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.

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REI Encourages Consumers to Go Green, Reduce Packaging This Holiday Season

As consumers hit the stores this holiday season, REI is reminding them to vote with their dollars. Pointing to its own recent success in reducing consumer packaging by 36 percent, the company argues that choosing an environmentally friendly product in a sustainable package sends a strong message to manufacturers in the final weeks of the year.

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Grand Rapids Publishes Climate Resiliency Report

Using the system-wide approach to understanding climate change and concrete impacts on the local community, West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) in partnership with the City of Grand Rapids, developed the first of its kind, Climate Resiliency Report.

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UK Landfill Tax is Set to Rise Fast

Landfill taxes in the UK have been growing steadily since their inception in 1996. Calls for them to be increased dramatically are now being made by various different organisations. Although the tax will certainly rise, it is unclear by how much.

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COP 19 in Warsaw Overshadowed by Coal

The COP 19 climate conference in Warsaw, Poland might not have been very effective, but it sure was interesting. For many, it was defined by the presence of Poland’s fossil fuel industry. Here is a look at how Poland is doubling down on coal use and possible shale gas development, plus the country’s carbon emissions and what a few regular Polish citizens think of all this.

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Sierra Nevada Saves More Than $5M Diverting 99.8% of Waste

Next time you pop open a Pale Ale, you can feel a little less guilty (not that you ever should). Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. announced last week that it now diverts 99.8 percent of its waste, earning it the first platinum certification from the US Zero Waste Business Council.

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Ontario, Canada Moves Toward Outlawing Coal Power Plants

The Canadian province of Ontario is pushing legislation that would outlaw the use of coal for power generation. As part of that plan, last week it announced the end of two of its coal-burning plants – with more closures to come.

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Forget Sustainable Consumption. Focus on Sustainable Citizenship

While the sustainable business world keeps focusing on ways to increase sustainable consumption as a path to a more sustainable future, when we look at reality we see a clear pattern – systemic changes that make or will make a difference are derived by sustainable citizenship, not sustainable consumption.