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Assessing Water Risk - A Practical Approach for Financial Institutions
Research Papers, Publications and Books

Publication // Assessing Water Risk - A Practical Approach for Financial Institutions

It is understood that water is essential to life on Earth. It is also an essential ingredient in any production process, be it agricultural or industrial. Today, there is an increased awareness of the diverse ways in which water use can pose substantial threats to businesses in certain regions and sectors.

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Publication // The WWF Energy Report

100% renewable energy by 2050 <<-->> WWF shows that such a transition is not only possible but also cost-effective, providing energy that is affordable for all and producing it in ways that can be sustained by the global economy and the planet.

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How to feed the World's Growing Billions?
Research Papers, Publications and Books

Publication // How to feed the World's Growing Billions?

Understanding FAO World Food Projections and their Implications

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Thirsty Crops
Implementation and Case Studies

Project // Thirsty Crops

Freshwater withdrawals have doubled every 30 years in last 100 years, about 4000 km^2 per year at present. In India 80% of the surface water is utilized for agriculture. The WWF India`s "thirsty crop" project aims to reduce the impact of water intensive and polluting crops thereby maintaining sustainable fresh water habitats to support both biodiversity and livelihood.

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Thirsty Crops
Slides

Slides // Thirsty Crops

 

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Organisations & Networks

Organisation // International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty in developing countries. IFPRI is one of 15 research centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), an alliance consortium of 64 governments, private foundations, and international and regional organizations. IFPRI aims to achieve its mission through cutting-edge scientific research, capacity strengthening, and policy communication that lead to...

Research Papers, Publications and Books

Publication // Food Security, Farming, and Climate Change to 2050: Scenarios, Results, and Policy Options

by Gerald C. Nelson et al., 2010

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Research Papers, Publications and Books

Publication // Biofuels and Food Security: Balancing Needs for Food, Feed, and Fuel

Biofuel demand is increasing because of a combination of growing energy needs; rising oil costs; the pursuit of clean, renewable sources of energy; and the desire to boost farm incomes in developed countries. In turn, the need for crops – such as maize and sugarcane – to be used as feedstocks for biofuels has increased dramatically. That demand has had a significant and increasing impact on global food systems.

The effects of growing biofuel demand are interwoven with tightening grain markets,...

Research Papers, Publications and Books

Publication // The Impact of Climate Variability and Climate Change on Water and Food Outcomes: A Framework for Analysis

by Claudia Ringler, 2008

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Research Papers, Publications and Books

Publication // Water for Agriculture: Maintaining Food Security under Growing Scarcity

by Mark W. Rosegrant, Claudia Ringler, and Tingju Zhu, 2009

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