Category: 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.
President Obama gave a nod to climate change in his acceptance speech on election night, but reducing the United States’ greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is still not very high on the President’s agenda for his second term.
Whatever your opinion is on Proposition 37, the proposition which would require companies operating in California to provide labels if their foods contain GMOs (genetically modified organisms), one issue is clear: California’s ballot initiative process is in desperate need of reform. As support for the measure craters in public opinion polls, the role of outside money … Continued
It’s not surprising that in the wake of Hurricane Sandy there has been contention over what role climate change played in the intensity of the storm. But it was BloombergBusinessweek that really took the gloves off with the cover of this week’s edition sporting the title in big bold letters, “It’s Global Warming, Stupid,” a provocative echo of Bill Clinton’s famous line about the economy, used to great effect in his 1992 presidential campaign.
Biofuels have the potential to reduce dependency on petroleum – and ameliorate global warming. But in the world of increasing drought – is it right to use water to grow crops for energy rather than food?
Investing in projects that enhance resiliency to climate change impacts continues to emerge as a central focal point in the World Bank Group’s strategic policy framework, but results could be much improved by focusing on “closing today’s adaptation gap” and “anticipatory adaptation” projects, according to IEG.
The damages caused by hurricane Sandy might range from $10 billion to $20 billion, which means there’s one sector that probably hates Sandy more than anyone else – the insurance industry.
Even as Hurricane Sandy batters the northeast and the media reflects on it and other recent super storms, no one is talking about climate change as one of the factors causing this new storm trend.