Citing aerial photographs, Greenpeace says more of Brazil’s forested areas are being primed for development. And its federal government is mulling a decision to reverse protections for up to 1 million hectares of virgin forests across the Amazon.
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, Impossible Foods and its vegan ‘bloody burger’ debuted at Bareburger’s flagship New York City location. It will soon appear at all of the chain’s restaurants nationwide.
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) plans to take legal action to combat the Donald Trump administration’s “anti-environment” agenda, senior officers said in a telephone briefing last week.
The Donald Trump administration may slash as much as 25 percent of the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget and cut its staff by 20 percent. That would cripple environmental safeguards, jeopardize public health and put future generations at risk, argues Elliott Negin of the Union of Concerned Scientists.
The EPA will no longer ask oil and gas drilling companies to disclose information on methane emissions at their existing operations, reversing a rule made during the Obama administration.
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A partnership between one company and two Texas cities helps the region conserve water — and it shows how public-private partnerships can help towns fight water scarcity.
Those who create the products and built environments of everyday life—from mechanical engineers to architects—have an important role to play by designing for climate change, argues Lynelle Cameron, CEO of the Autodesk Foundation.
Burger King’s global supply chain, especially soy producers, can be linked to deforestation across Bolivia and Brazil, says the NGO Mighty Earth.
It turns out ExxonMobil was not the only energy company researching the effects of climate change decades ago. Shell produced a video on climate change in 1991, though critics say the company hardly heeded its own warnings.
Berlin’s transportation secretary is determined to make the city even more bicycle-friendly, saying: “Whoever drives a car in Berlin has too much time.”
When it comes to making sure all palm oil is certified sustainable, “We won’t get there with boycotts of palm oil or by presenting simplified solutions that only fit the Western consuming markets,” argues Dan Strechay of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
If you’re frustrated that EPA regulations might be rolled back, recognize that local government could offer answers, argues climate resilience consultant Joyce Coffee.