1. Rio+20 Business Focus: Farming forecasts reducing risk of El Niño

    Politicians make the policy. But it’s often left to business to implement it. For this reason RioPlus Business is featuring submissions from the private sector across the globe in the lead up to Rio+20. Today we look at how a public-private partnership between IAI and Paraguayan farmers aims to raise crop...
  2. RioPlus Business Focus: Seizing the chance to build a bio-based economy

    New research from the Stockholm Environment Institute suggests there is huge untapped potential in biomass as a source of energy – but as Dr Eric Kemp-Benedict explains developing this will require careful planning and political will. Climate change poses enormous challenges: to keep temperature increases under 2°C, we must dramatically reduce...
  3. Over-consumption can and must be tackled to ensure sustainable development

    Tackling over-consumption, not over-population will be key to ensuring sustainable development, according to a new report from Christian Aid. The paper warns that poor people – often the main source of population growth – should not be blamed for the global environmental crisis in the face of overconsumption of the...
  4. Rio+20 Business Focus: Strengthening Financial Institutions towards a Low Carbon Economy

    By Sabrina Heckler & Marjan Stojiljkovic Climate change poses a global fundamental challenge. Measures to facilitate the necessary structural changes of energy supply and use around the world are manifold and require the engagement of the financial industry. Through its International Advisory Services Department the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management aims to...
  5. Climate change doubles the cost of conservation

    The cost of environmental conservation could double as a result of climate change, according to a trio of studies. The work by Conservation International and the Environmental Defence Fund (EDF) looked at California, South Africa and Madagascar. It found that preserving existing ecosystems such as forests, would be cheaper and more...
  6. PODCAST: How carbon offsetting is working in the DRC

    Forestry and tree planting have become popular methods of individual and corporate carbon offsetting. Many businesses invest money in tree planting projects in the developing world, which in turn allows villages and communities to get paid for protecting and maintaining their woodland. In the seventh of a series of UNFCCC CDM Radio...
  7. EU Summit: Empowering women a “triple win” for sustainable development

    By empowering women, the world would see triple benefits for sustainable development – social, economic and environmental – according to an EU Summit. The Sustainable Energy For All Summit, hosted by the European Commission, is aimed at addressing the barriers to universal access to energy ahead of the Rio+20 Earth Summit...
  8. PODCAST: Fulfilling the potential for the CDM in Africa

    Africa is potential goldmine for renewable energy. Countries in Africa have some of the highest solar radiation levels in the world, while there is also abundant silicon in the region to create solar panels. The continent is also rich in rivers, streams and lakes, holding a huge potential for hydro-energy, as well...

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