WRI Digest: The World’s Overlooked Water Access Crisis | Brazil’s Other Rainforest | Latin American and Caribbean Climate Week

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“Ethical Markets highly recommends WRI research on all the water-food-land-energy issues which comports with our own in our Green Transition Scoreboard reports:

“CAPTURING CO2 WHILE IMPROVING HUMAN NUTRITION & HEALTH, 2018  and “TRANSITIONING TO  SCIENCE-BASED INVESTING“ 2019-2020 (free downloads from www.ethicalmarkets.com ).  We would only ask that they and IPCC scientists shift their focus on the crisis of freshwater ( n which our current food system relies) and expand their research as we do to embrace saltwater agriculture and all the opportunities to  add salt-loving plant foods to our diets, while conserving fresh water.

~Dr. Hazel Henderson, Editor“


We’re Grossly Underestimating the World’s Water Access Crisis 

New WRI research finds that nearly half the population in 15 major cities lacks access to public piped water. And some households connected to city pipes can only turn on their taps a couple hours a day. Read more.We are far from universal water access. Flickr/Sarel Kromer

The Other Brazilian Rainforest: Why Restoring the Atlantic Forest Can Curb Climate Change 

While the Amazon is often in the news, it is not the only rainforest in Brazil worth protecting. Restoring the country’s Atlantic Forest could be just as important for reducing emissions and boosting rural economies, say Miguel Calmon, Mariana Oliveira and Rachel Biderman.

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Good News, Bad News: 4 Trends in U.S. Energy Use 

The United States used more energy in 2018 than ever before. While clean energy powered some of it, 80% came from fossil fuels. Devashree Saha examines this and other noteworthy trends.

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Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week Is an Opportune Moment 

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for “bold action and much greater ambition” in fighting climate change. Latin American and Caribbean nations can heed the call by strengthening their climate plans by 2020 and setting net-zero emissions targets for 2050.

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