Current consumption patterns, even assuming efficiency improvements, put the global economy on an impossible trajectory. We would use three times as many natural resources by 2050 compared to what we used in 2000—and what we are using today has already exceeded planetary boundaries.
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Research shows that consumers are cold to phrases such as “vegetarian” and “vegan.” Even foods described as “healthy” can, on certain eating occasions, be a turn-off. The challenge is clear: The planet cannot sustain current consumption trends much longer, so we have to overcome the linguistic hurdles faced by plant-based eating.
What would your campaign to promote plant-based diets sound like?
Mark your calendars! PEN America, Foreign Policy, Newseum Institute, WRI and others to explore the #FutureOfTruth - Mar 29 | 1:30 - 5:00pm ET | Wash, DC (Event will also be livestreamed) [ Ow.ly Link ]
Not only are Freedom of Information (FOI) laws effective in getting access to forest information, but countries with FOI laws tend to disclose concession data more proactively than countries without them.
Eliminating USAID support for adaptation projects would send a troubling signal about U.S. priorities. The risks posed by climate change are well-documented, from disruptions in food, water, and energy supplies to increases in damage from extreme weather and sea level rise. The world’s poor, living in places most exposed to climate risks and with the least resources to adapt, will suffer most.
Given climate finance's clear benefits to the United States and the world, as well as progress in getting other countries to pledge their fair share of funding, the U.S. pullback from previously agreed G20 language weakens the global consensus, to the country's detriment.
Africa's "great green wall" of vegetation || A vast stretch of trees is meant to reverse land degradation and combat poverty by creating jobs and boosting food security. WRI's Robert Winterbottom highlights some of the project's successes and how ideas about desertification are changing.
Amazon is celebrating its #1 ranking in customer satisfaction by the ACSI! Today, March 16, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times the usual donation rate) of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to World Resources Institute. Get started at [ Amazon.com Link ]
Today Rep. Elsie Stefanik (NY-21) introduced a House Resolution titled, "Republican Climate Resolution", with 16 Republican co-sponsors acknowledging that climate change is caused by human activity and calling on Congress to support economically viable solutions to combat this great challenge. Learn more: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Climate change is impacting our oceans and destroying coral reefs, directly affecting people who depend on these resources. Years of Living Dangerously takes a closer look at the impact of ocean warming and acidification in The Philippines.