The $215 million bridge fund aims to usher in conservation financing-in-perpetuity for 215 million acres of Brazilian Amazon rain forest–an area twice the size of California. That will go a long way toward enabling Brazil to live up to its commitment to protect at least 10 percent of its Amazonian rain forest.
Organic food production is expensive. It’s time consuming, more labor intensive and just plain difficult. So wouldn’t it be easier and more effective to leave it out of the equation and just promote good nutrition? Some say yes. Others ask: What’s healthy eating if you can’t guarantee food security?
The Hypoxia Task Force will marshal the resources of federal, state and tribal agencies and land grant universities to curb nutrient runoff and water pollution. For the first time, a new network for sharing research and ideas on solving the problem of marine hypoxia across the 12 states across the Gulf of Mexico-Mississippi River Basin Watershed will be established.
Fast fashion has become the hundred-billion dollar industry it is today on a very simple premise: As consumers, on face value, we will always chose the similarly styled $10 T-shirt over the $25 T-shirt. It’s unfortunately not that cut and dry.
Looking to replicate the success it has had in the U.S., the partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) will enable Cleantech Open to scale-up its startup accelerator programs geometrically as it expands across six countries whose economies are in transition.
Next time you take a deep breath of fresh air, consider yourself lucky. Nearly half of Americans – more than 147 million people – live in counties where ozone or particle pollution levels make the air unhealthy to breathe, according to a recent report by the American Lung Association.
Threads 4 Thought was founded in 2007 with a simple but clearly defined purpose. We are committed to creating and manufacturing fashion that empowers.
The recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change doesn’t mince words — if you’re used to reading complicated data, that is. So what’s the real scoop as it relates to us today? Fasten your seatbelts.
In the coming years, India will face seemingly insurmountable challenges to its economy, environment and energy security. To overcome these challenges, India needs to shift to non-polluting sources of energy.
At the Global Philanthropy Forum last week, MacArthur Foundation and MasterCard Foundation shared insights from the funder collaborative launched in 2012 that seeks to increase secondary education access and improve learning outcomes for marginalized populations.
Size has never seemed to bother the tiny state of Vermont. The first to pass a bill requiring labeling of all GMO foods, it’s already thinking about how it will handle the lawsuits from GMO supporters when they arrive …
“We haven’t normally been putting radioactive material in a municipal waste landfill. We’re not set up to process, handle, test, dispose. We don’t know what we’re doing,” Bill Hughes, chair of Wetzel County, West Virginia’s Solid Waste Authority, said.
The Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF) convened in Redwood City, Calif. April 23-25, with participation from foundations, NGOs, and international development and aid agencies.