Last month, Farooq Abdullah, India’s Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, announced that the planned Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) would be “totally green”. The corridor is aimed at strengthening the region’s infrastructure to attract foreign and real estate investment and jump-start local commerce. Minister Abdullah’s commitment to making the project environmentally sustainable … Continue Reading ››
By Sheldon Yoder
Walmart hopes to base its sustainable agriculture strategy on its biggest strength: purchasing power. “What we do well is issue a purchase order,” said Beth Keck, the company’s director of sustainability during a roundtable event Friday at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. “It’s our number one competency.”
We have a whole new crop of staff and interns joining the Nourishing the Planet team this fall. Today, meet Jeffrey Lamoureux.
Jeffrey graduated from the George Washington University in 2010 with degrees in anthropology and economics. He has worked for several non-profits and think tanks around D.C. … Continue Reading ››
By Supriya Kumar
At a recent event held in the U.S. State Department, Bill Gates and Howard G. Buffett were presented the World Food Program USA (WFP USA)’s 10th Annual George McGovern Leadership Award for their contributions to end global hunger.
Bill Gates and … Continue Reading ››
Mr. Gerald Lindo is a Senior Energy Engineer with the Ministry of Energy & Mining in Jamaica
From left to right: Fitzroy Vidal, Senior Director, Energy, Ministry of Energy & Mining; Honorable Laurence Broderick, MP; Mark Konold, Caribbean Energy Roadmap Project Manager, Worldwatch; Gerald Lindo, Senior … Continue Reading ››
By Emily Gilbert
Name: Jake Blehm
Affiliation: Assistant Executive Director, Ecology Action
Bio: Jake Blehm first became interested in sustainable and organic agriculture more than 25 years ago. This interest led him to start his own bio-control and consulting business, helping farmers transition from conventional agricultural practices to organic. As a result, Blehm’s clients achieved a … Continue Reading ››
Recently I was lucky enough to be invited to speak at this year’s Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF), held in Bridgetown, Barbados. The two-day conference was a uniquely productive session that brought together more than 300 participants from 37 countries, including 11 government ministers. The exceptional vigor that the conference brought to the discussion was … Continue Reading ››
By Janeen Madan
In the Tominian district of eastern Mali, farmers have to rely on the short, three-month rainy season to grow the crops they need for the rest of the year. The region’s dry season lasts up to nine months, leaving farmers vulnerable to unpredictable weather patterns.
Tominian … 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 ››
As the global population surpasses 7 billion people sometime around the end of October, addressing the challenges associated with a still-growing world population will require a two-pronged response. The combined measures of empowering women to make their own decisions about childbearing and significantly reducing global consumption of energy and natural resources would move humanity toward … Continue Reading ››