A new Chatham House report argues that significant changes in how cement and concrete are produced and used are urgently needed if we are to achieve deep cuts in emissions in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change.

There are significant and under-appreciated risks and vulnerabilities in the global food trade and key physical chokepoints where things could go wrong, according to this report published today by the think tank Chatham House.

The use of wood for electricity generation and heat in modern (non-traditional) technologies has grown rapidly in recent years. For its supporters, it represents a relatively cheap and flexible way of supplying renewable energy, with benefits to the global climate and to forest industries.

The use of wood for electricity generation and heat in modern (non-traditional) technologies has grown rapidly in recent years, and has the potential to continue to do so. For its supporters, it represents a relatively cheap and flexible way of supplying renewable energy, with benefits to the global climate and to forest industries.

Efforts to address illegal logging and reduce the trade in illegal timber have borne fruit and prompted some positive reforms in producer countries. However, changes in the sector mean overall trade has not fallen in the last decade.

A new study published by Chatham House, 'On Trial: Agricultural biotechnology in Africa' looks at the issues that have prevented modern agricultural biotechnology from achieving its full impact in Africa in transforming people's lives.

Discussion about water in South Asia – in particular the shared rivers of the region – is vociferous, antagonistic and increasingly associated with national security. Renewable water resources in the region have fallen dramatically on a per capita basis since the 1960s.

The Arctic is likely to attract substantial investment over the next ten years, potentially reaching 100 billion $ or more, according to the report “Arctic Opening” by Chatham House and Lloyd´s of London. The authors also point to risks: the environmental consequences of disasters in the Arctic are likely to be worse than in other regions.

This latest report produced by Lloyd's & Chatham House outlines key trends affecting global energy supplies over the next 10 - 20 years, identifying risks associated with both resource constraints and transition to a lower carbon economy.

This latest paper focuses on the challenges concerning finance and investments in renewable energy. Says that financiers and policymakers need to work much more closely together, to develop the agenda required to deliver scaled up capital flows into renewable energy.

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