In a COP21 breakout session focused on environmental standards, Joe Madden, co-founder of EOS Climate, presented a concept that could revolutionize raw materials sourcing.
Author: Mary Mazzoni
SPECIAL SERIES: Tech Titans: Community Citizens?
Thanks to the influx of large tech companies, the San Francisco Bay Area has ballooned in both wealth and population over the past two decades. But the picture isn’t always as pretty as those postcards of the Golden Gate Bridge.
For 10 years, Ernesto Ore has trekked the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu with around eight REI tour groups a year, but he says it never gets old. “I’m happy to share my culture,” he told 3p, “and I think I have the best job in the world.”
We asked our staffers to share a sustainable holiday tradition. From our family to yours, we hope these small ideas can give you a little inspiration this season.
It’s basically impossible not to be humbled by the natural beauty of Peru. But, as tourism continues to rise in the region, this brings to mind a vital question: How can we ensure travelers tread lightly — leaving no negative footprint on the region or, ideally, making a positive impact on the communities they visit?
This morning, Nick Nuttall, coordinator of communications and outreach for the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), told the press that COP21 negotiations will continue into Saturday “to reach the best possible deal.” While we’re waiting to see if the Paris talks will culminate in a long-awaited global agreement on climate change, let’s catch up on all the big news of the week.
On Tuesday morning in Paris, Oxfam Australia’s executive director, Helen Szok, issued the following statement about the ongoing COP21 negotiations: “Developing countries are at risk of being squeezed out of critical negotiations as the pace of talks intensifies. The small delegations of the poorest countries are being stretched, and it is vital that ministers ensure their voices are heard on critical issues like climate funding as the deadline for the Paris deal looms.” TriplePundit sat down with Heather Coleman, who manages Oxfam America’s climate policy work, to find out more.
The building and construction industry has the potential to avoid about 3.2 gigatons of CO2 equivalent by 2050 through mainstreaming already existing technologies, experts said during a media briefing on Thursday for the Lima-Paris Action Agenda’s Focus on Buildings.
If you haven’t already heard, the 21st Session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) kicked off this week in Paris — and the TriplePundit team is on the ground taking in all the action. Did you catch all the big news? Spend a few minutes this afternoon to make sure.
“What makes this Paris set of discussions different than any before is that the financial leadership and corporate leadership are here in strength, saying we need to act on climate,” Ceres CEO Mindy Lubber said at COP21 on Thursday.
The crowd expected the longtime climate activist to come prepared with a compelling narrative that made the case for strong action coming out of the conference — and Gore did not disappoint.
Governments and food and agriculture organizations joined on Tuesday at the Lima-Paris Action Agenda Focus on Agriculture at COP21 with a unified goal: to respond to the urgent climate challenges facing agriculture.
Over the past few years, we’ve noticed a pretty disturbing trend — retailers are opening earlier and earlier on Thanksgiving, in an attempt to lure shoppers from their tryptophan-induced comas with the promise of rock-bottom deals. But a growing number of forward-thinking companies are taking a stand against the overconsumption that has long held American Thanksgiving hostage.
This year, before you max out the credit card buying items you (and the folks on your holiday list) may not really need, consider swapping and sharing with your neighbors instead. You can score cool new-to-you stuff for dirt cheap (or even free), rid yourself of items you no longer use and even help others in the process. Now, doesn’t that sound better than standing in line outside the mall at 2 a.m.?