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.
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.
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.
President Donald Trump’s efforts to roll back environmental regulations are at odds with a big new jobs report on the clean-energy sector — which now employs 4.5 million and counting.
“For too long, companies that produce and use palm oil have gotten away with paper commitments that they are repeatedly found violating,” one NGO leader told TriplePundit. A new set of standards aims to change that.
A new report suggests urban density does more than cut greenhouse gas emissions by reducing transportation needs. All aspects of residents’ lifestyles become more sustainable in denser neighborhoods.
Earlier this month, Wyoming legislators introduced a bill that would effectively outlaw clean energy by preventing state utilities from selling it.
Regardless of the incoming administration’s position on climate change, American corporations are charging forward with clean-energy and energy-efficiency commitments, says Marty Spitzer of WWF.
Adding vigorous communication to the conflict between cap-and-trade supporters and environmental justice groups — groups with, let’s admit it, much commonality in their goals — may be the first step to achieving real collaboration.
SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainable Events
The United Nations designated 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. With this in mind, Emma Owens of Positive Impact takes a look back at lessons the travel sector can learn from COP22.
With the inauguration of President Trump underway, the California Air Resources Board launched its new proposal for fighting climate change. It calls for bold steps, and it faces even bigger hurdles.
The clean-energy and energy-efficiency sectors employ 2.5 million Americans and counting. How would they fare under a Rick Perry-led Department of Energy? Elizabeth Noll of the Natural Resources Defense Council takes a closer look.