Globally, people drink 600 billion cups of coffee every year. And some of the coffee we drink is sustainably sourced. But how do we make sure that ALL coffee is better for people and the planet? Conservation International is working with the coffee industry to make coffee the world's first sustainable agriculture commodity.
Affected by illegal fishing and climate change, small-scale fishermen in Zanzibar are embracing ecotourism and seaweed farming to conserve coastal ecosystems and grow the local economy.
With ADB support, organic farming in Lao People's Democratic Republic is helping reduce rural poverty and preserve the environment. The project is boosting income for over 64,000 small farmers while slowing demand for harmful pesticides.
In the second of a series of interviews on issues relating to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), IIED chief economist Paul Steele says the SDGs recognise the crucial challenge of achieving zero poverty and zero net emissions.