Every year, hundreds of millions of tons of carbon dioxide are emitted through maritime transport, causing serious harm to the climate. When used as fuel for ships with electric engines, ammonia is as eco-friendly as hydrogen, but easier and safer to handle.
If the consequential costs of the greenhouse gases emitted are determined and added to current food prices, animal products such as milk, cheese and especially meat would have to become far more expensive. The price difference between conventional and organic products would also be less.
An analysis of food, energy, water, and climate change in the Indus Basin shows how a cross-boundary and multi-sectoral perspective could lead to economic benefits and lower costs for all countries involved.
While global sea levels are rising due to the climate crisis and threatening near-coastal infrastructures, higher temperatures in other areas are having exactly the opposite effect.
Researchers describe future changes to the tropical rain belt with expected climate change. The changes will cause droughts in large sections of the globe, threatening biodiversity and food security.
Trade relations between Africa and Asia, especially China, increase the prosperity of African countries, according to the Kiel Institute China Initiative.
Current and future damages of climate change depend greatly on the ability of affected populations to adapt to changing conditions. Building capacity to adapt to such changes will require eradicating inequalities of many sorts, including gender.
Plastics contain and leach hazardous chemicals, including endocrine-disrupting chemicals that threaten human health. An new report describes the alarming health effects of widespread contamination from EDCs in plastics.
Scientists found out that the sustainability of plant-based bioplastics depends largely on the country of origin, its trade relationships and the raw material processed.
In spite of the corona crisis, rail freight transport along the New Silk Road increased substantially in 2020. And rail operators are anticipating growth in 2021 as well.