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Fossil fuel subsidy reform: 3 insights from a candid discussion

Fossil fuel subsidy reform: 3 insights from a candid discussion

We understand the economics. We know some successful strategies. But mastering the politics – that’s the hardest part.

Q&A: First steps on implementing Agenda 2030 in Estonia

Q&A: First steps on implementing Agenda 2030 in Estonia

Estonia is one of 22 countries presenting voluntary reviews of their implementation of the 2030 Agenda this week at the High-Level Political Forum (HLFP) on Sustainable Development. The HLPF is the central platform of the United Nations for follow-up and…

Can offsets and biofuels make future international aviation growth ‘carbon-neutral’?

Can offsets and biofuels make future international aviation growth ‘carbon-neutral’?

An SEI analysis finds significant potential for alternative jet fuels and especially offsets to reduce emissions, but stresses the importance of high standards and certification to avoid negative impacts.

SEI receives 5-star transparency ranking for third year running

SEI receives 5-star transparency ranking for third year running

SEI has again topped an international ranking for transparency among major think tanks. The 2016 report published by Transparify scored 200 influential think tanks in 47 countries.

Collaborative approach needed to manage groundwater

Collaborative approach needed to manage groundwater

21 of California’s groundwater basins and sub-basins are ‘critically overdrafted’. It is time to work together to break entrenched positions and find more sustainable solutions.

Fossil fuel supply ‘a crucial omission’ from Paris climate deal

Fossil fuel supply ‘a crucial omission’ from Paris climate deal

Along with trying to reduce consumption, policy-makers should consider measures that target the production of coal, oil and gas – but key questions remain about how best to do so. Climate Home, UK

Water, climate change and peace: Lessons from 3 years in Colombia

Water, climate change and peace: Lessons from 3 years in Colombia

The country is only beginning to tackle climate risks and competing demands on water resources, but it now has a strong community of practice ready to tackle the challenges.

Forest degradation sharply undercuts benefit of Brazil Amazon conservation

Forest degradation sharply undercuts benefit of Brazil Amazon conservation

A new study finds that in the state of Pará alone, selective logging, road-building, fires and other disturbances have reduced biodiversity as much as clearing 92,000–139,000 km2 of pristine forest.

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