While the level of concern suggested in my prior piece was overstated, I maintain that the situation at Fukushima is far from resolved and that is remains a serious concern, particularly in Japan.
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.
Scientists speculate that if climate change continues on its current trajectory, there won’t be a future for the Summer Olympics, due to the decreasing number of “safe cities” to hold the games.
While the commitments made at COP21 were laudable, collectively, the proposed GHG reductions won’t achieve the Paris agreement’s goal of holding global mean temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels. Instead, we are on track to see an increase of almost 4 degrees C by 2100.
Palm oil defines the world’s struggle to make more food and consumer goods products while mitigating their impact on people. So, who are the leaders in the push for more fairly produced palm oil, and who are the laggards that are falling behind?
The world’s largest companies have a long way to go before they move the needle on the ambitious climate change mitigation goals set at COP21, according to a CDP report released this week.
France’s government scuttled plans to include a carbon tax in its fiscal year 2016 budget. The sudden decision comes at a time when France’s energy portfolio faces several challenges.
These companies are finding solutions to everyday problems by creating unique, out-of-the-box food products. What can we learn from them, and how can their concepts drive a better food system?
Last week in Kigali, Rwanda, more than 170 countries pledged to cut back their use of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants. These gases, while far less widely emitted than carbon dioxide, have an impact that is up to 1,000 times greater on a pound-for-pound basis.
The Los Angeles Board of Public Works brought the California city closer to its goal by approving a contract the end of September that will overhaul its waste collection. Under the new system, LA will be split into 11 franchise zones serviced by seven waste haulers. It’s a big improvement over the 144 private haulers who now crisscross the city collecting trash.
Despite Economic Benefits of Climate Change Adaptation, FL Senate Hopeful Remains Strident Climate Denier
After losing the Republican primary, Marco Rubio is trying to reclaim his former U.S. Senate seat. Given his blatant denial of the risks of climate change, it’s Florida residents and business leaders who will lose out if he wins.
Ceres recently issued a report on how insurance companies are responding to climate change risks. And the results show insurers have a long road ahead.
Without drastic changes to our global food system, as many as 122 million more people could slip into extreme poverty by 2030, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization.
The ClimateCongress Wikipedia Project is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) climate education project that gives Wikipedia information on the climate positions of each U.S Congressional incumbent and their challenger. Could it help turn the tide in this year’s Congressional race?
SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainable Innovation: The Patience to Get it Right
Given the rapid pace of technology innovation, the flip side of which is obsolescence, we have created mountains of electronic waste containing a variety of dangerous materials. But circular economy solutions can help.