The Obama administration is to blame for billions of dollars in losses, says TransCanada, which is taking the government to court over its decision to block the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The two suits, which some Canadian experts say have a strong footing, don’t appear to address the question at heart, which is whether governments have the responsibility (and the right) to act on new scientific data and protect their environment and constituents from climate change.
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.
Purpose as a powerful strategy to conduct business from the inside out has gained substantial ground in 2015 and will only have more impact in 2016. Here is what we see, with contributions from the 21-member Purpose Collaborative.
California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency over the methane gas leak in Porter Ranch, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, heightening attention on what has been one of the worst disasters to hit Southern California in the past several decades.
The Climate Trust’s annual predictions about the events, policies and ideas that will matter in 2016, across the carbon market. The trends, which range from climate change playing a larger role in federal decision-making to increased carbon market linkage and momentum in conservation finance, were identified based on interactions with market experts.
The water it takes to produce 10 burgers is the same amount of water you use to shower for a year. Here are 10 more reasons to make not eating meat your New Year’s resolution!
Bouqs, based in Venice, California, promises to send flowers directly from farms in South America. The easy pricing and farm-to-table business model could disrupt the flower industry.
The Volkswagen emissions scandal keeps growing, as the company fails to reach a recall agreement with the US EPA and gets slapped with a lawsuit.
British Columbia, the third most populous province in Canada, enacted a carbon tax in 2008. How successful has the tax been? It decreased emissions 3.5 times faster than the rest of Canada, according to a new report by Carbon Tax Center (CTC).
Some of these “trends” are stale (old and not new), and some of them are just pale (not going to happen). Hey, I even threw in a few ideas on how we can stop making these silly trend predictions.
A recent report on EU energy governance, produced by the British House of Lords, says that “EU-wide binding 2030 renewables targets will not be delivered unless it is backed-up by a monitoring and enforcement mechanism that acts as a guarantor for the agreement.” So, how are we to go about measuring carbon emissions?
The Thames Deckway in London is envisioned as a robust and steady floating cycle and pedestrian pathway, with less obvious integration of renewable energy harnessing, multiple sensor platforms and communications technology.
Delhi needs Blue Zones Projects — a community well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier through permanent changes to environment, policy, and social networks.