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Discover the Danone Ecosystem Fund’s projects in Brazil

Latin America’s second-largest economy continues to grow rapidly, but social and environmental issues can hinder development. With four projects each covering a step of Danone’s production chain, the…

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What were the outcomes of the Second International Conference on…

More than half the world’s population is adversely affected by malnutrition. FAO and WHO recently held their second intergovernmental conference to address the world’s nutrition problems in the 21st…

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Why developing countries need help to fight climate change

As the Green Climate Fund, which supports developing countries in the fight against climate change, is on the verge of closing its first financing round, the World Bank has just issued a report showing…

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What girls’ education brings to the world

Ann Cotton, founder and president of Camfed and winner of the 2014 WISE Prize for Education, has been fighting for twenty years to secure education for the girls of Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Why robots are the promise of a better future than you think

Robots might seem to threaten our jobs and our livelihoods, but they are in fact tools that can improve our performance and set us free from demeaning or dangerous tasks. In the environmental field, they…

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Fighting against global warming and fighting for air quality are…

In a new report, the French National Institute of Industrial Environment and Risks highlights how it may be possible to kill two birds with one stone to curb climate change and improve air quality.

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Why home cooking is better for health – and how to help people…

Everyone would agree that eating home cooked meals is healthier than driving to the nearest fast-food restaurant or popping a ready meal in the microwave. But home cooking is still sparking debate in the…

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Christian de Boisredon: “Our goal is to give power back to the…

The founder of Sparknews, a social start-up that encourages the media to talk more about innovative solutions, tells us how much of an impact journalism can have.

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The Earth’s biodiversity has alarmingly decreased… but there…

In its latest Living Planet Report, the WWF paints a decidedly bleak picture of the state of biodiversity, while another report by the Convention on Biological Diversity highlights the impacts of ocean…

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How mushrooms and worms contribute to the future of agriculture

Sustainable agriculture has a complicated equation to solve: how do we preserve the environment while maintaining yield? The answer may lies with the fauna and microbes that constitute the soil’s biodiversity…

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