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Renewables in Meeting Global Energy Demand

Renewables in Meeting Global Energy Demand

The share of renewables in meeting global energy demand is expected to grow by one-fifth in the next five years to reach 12.4% in 2023.

Over Half of the World's Food Loss and Waste Occurs in Asia

Over Half of the World's Food Loss and Waste Occurs in Asia

More than half a billion people in the Asia Pacific region suffer from hunger, yet an estimated 42 percent of fruit and vegetables and a fifth of the grains produced here are lost or wasted, leading the region to launch a campaign to cut down on food waste.

Annual Impact of Energy System by 2050

Annual Impact of Energy System by 2050

Access to energy is a key pillar for human wellbeing, economic development and poverty alleviation. Ensuring everyone has sufficient access is an ongoing and pressing challenge for global development. However, our energy systems also have important environmental impacts.

Waste in Asia

Waste in Asia

In a region known for takeaway street food culture and single-use plastic, Southeast Asia’s limited waste management services and infrastructure contributes to mismanagement of more than 75 percent of plastic waste according to the UN Environment Programme.

Food Waste in the United States

Food Waste in the United States

Research has found that Americans waste about a pound of food per person each day, with people who have healthier diets rich in fruit and vegetables the most wasteful. About 150,000 tons of food is tossed out in US households each day, equivalent to about a third of the daily calories that each American consumes.

Carbon Emissions: How Are We Doing Globally?

Carbon Emissions: How Are We Doing Globally?

The world’s countries emit vastly different amounts of heat-trapping  gases into the atmosphere. Developed nations typically have high carbon dioxide emissions per capita, while some developing countries lead in the growth rate of carbon dioxide emissions.

Top Plastic Exporters 2018

Top Plastic Exporters 2018

Slowly but surely, the global waste trade that kept a low profile for years is entering the public eye. Plastic waste, which is still imported by some countries for use by recycling companies, has been making headlines recently after China decided to prohibit its import amid environmental concerns.

Plastic Impact On Human Health Is Yet Unclear

Plastic Impact On Human Health Is Yet Unclear

Low-cost, lightweight and resistant, plastic has benefits we can not deny. But, unfortunately, we now see the consequences of our intense use, little recycling and leak into nature, where it negatively impacts rivers, oceans, wildlife and humans.

Most of What Is In Our Garbage Bag Does Not Belong There

Most of What Is In Our Garbage Bag Does Not Belong There

Every time you throw something as garbage, think of where it will finally end up. Whether it is a plastic bottle, leftover food or rotten vegetables, they all contribute in some way to environmental pollution and are also hazardous to life.

Greenhouse Gas on Climate Change

Greenhouse Gas on Climate Change

Behind the struggle to address global warming and climate change lies the increase in greenhouse gases in our atmosphere.