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.
The Malaysian palm oil producer IOI Group is suing the RSPO in a Zurich, Switzerland court, over what it says is an unfair suspension from the global standards board for sustainable palm oil.
What key climate-action lessons can developing countries derive from the U.S.? Paritosh (Pari) Kasotia of the Solar Foundation breaks it down. Spoiler alert: Many occurred in the absence of national policies mandates.
The city of San Diego passed its landmark Climate Action Plan last December. Last week, Mayor Kevin Faulconer unveiled the first of many strategies to lessen the impacts of climate change on San Diego’s shores.
TerraVia, formerly known as Solazyme, announced that it is entering the aquaculture sector with an algae-based feed product that it says can help reduce destructive overfishing in the world’s oceans.
More than 150 companies are now committed to ambitious emissions-reduction targets that align with the global effort to limit warming to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius.
What will it take to make the Paris Agreement legally binding? Eliza Northrop, an international environmental lawyer focused on the design and implementation of the Paris Agreement, shares her predictions.
When waste is not managed properly, it becomes a lasting issue with consequences that know no bounds. Kelsey Gaude, a graduate student at Wake Forest University, was surprised to find that the West’s waste problem has made its way to the island nation of Belize.
Leaked documents reveal that Nestlé had the opportunity to get ahead of the curve and start a global conversation on water consumption. Instead, the company confused “non-confrontation” with leadership.
Nespresso says its recycling program — which it plans to expand to the contiguous 48 states of the U.S. — mitigates the environmental impact of single-use coffee pods. But not everyone is buying into the company’s communications plans.
Clean cookstoves in Laos, biogas digesters in Vietnam, community solar and other low-carbon, simple technologies in rural villages worldwide: Find out just how the poor are saving the planet, and get up to speed with three easy steps on how you can start, too.
To make up your mind for yourself, run your eyes over this new infographic, which outlines the statistics both ‘for’ and ‘against’ the further development of the fracking industry.
This quest to redefine urbanization, and to build and redesign ‘smart cities,’ may already be over. It is clear megacities — 40 or so giant urban centers — will run the world within a decade. But can they be sustained?
Opower claims its energy-efficiency software has saved consumers over $1 billion in electricity costs. On May 2, cloud-applications company Oracle announced that it would buy Opower for $532 million. Obviously, this is great news for the Opower employees who have stock options. But it’s also encouraging for the clean-technology sector at large.
Sarah Palin is back in the public eye, and not just to promote her Judge Judy knockoff. She’s stumping for the climate denial film “Climate Hustle,” which explains how climate change is a hoax. Her logic, as usual, is impeccable — and so is the burn from Jimmy Kimmel.