Beijing’s mayor says the city of 11.5 million will adopt “extra” anti-smog measures this year, including a 30 percent decrease in coal consumption.
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.
Technology is innovating at an exponential rate. New products and services are being rolled out on an almost daily basis. But while the pace of the technology revolution increases, design innovation is failing to keep up in one key area: sustainability.
The Danish wind power giant Dong Energy, which last fiscal year generated almost $9 billion in revenues, plans to phase out coal from all of its power stations by 2023.
The potential closure of the largest coal plant in the American West is another sign that dirty coal is on its way out of our energy mix — and there’s nothing that Donald Trump can to do save this industry.
A planned coal-fired plant in Bangladesh would be located near the world’s largest mangrove forest, which is home to endangered species such as the Bengal tiger. NGOs are furious, and an online petition urging citizens to pressure Rampal’s financial backers scored over 1 million signatures.
In its most recent impact report, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) claims the industry has made “tremendous progress” on improving ethics and sustainability. But many NGOs would say otherwise.
SPECIAL SERIES: Progress to 2020: Tackling resource use from all angles
WWF launched the Climate Savers Program in 1999 as a platform for corporate leadership in climate action. Nearly 20 years later, its members offer a business-smart framework that others can follow.
The double-whammy of falling of electric vehicle costs, plus rapidly falling solar power prices, could slow the world’s demand for both oil and coal after 2020, according to a study released today by CarbonTracker.
A bill submitted last week by Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah is angering hunters, anglers and local communities. The proposed law would allow at least 3.4 million acres of public lands to be sold at a “fair market value” in order to reduce the federal government’s debt.
Collaborative research carried out by insurers, engineers and conservationists identifies solutions to reduce risks and protect coastal communities.
Of the over 26 gigawatts of new energy capacity added in the U.S. last year, the vast majority came from renewables, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Will the smart cities of the future float? One California nonprofit partnering with French Polynesia says such communities could soon be the reality. But critics question the motive behind the development of offshore cities, fearing they could become tax havens for the rich.
A new report found $8.2 billion invested in conservation over the last decade. The bulk of this finance came from the last two years, but will momentum continue? For some environmental markets, government policy is critical. But many investors see deal supply and scalability as a more pressing barrier to growth.