Category Archives: Energy and Environment

Vanishing Vaquita: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Marine Mammal

By Simon Allan and Ellie Marsh A little known marine mammal found in northwest Mexico has been gaining global press attention for weeks now – and for good reason. The vaquita – a small porpoise known as the “panda of … Continue reading

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New Report: Decentralised Renewable Energy is Important for Improving Access to Power, But Policy Gaps and Challenges Impede Growth

Governments globally realize the social and economic benefits of providing reliable and affordable power to their citizens and businesses. Over the past few years, many countries have announced ambitious electrification goals: India and Nigeria plan to reach universal electrification by … Continue reading

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Looking Beyond Off-Grid Energy to a Holistic Approach to Off-Grid Societies

By Ciku Kimeria Reflections on The World Economic Forum on Africa Under the theme “Achieving Inclusive Growth Through Responsive and Responsible Leadership”, a thousand global leaders from the private and public sector who are helping to shape the continent’s future … Continue reading

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A Simple, Painless Way Governments Can Help the Poor and the Environment

By Scott Strand and Felipe Amaya Salazar Around 85 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) still cook with wood, charcoal and other solid fuels. These traditional cooking techniques have dire effects on users’ health, environment and productivity. Traditional cookstoves … Continue reading

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Los Impuestos y Tarifas a Estufas Limpias Vulneran a los Más Pobres

Por Felipe Amaya Salazar Existen alrededor de 85 millones de personas en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) que todavía cocinan con madera, carbón y otros tipos de combustibles sólidos. Estos métodos tradicionales de cocina tienen efectos negativos en la salud … Continue reading

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The Private Sector Could Help Us Save the World’s Oceans

By Michael Davis The importance of the world’s oceans, and the challenges they face cannot be overstated. Oceans are home to the earth’s most diverse ecosystems, and are crucial to fighting climate change as they absorb 30% of the CO2 … Continue reading

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Protecting Tigers from Asia’s Infrastructure Development Boom

By Will Green and Jamie Chung This blog draws on findings from a new report from Dalberg and WWF — Protecting Tigers from Asia’s Infrastructure Development Boom. Tigers have travelled a rocky road over the past hundred years. Decimated from … Continue reading

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The State of the Off-Grid Appliance Market

With over two billion people worldwide lacking access to reliable electricity, the global off-grid appliance market is critical for increasing access to electricity and services. In particular, renewable energy technologies like the fast-growing solar portable lamps and solar home systems are helping to bridge the gap. The markets for renewable/hybrid … Continue reading

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The Planet’s Health is Essential to Prevent Infectious Disease

By Sonila Cook, Oren Ahoobim, Jeff Berger, Emma Hodge, Bhavana Chilukuri The Zika virus, now detected in 42 countries, is only the latest in a series of diseases establishing a new normal for pandemics. Sars ravaged South China in 2003, Middle East … Continue reading

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A Crystal Ball for Global Development: What Will Happen in 2016?

This article was originally published on Huffington Post Impact. By Yana Watson Kakar, Madji Sock, and Shyam Sundaram True to hopes, 2015 was a landmark year for global development. Two decades of talks yielded an ambitious, universal agreement to fight climate … Continue reading

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