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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Was COP21 The Final Nail in Coal’s Coffin?

Coal is slowly on its way out—not as fast as some advocates would like, but the evidence suggests this trend is indeed occurring in the wake of COP21.

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Landscape Restoration: It’s Time

From the very first speeches on the first day of COP21, landscape-scale restoration was on the global agenda as never before.

Delegates embrace following the announcement of the Paris climate agreement earlier this month.

The Psychological Triumph of the Paris Talks

Noted conservation psychologist, Susan Clayton, shares her thoughts on the role psychology plays in tackling climate change. She highlights why the Paris climate change agreement is a momentous occasion for psychology.

Thiruvanmiyur Beach littered with debris in the aftermath of devastating floods in Chennai, India, Dec. 12, 2015.

Paris Outcome: Adapt or Bust

As the Paris climate negotiations closed, you heard a great deal of hope and optimism as well as congratulations for vision and progress emanating from COP21. Indeed, important commitments have been made – but they’re pledges, not actions, and they don’t reverse the adverse climate change underway. Which is why adaptation is more important than ever.

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What is an Internal Carbon Price, and Should My Business Implement One?

In response to these schemes, or in anticipation of future carbon-pricing legislation, this year the CDP reported that 437 large companies say they now use an internal carbon price in decision-making. This is an increase from just 150 in 2014. But what actually is an internal carbon price, and what are the advantages of implementing one?

Bellandur Lake, southeast of Bangalore, India, is so polluted that it caught fire in May 2015.

Environmental Laws and Compliance in India Should Follow Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Humanist psychologist Abraham Maslow believed that people have an inborn desire to be self-actualized, to be all they can be. In order to achieve this ultimate goal and be productive, however, a number of more basic needs must be met first, such as the need for food, safety, love and self-esteem — known as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Similarly, environmental protection and compliance in a country like India will be successfully implemented and monitored if the basic needs and demands of human life are met first.

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Paris Was Just the Beginning

Now that we’ve all had a chance to celebrate, the hard work begins. Here are some of the ways the business sector will be involved in meeting those individually determined national contributions (INDCs) that were made public in Paris.

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COP 21: Putting the Pieces Together for Private-Sector Action

In the aftermath of COP21, private-sector action is key to reaching emissions reduction goals. The marketplace needs to feel confident that the technologies that help reduce carbon dioxide emissions, whether they are renewable energy or clean technology, are worthy of investment. Proven technologies such as solar and wind are fast emerging as attractive investment asset classes that provide investors with low technology risk and stable, higher returns over a period of 20 years or more. Now is the time for these technologies to take center stage in the financing world.

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Scientists React to Paris Agreement

If there is one thing we should also be able to agree on, it is that we need a climate accord based in scientific reality.