WRI Digest: 3 Needs For A Sustainable Food Future, Bonn Climate Talks

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WRI Digest

The Great Balancing Act - 3 Needs For A Sustainable Food Future
The Great Balancing Act: 3 Needs For A Sustainable Food Future. How can the world feed more than

9 billion people by 2050 in a manner that advances economic development and reduces pressure on the

environment? Answering it requires a “great balancing act” of three needs – all of which must be met simultaneously.

Photo: A bean farmer checks her crop in Democratic Republic of the Congo. Credit: Neil Palmer, CIAT
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UPCOMING EVENTS

PRESS CONFERENCE – 5 June 2013 (Portland, OR) – UNEP & WRI Press Conference: “Reducing Food Loss and Waste”. On the occasion of World Environment Day, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and WRI will release the second installment of the upcomingCreating a Sustainable Food Future report, entitled Reducing Food Loss and Waste.
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SIDE EVENT – 6 June 2013 (Bonn, Germany) – Monitoring the Impact and Effectiveness of Climate Finance. WRI and the Overseas Development Institute are pleased to invite you to a special side event that will feature recent work focusing on various aspects of monitoring climate change finance in both developed and developing countries. RSVP by June 4.
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DISCUSSION – 13 June 2013 (Washington, DC) – An informal discussion with Andreas Dahl-Jørgensen. Join WRI and Andreas Dahl-Jørgensen, for an informal discussion on Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI). NICFI supports the international REDD+ agenda and includes large-scale partnerships with Brazil, Guyana, Indonesia, and Tanzania.
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WEBINAR – 20 June 2013 (Online) – Caring for Climate WEBINAR: Responsible Corporate Engagement On Climate Change Policy.Ahead of the 19th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC to be held in November 2013 in Warsaw, Poland, Caring for Climate is conducting a study on corporate engagement on climate change policy, together with the World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Ceres, and CDP. The Webinar is open to Caring for Climate signatories.
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Building On Momentum - 2 Ways To Make Progress At The Bonn Climate Talks

Building on Momentum: 2 Ways to Make Progress at the Bonn Climate Talks. Jennifer Morgan explains how this Bonn session should be a continuation of the constructive spirit of the last, moving countries closer to significant, global action to reduce climate change’s perilous impacts.
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4 Issues to Watch - Recommendations for the Post-2015 Development Agenda

4 Issues to Watch: Recommendations for the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The Millennium Development Goals focused on improving well-being in developing countries, with developed countries providing foreign aid. This time around, the agenda must be universal.
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New Study Raises Question - What Don't We Know About Water Scarcity?

New Study Raises Question: What Don’t We Know About Water Scarcity? A new study from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reveals troubling news: The aquifers that millions of Americans rely on for freshwater are being depleted at an accelerating rate.
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Turning Climate Action Into A Reality

Turning Climate Action Into a Reality. Richard Lagos, former president of Chile and member of the high-level advisory panel for the Climate Justice Dialogue, explains that, “Climate justice requires us to acknowledge our responsibility and then orient ourselves towards a new kind of future, one that is hopeful and filled with opportunity.”
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Step-By-Step Guidance On Corporate Water Disclosure

Step-By-Step Guidance on Corporate Water Disclosure. Investors need to understand a wide variety of business and market risks facing the companies in which they invest. In the 21st century, that includes water risks. WRI has aligned our Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas with the CDP 2013 Water Disclosure Questionnaire, due June 27th.
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Nitrogen Trifluoride Now Required In GHG Protocol Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories

Nitrogen Trifluoride Now Required in GHG Protocol Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories. The greenhouse gas nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) is a chemical that is released in some high-tech industries, including in the manufacture of many electronics.
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What Exporting U.S. Natural Gas Means For The Climate

What Exporting U.S. Natural Gas Means for the Climate. While it’s true that natural gas is less carbon-intensive than coal, recent history and energy sector modeling studies tell us that natural gas will not serve as a low-carbon bridge fuel without policies to mitigate its environmental impact.
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FROM THE PRESIDENT’S OFFICE

On May 28, Andrew Steer took part in a meeting of the Executive Committee of the U.N.’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) . Andrew and other committee members discussed working plans to achieve three key objectives by 2030: ensure universal access to modern energy services, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, and double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

Last week, Andrew Steer presented on climate investment and forests at a global investor conference in Singapore and met with the organizers of theWorld Cities Summit, the world’s leading urban development conference. Afterward Andrew visited WRI’s office in Indonesia and met with the Minister of National Development Planning, the Minister of Forestry, and others.

 

 


 


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