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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Refrigerant Revolution: A Cool Future Ahead for AC and a Warming Planet

As this series has noted, international protocols have only slowly phased out refrigerant gases that are harmful to the ozone layer and climate systems. Meanwhile, slow-to-replace older equipment in the U.S. and developed countries, in addition to new appliances in the developing world — still rely on older pollutants with high global warming potential.

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The New Green Deal for Energy Efficiency in the UK

The UK Green Deal allows people that live homes that are hard to heat to make improvements that are then paid for in installments over the next twenty years. These installments are added to their energy bill, which will have been reduced by the home improvements. In other words, you should never pay more than you save. Will it catch on?

Mim, a nine-year-old boy, regularly faces a walk of about two miles to collect drinking water for his family. Image credit: Oxfam International

A View From The Field: Addressing The Water-Energy-Poverty Nexus

Much of today’s conversation addressing the increasingly important connection between water and energy is focused on solutions applicable to urban centers and developed nations. ​But what about in the developing world, when the energy-water nexus debate isn’t about reducing demand – but instead about enabling supply?

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Abu Dhabi Blogging Competition: Two Winners!

The winning post was submitted by Dallas Blaney a professor of public and environmental affairs at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. Among the 6 finalists were posts from 2 regular TriplePundit writers, RP Siegel and Tom Schueneman. Their posts, and those of the other 4 finalists were as follows

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Fiscal Cliff Deal Extends Biofuel Credits

The New Year’s fiscal cliff deal has received quite a bit of press. We have already discussed the significance of extending the Wind Production Tax Credit. Less well known is the inclusion of measures included in the deal to revive tax credits for advanced biofuels.

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How Satellites Can Be Used to Track World Pollution

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have produced quality analysis of pollution in major cities around the world – using readings taken in outer space. Using eight years’ worth of data collected by NASA satellites, the researchers tracked pollution trends for 189 megacities.

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The Year for Big Coal – Not So Big

Coal is on the run and battling on many fronts – 2012 may turn out to be a watershed year in its downward spiral. This is the type of momentum that can’t be reversed – can it?

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Coal’s Share of World Energy Mix Hits Record High

A recent Worldwatch Institute report points out that while oil still represents the largest energy source, both coal and natural gas have seen significant increases in production and consumption. The increase comes, despite rising global awareness of carbon’s role in causing climate change, and despite coal being the largest carbon-emitting energy source of all.