Meet Sukhmeet Singh, the man who is solving the nation’s paddy straw burning problem with this national award-winning startup, A2P (Agri2Power) Energy Solution.Read more “Punjab Man Uses Straw to Make Eco Fuel”
The Seed Awards are presented to selected climate-friendly start-ups. In addition to the prize money, the winners receive technical support such as assistance in developing business plans. The publicity and high profile presentation of these awards is intended to encourage companies to emulate them. We will present a selection of winners in the course of the year, in a series of articles. We start the series with the company Fang Thai from Thailand.Read more “How rice straw paper protects the climate”
There is a huge opportunity to generate energy from agricultural wastes – one opportunity of which is rice straw. About 6 tons of straw are produced for every 4 tons of rice grain, amounting to more than 700 million tons of rice straw every year.Read more “Bioenergy benefits better than burning rice straw”
February 6, 2020 By Mengpin Ge, Johannes Friedrich and Leandro Vigna
Cover Image by: Marek Piwnicki/Unsplash
This article was updated in August 2021 to reflect the most recent data.
Globally, greenhouse gas emissions have grown by 50% from 1990 to 2018.Read more “4 Charts tell Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Countries&Sectors”
Countries, companies and organisations around the world are promising to limit their carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, but how good are their commitments?Read more “What makes a good net zero carbon emissions pledge?”
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“Our response is to support Member States in addressing immediate challenges from the medical emergency, such as strengthening waste management systems.”
Inger Andersen, UNEP DirectorRead more “Intro to COVID-19 waste management”
LOGISTICS AT THE CORE OF DISRUPTION AND POLICY ACTION
Read more “Impact of COVID-19 on food value chains through efficient logistics”
To contain the COVID-19 pandemic (caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2), governments around the world have implemented measures, including a severe reduction in the transportation of goods (ground, ocean freight and air freight), services that rely on transport, as well as migration of labour domestically and internationally. Workers are less available reflecting both disruptions in transportation systems and restrictions to stop the transmission of the disease, within and across borders. These factors induce overall disruptions in the logistics of the food supply chains, impeding the shipment of food and agricultural inputs, threatening food security and nutrition, particularly for the most vulnerable population segments.
Climate change is one of the top international events today, and various changes brought about by global warming are becoming more and more significant. The United Nations has proposed an upper limit for global warming-the temperature is at most 1.5°C higher than in the pre-industrial era. Scientists point out that to achieve this goal, the premise is rapid, long-term, and unprecedented changes in all aspects of social life.
The UN Climate Summit and the COP Summit are the answers of the international community to climate change.
But what exactly does climate change mean? What does it have to do with you and my world?Read more “9pics know relationship btw global warming and you&me”
What are the implications of the COVID-19 situation – now and in the future – for food production, agricultural and fishery/aquaculture supply chains and markets?
The food supply chain is a complex web that involves producers, consumers, agricultural and fishery inputs, processing and storage, transportation and marketing, etc.Read more “What are the implications of the COVID-19 situation”