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Europe’s energy transition is in your hands!

Europe’s energy transition could be in worse shape indeed. While it is not certain whether the EU will meet ...

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Asia Pacific underprepared for demographic shifts

We all face some big challenges in our lives. But how we respond to them, and the choices we make ...

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Despilfarro de alimentos - un fenómeno evitable

Algunas cosas tenemos que mencionar al inicio para entender completamente la severidad de este asunto.
1. "el equivalente a la ...

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Focus on African farmers

Lovemore Forichi is one of Swiss Re's Senior Agriculture Underwriters - his work centers around providing agriculture risk management solutions ...

STORY URL: Swiss Re organises agricultural insurance roundtable | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
June 10/11 saw more than 40 clients and experts from the agricultural...

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Wind Energy as an Alternative for the Future

All over the world there is an increased acceptance of the dreary fact that the fossil reserves will come to ...

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African Risk Capacity - a game-changer for Africa?

As part of the Swiss Re delegation at WEF Davos last week, I made a point of signing the UN ...

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WEF 2014: Building resilient agriculture for food security

2013 saw hail hit several European countries. And the year before, there were severe droughts in the US, Russia and ...

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Keeping it fresh

Over the past five years, scientists at the University of Florida have been working with the US Army to help ...

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Fossil fuels and nuclear energy not going away any time soon

Most governments and supranational organizations agree – at least in principle – that if we burn less fossil fuel, we could put ...

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Healthy Eating Across the World

There is enough food to feed everyone in the world. Why can't we make it work? Shameful that the US ...

STORY URL: Where In The World Is The Best Place For Healthy Eating?
The U.S. didn't even make the top 20, even though it has the greatest abundance of cheap food.

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Why food prices are set to rise

Food security can be analyzed at three mutually supportive levels. The first is at the global level where issues of ...

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Ending overfishing - what can the insurance industry do?

Overfishing - I've come across the linked animated infographic that delivers stark numbers and lots and lots of food for thought ...

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The next generation of (urban) farmers

A while back I posted about an organization called NY Sun Works which provides New York students an opportunity to ...

STORY URL: New York Sun Works: The Greenhouse Project
http://nysunworks.org/thegreenhouseproject

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Wind power can fight hurricanes, but what about big oil?

I came across an intriguing idea the other day. It seems brilliant in its simplicity, effectively knocking over two big ...

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How food is irrelevant in feeding 9 billion- my perspective

Once upon a time, in ancient India (actually South India), there lived a great Tamil poet and philosopher called Saint ...

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