Emerging evidence from this pandemic and experience from previous disease outbreaks show that it’s rural women who will disproportionately bear the socio-economic hardships of COVID-19.
New research from WRI evaluates the experiences of five counties in Kenya that are mainstreaming adaptation and offers three key lessons for practitioners struggling to implement resilient, sustainable development at the local level.
The world is already facing a hunger crisis, and climate change is putting the global food system under further risk. Research and development (R&D) for climate-resilient crops and agricultural practices would have significant long-term impacts in helping smallholder farmers and bolstering food security.
To meet the rising food demand, reduce GHG emissions, and help curb climate change, the U.S. agricultural sector will need to activate these six tactics.
How should global agriculture subsidies be redirected to advance a sustainable food future by 2050? This webinar will walk through a new paper showing vast agricultural subsidies are currently doing little to feed the world and solve climate change, but have great potential for reform.
Brazil is facing a convergence of health, economic and environmental crises, all while grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic. A new study shows that by opting for a low-carbon recovery can allow Brazil to address critical constraints to its long-term growth and social development.
Sustainable development depends on access to electricity. New WRI research presents four ways to better link energy and development efforts.
Governments provide $600 billion per year in agricultural subsidies in the countries that generate two-thirds of the world’s agriculture. Only 5% of it supports any kind of conservation objective.
Flood risk in the Mississippi River Basin is expected to threaten $4.2 billion in GDP annually by 2030, an $831 million increase from 2010. Levees alone won't fix the problem — and may even worsen it.
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on food supply chains. In Africa, restoration entrepreneurs are adapting their businesses to provide essential services while preventing food waste and promoting sustainable food production .
Regenerative agriculture has become the darling of many policymakers, food companies and farmers. But can it deliver on climate change mitigation? This webinar will explore WRI’s view that these practices can improve soil health and yield some valuable environmental benefits, but are unlikely to achieve large-scale emissions reductions.
Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, locust swarms across the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula may exacerbate food insecurity and hunger.
Everyone from policymakers to food companies to farmers tout the widespread climate benefits of regenerative agriculture. Our research finds otherwise.
Economic recovery after COVID-19 must include efforts to bring about a fairer, more nutritious, more sustainable and more resilient global food system.
In this webinar, experts from the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, FAO and Oxfam will share their latest research on supporting low-carbon transformation in the agriculture sector through enhancing 2020 NDCs.
Soil is eroding more quickly than it is being formed. Sustainable land management can help control soil erosion, protect watersheds and reduce carbon emissions.
As the avocado industry continues to grow in Mexico, particularly in Michoacán and Jalisco, deforestation, water stress and social challenges compound.
To prevent the most dangerous impacts of climate change, greenhouse gas emissions will have to reach net zero by 2050. That will require both deep cuts in emissions and the removal of remaining emissions directly from the atmosphere. Making that happen will take concerted U.S. innovation akin to a moonshot. In this case, it's a CarbonShot.
New WRI research finds that the United States needs to make large-scale investments in carbon removal in the coming years if the country is to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. This working paper identifies a consolidated set of high-priority, near-term, federal policy options for advancing carbon removal pathways.
Countries that rely on agricultural exports need to start thinking now about how they can protect that trade by boosting agricultural resilience to climate impacts.