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.
Companies will not thrive in tomorrow's markets if their growth strategies assume infinite supplies of finite...
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Unchecked Consumption Is the Elephant in the Boardroom | World Resources...

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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?

We’re Lousy at Describing Sustainable Food, but it Doesn’t Have to Be...

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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.

Protecting Forests with an Unexpected Legal Tool: Freedom of Information...

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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.

USAID Climate Action Is a Great Investment for the United States | World...

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Water’s usability doesn’t need to end once it's flushed down the drain. Rather, India can see industrial and domestic wastewater as a valuable...

From Waste to Watts: How Sewage Could Help Fix India's Water, Energy and...

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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.

At G20 Finance Ministerial, US Makes an Unforced Error on Climate |...

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Healthy forests are critical to providing clean water. Yet, the world’s major watersheds lost 6 percent of their tree cover on average from 2000-2014. #WorldWaterDay #IntlForestDay

3 Surprising Ways Water Depends on Healthy Forests | World Resources...

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DID YOU KNOW? Tenure-secure Indigenous lands help reduce carbon emissions #IntForestDay #LandConf2017 #landrights [ Ow.ly Link ]
Formal government recognition of collectively-held lands makes economic, environmental and societal sense [ Ow.ly Link ]

By the Numbers: Indigenous and Community Land Rights | World Resources...

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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.

Building a wall to keep the desert out | DW Environment | DW.COM |...

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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 ]
Nutrient and water quality trading can help meet the nutrient reduction targets needed to restore the Chesapeake Bay. [ Ow.ly Link ]

PODCAST: How We Can Clean the Chesapeake and Save Money in the Process |...

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Strong fuel efficiency standards make Americans' lives better.

4 Reasons Why the Trump Administration Should Keep Fuel Standards in...

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Action on climate change is good for the economy, job growth, health, and security in the United States.
Action on climate change is good for the economy, job growth, health, and security in the United States.
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.
Why companies -- and the communities that rely on them -- should be asking: “What are we doing and who could we be working with to build our resilience to climate shocks?”

From Risk to Resilience: It's Time for Business to Collaborate on...

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