Achieving a 36 percent share of renewable energy by 2030 would provide half of the emissions reductions needed to keep temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius, according to a recent report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
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.
With the United Nations conference on climate change (aka COP21) kicking off next week in Paris, OpenIDEO has just the thing for those of us who want to participate but can’t be there in person.
If environmental sustainability is important in business, then it should be important in business school programs, including graduate programs. Net Impact evaluated almost 100 programs and ranked them on their integration of social and environmental themes. Called the Business as Unusual (BAU) guide, it ranked 50 schools for environmental sustainability. Here is a brief overview of the schools that made the top 10 list.
SPECIAL SERIES: In Our Sights: a Signed Climate Commitment in Paris
For far too long the challenges of global prosperity, sustainable development and climate change have shared a common ambition for a better world, but lacked a sense of context, at least in terms of a cohesive strategy aimed at integrated goals and solutions. The recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals and the upcoming COP21 climate talks in Paris culminate a historic moment in human history.
The UNFCCC, backed by the funding of Singapore, has issued an interactive guide that seeks to explain the big issues behind COP21—and shine light on the nature of the upcoming climate talks.
Dianna Cohen, CEO of Plastic Pollution Coalition, discusses the detrimental environmental impacts of single-use plastic straws.
Constellation, subsidiary of Exelon Corporation and Los Angeles Sanitation, recently announced they broke ground on a 25-megawatt (MW) biogas fueled cogeneration plant. It will provide 100 percent of the steam and electricity needed to power LA Sanitation’s Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant.
In a sign of what the future of food will entail, and what is a huge setback for anti-GMO activists, the FDA decided yesterday that genetically modified salmon is as safe to eat, and is just as nutritious, as any wild or farmed Atlantic salmon.
A new exchange-traded fund offers investors a means to match their portfolios with their values backed by data. And get this, it’s outperformed the S&P.
As the Volkswagen emissions scandal continues to unfold, a new interactive map offers a visualization of the environmental effects in California resulting from the automaker’s shenanigans. This map was released just days before VW is set to offer a plan to the California Air Resources Board to compensate consumers who purchased the models under question over the past several years.
Civil society and climate groups from across Turkey and the world have responded to Tuesday’s G20 Leaders Communiqué with a mix of shock and disappointment.
Many building product manufacturers have pushed the limits of energy efficiency in their products. Today, it’s possible to achieve not just a “greener home,” but to build a home that is so energy efficient that a renewable energy system can offset all or most of its annual energy consumption. So why haven’t net zero homes caught on in the mainstream market?