Under Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canada has chosen a carbon tax as its national policy to cut greenhouse gas emissions, a move that could have major repercussions around the world, and especially for its neighbor to the south.
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.
Last week, six large companies announced they would work together to educate consumers about paper and wood products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. But is this campaign really about impact or public relations?
Researchers at a university in Denmark say they are close to developing a variety of grass species that are easier for cattle to digest. The result could be a decrease in methane emissions, as well as improved dairy and meat production.
Recent studies suggest that including some meat in the diet may actually be the most responsible approach if we are going to feed the planet sustainably and responsibly.
On Monday, the Swiss Coalition for Corporate Justice delivered a petition with 120,000 signatures to the federal government that supports a constitutional amendment requiring companies to be as compliant on human rights and environmental matters abroad as they would be at home.
Researchers estimate that climate change “contributed to an additional 4.2 million hectares of forest fire area” from 1984 to 2015, almost doubling the expected forest fire area.
On Tuesday at SXSW Eco, current and former members of the Obama administration discussed the questions on everyone’s minds: What will happen to America’s climate agenda when Obama steps down? How will a Hillary Clinton administration further the country’s work on climate action? And how much could a Donald Trump administration derail the progress we’ve made?
The door was opened in Paris, and last week we stepped through the threshold, once again affirming the Art of the Possible. How did this happen? And what happens now?
Brazil’s beef industry is booming, with plenty of environmental and social consequences. When it comes to deforestation, indirect suppliers with a huge role in the country’s supply chain present a massive challenge stakeholders are trying to address.
A new report from the University of Maine Darling Marine Center and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences predicts the Maine lobster population will be wiped out by 2100 due to climate change.
Another startup, Palo Alto-based SunToWater, claims it has a residential and commercial solution that can produce drinking water from air with minimal energy. But does the system deliver?
Climate Signals, a new tool from Climate Nexus, offers a real-time, Web-based, visual database for climate-related events and impacts around the world.
This week, the European Parliament voted to approve the global deal negotiated at last year’s COP21 climate talks in Paris. The EU ratification makes the Paris Agreement legally binding worldwide.