It’s been a bad, bad month for Brazil’s President Michel Temer. First he is called on the carpet by Brazil’s supermodel, Gisele Bündchen, for efforts to open up more of the Amazon to deforestation. Then he’s told that he’s at risk of losing a $1.1 billion payment from Norway for the same concern. And if that’s not bad enough, the US is rejecting Brazil’s beef imports because of alleged bribes in the supply chain. What’s a president to do?
Climate & Environment
This category is climate change in relation to sustainability and CSR and how these segments effect one another. This includes how climate change has started to cause a wide range of physical effects with serious implications for investors and businesses, and how the business sector discloses climate risks and manage them.
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry played the Fukushima card in explaining why the Trump Administration insists it is critical to revive the controversial Yucca Mountain site to store over 70,000 tons of nuclear power waste.
The Climate Leadership Council has launched a new campaign to promote its carbon tax plan, but even its own strategic partners WRI and The Nature Conservancy find shortcomings.
If a group of forward-thinking sustainable food leaders have their way, the term “Reducetarian” will join the everyday lexicon of those who care about the environment, the food supply and public health.
After President Trump called Mayor Eskridge last week and told him, “Your island has been there for hundreds of years, and I believe your island will be there for hundreds more,” donations are pouring in to a crowdfunding project to educate legislators about the impacts the island faces.
Copper is one of the most useful metals – it has a role in construction, railways and heavy machinery to power transmission and telecommunications to semiconductors, microchips, photovoltaic cells for solar panels and other high-tech applications. But mining the red metal is energy intensive. Which is why Chile’s conversion of copper mines to renewable energy is getting climate folks talking.
The Standing Rock Sioux and the Cheyenne River Sioux won major ground in their lawsuit against the US Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday, when the court ruled that environmental impacts must be considered in any permitting process for the Dakota Access Pipeline. They won on other grounds, as well, but it won’t close down the pipeline today.
One of South Korea’s largest conglomerates has produced a massive amount of palm oil with alleged links to deforestation in Indonesia. But POSCO Daewoo has not found any takers amongst many of the world’s largest palm oil buyers, suggesting anti-deforestation policies increasingly have teeth.
U-Haul and supermarket supplier C&S Wholesale Grocers announced a commitment to work with The Conservation Fund to offset their wood consumption by boosting the protection of a forest ecosystem in rural New Hampshire.
Two recent studies suggest that boosting the consumption of meat alternatives and vegetables could be simple. In fact, subliminal messaging, or even more vibrant descriptions of food, could persuade consumers to explore meals without animal protein.
The water tech industry isn’t just facing an unfathomable opportunity to pursue equitable water access and services; it faces an ethical imperative to do so.
Kimberly-Clark and WWF have announced a new campaign to raise the awareness of both retailers and consumers about the benefit of FSC-certified paper products.
Climate change is getting in the way of a $17 million, 4-year study designed to determine the effects of climate change on northern ecosystems and communities. Researchers say global warming is making the first leg of the well-planned exploration to perilous to carry out.