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.
Civil society and climate groups from across Turkey and the world have responded to Tuesday’s G20 Leaders Communiqué with a mix of shock and disappointment.
Many building product manufacturers have pushed the limits of energy efficiency in their products. Today, it’s possible to achieve not just a “greener home,” but to build a home that is so energy efficient that a renewable energy system can offset all or most of its annual energy consumption. So why haven’t net zero homes caught on in the mainstream market?
SPECIAL SERIES: In Our Sights: a Signed Climate Commitment in Paris
COP21 is most definitely scheduled to proceed with multiple heads of state including President Obama planning to attend. We too we will be there, as planned, with an even greater sense of personal urgency.
SPECIAL SERIES: The Problem with Food Waste
VP of Sustainability Ron Cotterman explains Sealed Air’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and mitigate the risks of potential climate change. As stated in this year’s CDP 2015 Climate Change Report, Sealed Air was named to the Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) A List and also received a 100% Disclosure score, earning a position in CDP’s S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), for the second consecutive year.
Wood-based biofuel is a rapidly-growing industry driven by the demand for alternatives to fossil fuels. But is it environmentally friendly?
A survey completed by the UN Global Compact (UNGC) and Accenture sheds new light on the evolving attitudes on climate change held by chief executive officers across the world and throughout various industries.
For nearly 20 years, Americans have been coming together each November 15th to mark America Recycles Day. Today, recycling is such an integral part of American life that almost everyone recognizes that iconic chasing arrows recycling symbol, which we see everywhere. So do we really need one day set aside to promote recycling?
Critics had attacked the choice of a fossil fuel company as a funder for the museum’s Atmosphere gallery on climate science. They said emails showed that Shell sought to influence the program.
Indonesia’s fires are the biggest environmental disaster of 2015. Now, Greenpeace Indonesia drones found land burned in the past few weeks is already being turned into palm plantations on the island of Borneo.
Located in the Netherlands, SolaRoad is the first road of its kind to make a unique foray in pollution-free solar energy. In the first six months since it was installed, the SolaRoad has generated over 3,000 kilowatt-hours or roughly the equivalent required for a single-person household for one calendar year. The annual yield of the project is expected to reach more than 70 kwh per square meter. Now, various nations and provinces are planning on and negotiating for the implementation of similar energy-centric roadways.
The Leuser Ecosystem in Indonesia’s Aceh province is 6.5 million acres of tropical lowland rainforests, mountains and peatlands. It’s also a place where palm oil is sourced, and the palm oil industry is having devastating effects.
The El Niño phenomenon of 2015-2016 is expected to be rival that of 1997-1998, which caused losses equal to 14.5 percent of Ecaudor’s GDP. If predictions are correct, the months ahead could cause debilitating floods, outbreaks of mosquito-borne illnesses, and catastrophic crop and infrastructure damage. How is the country preparing?