/The Pembina Institute
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business

WRI’s Top Outcomes of 2014

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
During "Raaghiri Days" in Indian cities, streets are closed to cars to encourage walking and biking. Photo by Carol Mitchell/Flickr
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct

WRI Advances Progress on Sustainable Development Goals

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Freshwater
  • Top Outcome: 2014
Meeting at UN headquarters. (New York, New York)
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Freshwater
  • Top Outcome: 2014
Insights
About 24 percent of all the calories produced for human consumption don’t actually end up reaching human mouths. Photo credit: Petrr, Flickr
  • agriculture
  • Food Loss and Waste
Insights

5 Reasons To Watch NYC’s Climate Summit

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Finance
  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Resilience
  • Business
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate policy
UN headquarters in New York City (Photo credit United Nations)
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Finance
  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Resilience
  • Business
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate policy
Insights

A Farmer In Africa: Balancing Property Rights With National Needs

  • agriculture
  • food security
  • land rights
In Africa, farmers rely on their rights to community land, but governments don't always back them up with legislation. (photo credit: Gates Foundation/flickr)
  • agriculture
  • food security
  • land rights