There are many theories to explain the current trend of increasing frequency and magnitude of extreme events, but it seems obvious that there is a correlation with increasing average temperatures. Many argue that the world is already experiencing the consequences of climate change and that even if the increase on average world temperature is kept under 2 degrees Celsius, … [Read more...] about The Floods of 2017: How can the private sector mitigate the impact of natural disasters
The impact of female participation in agribusiness is one of the highest in the global economy. Women laborers produce between 60% and 80% of food in developing countries, and around the world there are about 1.6 billion women laborers, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Gender equality in this sector is key, so much so that family-sized … [Read more...] about How can gender equality boost agribusiness?
Last March, Peru experienced extreme weather conditions in the north of the country. This resulted in numerous physical, economic and human losses with costs associated at over US$3 billion, or 0.5% of GDP. Planning for reconstruction, the country found itself at a crossroads: it could focus solely on meeting immediate construction needs or rebuild with a long-term vision. … [Read more...] about How sustainable infrastructure can decide Peru’s future
Have you ever considered how much you use your most valuable items? A personal automobile, for example, is only used five percent of the time – even less in urban areas. Fortunately, private and public sector actors are realizing how little we use individual items and proposing unique ways to be a bit more utilitarian, environmentally-conscious and community-oriented. The … [Read more...] about Sharing is caring: Two solutions for more sustainable living