Major palm oil producers pledge to stop deforestation after Green Century Capital musters $600 billion in investor assets to push for sustainable palm oil.
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.
Wind energy has famously pitted environmentalists against each other – renewable energy and climate action advocates vs. wildlife conservationists concerned about wind turbines injuring or killing birds. But a new study, funded by the American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI), reveals that bird fatalities resulting from collisions with wind turbines are extremely low; in fact, cell towers and cats kill a far greater number of birds than wind turbines do, the peer-reviewed report found.
World famous rum maker Bacardi and the World Wildlife Fund Bacardi are aiming to advance sugarcane standards in Fiji with a model sugarcane farm program.
Let’s make ourselves heard loud and clear, so that 50 years from now, we have a world that is better than it is now: A world where renewable energy is the norm; where the cost of environmental externalities must be accounted for by every government; and where our children will say, “I can’t believe they still drilled for oil when I was born.”
On Sunday, more than 100,000 people and 1,400 businesses, schools, social justice groups and other organizations will take to the streets of New York City for the People’s Climate March. It’s being billed as “the largest climate march in history.” You’ve probably already seen some details about the march buzzing around your favorite newsfeeds, but in case there are any unanswered questions, we’re here to help out. To get you in the sign-waving mood, here are five things you need to know about the People’s Climate March before it kicks off on Sunday.
Following through on President Barack Obama’s plans to combat climate change and boost energy productivity, the Agriculture Department on Sept. 18 announced it’s providing $68 million in funding for 540 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects through the Rural Energy for America Program.
Why are an expected 100,000 people hitting the streets of New York City this Sunday? To learn more about the strategic thinking behind the upcoming People’s Climate March, the Bard Center for Environmental Policy sat down with 350.org’s U.S. Campus Field Manager, Jenny Marienau.
Making climate change action a global priority can foster greater, more inclusive prosperity worldwide, but a “deep structural transformation” is required, according to a report from the ‘New Climate Economy’ project team.
“We are pleased to be able to reassure everyone that APP and its suppliers have sufficient resource for the company’s 100 percent plantation target,” said Scott Poynton, executive director of TFT, which recently conducted an independent study on the pulp and paper company.
Rather than continue in a stalemate, many community leaders are turning to Political Communications 101: If you can’t win an argument, change the conversation.
With just a week away from the United Nations Climate Summit in New York City, 160 leading environmentalists from 44 countries are calling on the world’s foundations and philanthropies to take a stand against global warming.
The world’s six leading multilateral development banks have reaffirmed their commitments to take action on climate change in advance of the U.N. Climate Summit in NYC. That includes promoting private and public sector investments in climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well as adopting the same methods of tracking and accounting for greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
When it comes to climate change, voting, marching and innovating are “achievable, empowering, scalable and marketable,” argues Ian Edwards — and are far more successful than fear tactics.
With our climate in upheaval, many cities, organizations and businesses are talking about building resiliency into their operations, in order to allow them to better deal with extreme events such as heavy storms, droughts and floods. While these expenditures are often high, given today’s reality they are considered necessary — in keeping with Ben Franklin’s adage that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”