On September 27, U.S. President Barack Obama met with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss how to improve ties on a number of issues between the countries, including how to support efforts to phase-down the super greenhouse gases HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons).
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.
Divestment from fossil fuels makes a strong political statement, but the markets are not always the right place to make such a bold case. In current economic times, however, portfolios can benefit from such a move while advancing the health of our environment.
At 100 MW and producing at half-planned capacity — enough to supply some 104,000 households — Abengoa secured financing to complete the Extremadura Solar Complex, good news for Spain’s beleaguered solar and renewable energy industry. Set to be the largest concentrating solar power facility in Europe, the CSP facility in Extremadura will help Spain avoid carbon emissions and meet EU renewable energy targets.
Eric Smith, CEO of Swiss Re Americas, discusses the risk associated with climate change, calling upon business to take a primary role in working with governments and communities to create more resiliency in the face of climate change risk.
Last Thursday, McDonald’s announced its plans to make significant changes in its menu and marketing, increasing “access to fruits and vegetables to help families make informed choices.” Why? In one word: Millennials.
The company formerly known as Hewlett-Packard and now called HP is the first IT company to set a supply chain greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal.
The carbon footprint of food produced and not eaten is estimated at 3.3 billion tons of greenhouse gases: making food wastage the world’s third top GHG emitter after the US and China.
At the NYC Climate Week Opening Ceremony, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim emphasized that action has been too small in responding to climate change and “what the world is looking for is a plan equal to the size of the challenge.”
Overfishing isn’t just a threat to the commercial fishing industry — it results in severe repercussions for the millions of people who depend on healthy oceans for food security. As ocean health continues to decline, seafood retailers and companies have begun to call attention to the dangers of overfishing and make bold commitments to source sustainable seafood. Why? The future of our oceans is on the line.
Following through on the President’s historic National Climate Change Action Plan, the EPA proposed precedent-setting new rules limiting carbon emissions for new power plants. The EPA isn’t stopping there: work on proposed new rules for existing power plants is already under way.
One key way to reduce food waste in the U.S. is through reforming the date labeling system, according to a new report by the National Resources Defense Council. Improving date labeling policies and practices will benefit consumers by decreasing confusion and will improve food safety.
It’s time again for another live “fireside chat” with an interesting sustainability thought leader. This week, I’ll be chatting with EOS Climate’s co-founder Joe Madden.