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Underweight, overweight, and obesity in childhood and adolescence are associated with adverse health consequences throughout the life-course. Our aim was to estimate worldwide trends in mean body-mass index (BMI) and a comprehensive set of BMI categories that cover underweight to obesity in children and adolescents, and to compare trends with those of adults.

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Asia and the Pacific is the region most affected by natural disasters which hit hardest at the poorest countries and communities.

How can governments, international programmes and other stakeholders create an enabling environment for private investment in climate action? This new paper from Charlotte Ellis and Kamleshan Pillay shares the following key lessons from CDKN’s experience: Private sector engagement requires a country-based and context-specific approach.

More than 200 million people are out of work around the world – an increase of 3.4 million since last year, the United Nations labour agency said, calling for policies that can recharge “sluggish” growth of small and medium-sized businesses.

Millions of young people in developing countries who are poised to enter the labour force in the coming decades need not flee rural areas to escape poverty, argues a new FAO report published. Rural areas actually have vast potential for economic growth pegged to food production and related sectors, The State of Food and Agriculture 2017 says.

India is looking at having an all-electric car fleet by 2030 with an express objective of lowering the fuel import bill and running cost of vehicles.

Human activities, in particular agricultural production, interfere with natural cycles of nutrient elements, nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P), leading to growing concerns about water quality degradation related to excessive nutrient loadings. Increases in agricultural production in response to population growth and wealth generation further increase risks associated with nutrient pollution. This paper presents results from projections of nutrient exports from global agricultural crop and pasture systems to the water environment generated using a process-based modeling approach.

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has been supporting RD&D for Technology Development and Demonstration for commercialisation of New & Renewable Energy Systems/Devices.

The forecast – a significant upwards revision of the IEA’s renewables projections last year – is largely driven by increasing expansion of solar energy in China and India, says the Paris-based org

The recent acceleration in global energy efficiency gains risks slowing down if governments do not maintain their focus on implementing new efficiency policies, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency.

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