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.

SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainable Events

Four New Sustainability Musts for the Event Industry

On Saturday 12th December 2015, an historic international climate agreement was reached in an old air hanger on the outskirts of Paris. World leaders, NGOs, and business leaders created a global plan to limit the average global temperature of the earth from rising above 2°C.

What does this mean for the global event industry — an industry intensive in carbon use?

Compliance Instrument Trends in the California Cap-and-Trade Program

The California cap-and-trade program recently completed another successful allowance auction, providing an opportunity for lessons learned regarding compliance instruments. The market demand for California Compliance Allowances (CCAs) continues to increase. In turn, the market for offsets (which tend to be less-used) will also continue to grow, providing attractive transaction opportunities for both landowners with potential projects throughout the U.S. and covered entities who are seeking a less costly option to CCAs.

Can Kinetic Energy Help Power Off-Grid Communities?

Modern micro-hydro kinetic (MHK) technologies are a potential solution for reliable decentralized energy production in developing and remote communities around the globe by harnessing the kinetic energy of flowing water from the local waterways.

Turning (Less) Water into Wine

In 2014, a small winery in the central coast of California experienced a dramatic reduction in the flow of its groundwater wells, severely limiting the amount of water available for production, and threatening the viability of the entire operation. Here’s how it turned water risk into water efficiency.

Landscape Restoration: It’s Time

From the very first speeches on the first day of COP21, landscape-scale restoration was on the global agenda as never before.

The Psychological Triumph of the Paris Talks

Noted conservation psychologist, Susan Clayton, shares her thoughts on the role psychology plays in tackling climate change. She highlights why the Paris climate change agreement is a momentous occasion for psychology.