Weekly Round-up

This week in development…

  • Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson announced the launch of a program that will seek “practical and pragmatic solutions to the problems of air pollution and climate change,” in China.  Paulson met with Chinese President Xi Jinping earlier this summer, and has framed the initiative as holding relevance for China, the United States, and the world.  There is a huge upside to projects focused on climate changeinChina- the Middle Kingdom is the world’s largest polluter, but also the largest investor in green energy.
    Yangtze factory

    A factory along China’s Yangtze River

  • To mark this year’s Work Water Week, PepsiCo, in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank, revealed a new data management and modeling tool called Hydro-BID. The new tool will estimate the availability of freshwater in water-scarce regions throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

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