Climate & Energy
BUILDING A LOW-CARBON FUTURE
Improved technology, high energy prices, and climate change concerns are creating favorable markets for transforming energy systems around the world. But accelerating low-carbon economic growth requires innovative public policies and strong leadership from businesses as well as public officials. Worldwatch's Climate & Energy researchers believe that an energy revolution lies ahead that is as momentous as the emergence of oil - and electricity-based economies a century ago. The Institute's research identifies key components of energy and transportation systems that aim to de-carbonize the global economy, spur innovation and job creation, address resource scarcity, and reduce local environmental pollution.
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Food & Agriculture
NOURISHING THE PLANET
More than ever before, how we farm and feed ourselves is changing the world around us. Worldwatch's Food & Agriculture program highlights the benefits to farmers, consumers, and ecosystems that can flow from food systems that are flexible enough to deal with shifting weather patterns, productive enough to meet the needs of expanding populations, and accessible enough to support rural communities.
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Environment & Society
CULTURES, AND SOCIETIES
The tendency of economies, cultures, and societies to degrade their ecosystems beyond repair is causing significant disruptions to Earth's climate and environment, and subsequently to human civilization. Worldwatch's Environment & Society program turns a critical eye to how we can harness the central institutions that shape society to shift today's economies, cultures, and societies toward sustainability.
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