Posts Tagged ‘economic impacts’

Invest in Nature Today to Grow the Economy Tomorrow

Written by Andrew Deutz on . Posted in Learn, The Wonk Room

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On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to present some remarks on the latest UN Human Development Report, Sustainability and Equity: a Better Future for All.

The Human Development Report has been produced for 21 years now, tracking progress on human wellbeing across a range of indicators including economic growth, health, and education. It gives a more holistic accounting of progress toward alleviating abject poverty in the world than just counting GDP. This year’s report focused on sustainability and equity, spurred on by the recent increases in global commodity prices and the impact those are having on food security in particular and global poverty levels generally.

Coral Reefs Reaching 11th Hour As They Degrade Worldwide

Written by Sandra Rodriguez on . Posted in Learn

The severe degrading of our planet’s coral reefs is an issue that needs to be quickly taken seriously, or one of the wonders that make our lives so beautiful will be gone forever. Recently in DC, the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force held its annual meeting and the “Reefs at Risk Revisited” report was launched at the National Press Club, bringing more attention to the issue.

An Amazon Forest Adventure, Part III: ‘The Trees are for Our Grandchildren’

Written by Rane Cortez on . Posted in Learn

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This blog entry is the final entry in a three-part series by Rane Cortez, a forest carbon development adviser at The Nature Conservancy. The series highlights Rane’s recent 10-day trip into São Félix do Xingu, a large municipality in the heart of the Amazon in northern Brazil. She is working with local communities and experts […]

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