Publications

Biodiversity

The Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network (BES-Net) is a collaborative initiative dedicated to synthesising and translating available knowledge on biodiversity into actionable measures for sustainable ecosystem…

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Youth

Young people will be pivotal to transforming Africa’s agrifood systems, says a new report. Innovative youth policies can unlock the continent’s employment, growth and health goals.

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Water

This report highlights that tensions over water are exacerbating conflicts worldwide. To preserve peace, states must boost international cooperation and transboundary agreements.

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Food security

The proportion of people facing acute food insecurity has remained high for four years in a row, according to a new report. Figures are significantly above pre-pandemic levels.

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Nutrition

This compendium identifies 100 underutilised crops that have the potential to provide dietary nutrients to various African communities.

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Households across all continents wasted over one billion meals a day in 2022, while 783 million people were affected by hunger and a third of humanity faced food insecurity. Food waste continues to hurt the global…

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Natural resources

In the last five years, rising trends in global resource use have continued or accelerated, and demand for resources is expected to increase further. This means that without urgent and concerted action, by 2060, resource…

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Climate change

2023 was the warmest year on record, according to this report. The cost of climate inaction is higher than the cost of climate action, the authors stress, pointing out that extreme weather undermines socio-economic…

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Rural development

Uneven development is leaving the poorest behind, exacerbating inequality, and stoking political polarisation. We are facing a dangerous gridlock that we must tackle collectively, says a new report.

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Rural development

The world urgently needs to shift to zero waste, says a new report. Waste management improvements are needed to limit pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and negative impacts on human health.

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