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.
Will the smart cities of the future float? One California nonprofit partnering with French Polynesia says such communities could soon be the reality. But critics question the motive behind the development of offshore cities, fearing they could become tax havens for the rich.
A new report found $8.2 billion invested in conservation over the last decade. The bulk of this finance came from the last two years, but will momentum continue? For some environmental markets, government policy is critical. But many investors see deal supply and scalability as a more pressing barrier to growth.
The World Bank says it wants to help developing countries mitigate climate change. But researchers from one NGO say the global financial lender funds far more fossil fuel projects than clean-energy initiatives in some of these nations.
President Donald Trump essentially green-lighted the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines last week. Environmental and human rights advocates vowed to keep fighting, and they’re calling on big banks to pull their funding of the projects.
Last week Ikea purchased its second wind farm in Alberta, Canada. The move brings the furniture and households retailer closer to its ultimate goal of energy independence by 2020.
Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk accepted a position on the president’s manufacturing counsel, drawing headlines such as, “Opposites Attract? Why Musk and Trump Are Having a Bromance.” Could the budding friendship equate to more friendly environmental policy from the administration, or is it all just smoke and mirrors?
The cost of utility-scale solar power has plunged to the Obama administration’s $1 a watt goal — and three years early at that. Now, a 2011 initiative that was once seen as more aspirational than realistic has the possibility to transform the nation’s energy portfolio.
Earlier this week, the Trump administration instructed employees at certain federal agencies to stop communicating with the public. It’s not unusual for a new administration to change how government agencies communicate with the public and journalists. But the precision with which these gag orders target climate science has some experts worried.
A new CDP report reveals that emission reductions led to a combined $12.4 billion in cost savings for its supply chain member companies last year.
Half of the country’s corn harvest could be wiped out by 2100 without efficient reductions in greenhouse gases, according to a new study. Production of soybeans and wheat could also fall significantly.
With tensions flaring between the scientific community and the incoming Trump administration, more scientists are considering a run for public office — and a new political action committee is out to help.