Climate change, conflict, and COVID-19 are forcing a reassessment of how eradicate poverty while addressing the planetary emergency of environmental degradation.

Despite efforts, marine and coastal pollution from land-based sources increases.

Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) has the potential to generate economic returns and provide multiple benefits, such as improved health, biodiversity protection, food security, and alternative livelihood opportunities, all of which can build resilience to climate change.

Fossil fuel-based plastic is a ubiquitous commodity, which disintegrates over hundreds of years but never fully degrades. The United Nations has taken notable measures to address plastic pollution since 2012. The orld should carefully weigh the advantages and drawbacks of a proposed new global treaty on plastic pollution.

This report brings together data on the state of electricity subsidies in India, covering all states and union territories, based on Power Finance Corporation reports and state-level documentation.

Healthy and resilient ecosystems are recognized in various international bodies and agendas, including the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.

This G20 scorecard report aims to track each of the G20 countries' progress in ending government support to fossil fuels.

This policy brief analyzes the coal-to-liquid (CTL) fuel sector in South Africa, exploring the role of subsidies in driving the consumption of coal-derived fuels. It focuses on the various support measures that have and continue to benefit the CTL industry.

Illegal trafficking and unsustainable trade in wildlife are causing unprecedented declines in some species. They can also potentially lead to the spread of zoonoses, such as SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.

The report examines practical options for subsidy targeting in India by using a survey of over 900 households to analyze the distribution of residential electricity subsidies in the state of Jharkhand. It also examines various strategies to improve subsidy distribution and to better target benefits to poor households.

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