This week, Xing Fu-Bertaux and Matthew Lucky of Worldwatch’s Climate and Energy team are meeting with senior policymakers and educators in Port-au-Prince at a high-level workshop on Haiti’s energy future. They will be writing an in-depth post about the conference for ReVolt next week. As part of our ongoing work in the Caribbean, Worldwatch is … Continue Reading ››
By Isaac Hopkins
After nearly three years of planning, the Virginia-based Earth Sangha has launched a new line of shade-grown coffee, called “Rising Forests Coffee,” from the Dominican Republic, on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. The coffee comes from the Dominican province of Dajabón, which lies along the border with … Continue Reading ››
By Isaac Hopkins
Olivier de Schutter has been the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food since 2008 (Photo Credit: Penn … Continue Reading ››
On January 14th, at the National Palace in Santo Domingo, the National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism of the Dominican Republic (CNCCMDL) released its long-awaited DR ClimateCompatibleDevPlan-Sep-2011 (CCDP). The plan outlines policies the Dominican Republic can enact to achieve great economic growth as well as substantive reductions in greenhouse … Continue Reading ››
By Wayne Roberts
Citywatch: Whether it’s action or traction in the food world, cities are stepping up to the plate. The world is fast going urban, as are challenges of social, economic and environmental well-being. Citywatch is crucial to Worldwatch. Wayne Roberts, retired manager of the world-renowned Toronto Food Policy Council, has his eye out for the … Continue Reading ››
In this week’s episode, research intern Joseph Zaleski discusses the benefits of fighting malnutrition locally through the use of Ready to Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTFs).
To read more about RUTFs, see: Fighting Global Malnutrition Locally.
Tonight, check out this broadcast of “Dan Rather Reports”, where they travel to Tanzania to investigate the issue of land grabs.
Photo credit: HDNet
With global population set to rise to 9 billion by mid-century and an estimated 90 percent of the world’s arable land already being cultivated, … Continue Reading ››
By Supriya Kumar
At a recent World Bank event in Washington, D.C., policymakers and other stakeholders met to discuss the food challenges facing the South Asian region. There are 336 million people chronically hungry and 46 percent of children under the age of five suffer from malnutrition, much higher than sub-Saharan Africa’s … Continue Reading ››
By Qiong Xie
China’s energy regulator, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), announced its first nationwide feed-in-tariff (FiT) for solar photovoltaic (PV) installation projects on July 24th, 2011, in an effort … Continue Reading ››