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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Interview: Linda Macpherson, CH2MHill on Water Reuse

Among the key challenges is communicating effectively with people why water reuse is not only important, but desirable clean and safe. I had a chance to talk to CH2MHill’s Linda Macpherson to go over some of the basics

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Masdar’s Renewable Energy Desalination Plans Take Off

The company, with as-yet-unamed partners, has launched a pilot project to build the world’s first large scale, commercially viable desalination plant powered completely by renewable energy. Exactly what “large scale” means isn’t entirely defined, nor is the exact mix of solar, wind or other sources of renewable energy.

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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.