The 2016 Global Carbon Project’s annual analysis of carbon emissions showed that contributions from coal declined by 0.28 percent during the last year. While this is a hopeful statistic and part of a flattening trend prevalent for the last three years, it does not reflect predictions for coal use globally.
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.
SPECIAL SERIES: How Sustainability at Home Goes Beyond
Date labels on food packaging — such as ‘best by,’ ‘use by’ and ‘sell by’ — are often misunderstood, resulting in perfectly edible food being tossed out. 3p spoke with an academic and a nonprofit expert to find out we can solve this problem.
In short, homeowners will be able to install Tesla’s solar roof for less money than a roof made from regular materials. Does Musk’s claim stack up?
National parks and wildlife refuges were established across the U.S. to protect wildlife. But these areas are not always as protected as we may assume. Wake Forest University student Denise McGuigan explores how conservation corridors can help.
By evaluating supply chain operations, small retailers are uncovering cost-savings, sustainability opportunities and chances to increase employee engagement, says Joe Carpenter of the Climate Action Business Association.
Neighborhoods big and small are changing the way Americans look at their waste. But more work is needed to make community composting a viable pathway to emptying our landfills.
Last week at the COP22 talks in Morocco, a group of 365 major corporations and investors urged America’s president-elect not to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.
At the COP22 climate talks in Morocco, Microsoft released a white paper that makes a strong business case for an internal carbon fee. The study comes four years after Microsoft launched an ambitious plan to become carbon neutral.
At COP22, scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography addressed the problems increasing desertification — and the dust that comes with it — pose for communities around the world.
This week, Apple partnered with the Conservation Fund to donate 32,400 acres of forest to the Forest Society of Maine. The tech giant’s gift connects over 1 million acres of forest that reach far beyond Maine’s border with Canada.
Beyond analysis of Paris scenarios, it is worth looking at some of the core drivers behind decarbonization beyond high-level policy or regulation, says EOS Climate CEO Joe Madden.
As the COP22 talks continue, the U.S., Canada and Mexico announced ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2050. Those plans were preceded earlier in the week by Germany, which was the first country to disclose an emissions reduction agenda for 2050.