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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Global Carbon Trading Takes a Big Step Forward

It has often been pointed out that our modern world could quickly become cleaner, safer, and more sustainable if only externalities, such as air pollution or carbon emissions, were internalized, so that they could be captured and factored into the economic equation. Efforts to do this with greenhouse gases, so far have had mixed results. That is why the announcement last week, that Australia was going to link up their emissions trading system with the EU’s emissions trading system, is so important.

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Call on UN Security Council to Make Water Security a Priority

Joined by UNU-INWEH and Canada’s Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, the InterAction Council is calling on world leaders to take the lead in efforts to forge new institutions, mechanisms and the means to address water resource use and management worldwide.

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Canadian Watershed’s Oil Sands Pose Challenge for Keepers

An international group of experts gathering in Vancouver is calling on Canadian and other government leaders to establish a transboundary water and natural resource management regime for the Mackenzie River watershed, which, in addition to vast oil sands, energy, mineral and timber resources, provides vital water, habitat and other ecosystem services that extend well beyond Canada’s borders.

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How the Food Industry Can Tackle Global Hunger

By Michael Zacka, President and CEO of Tetra Pak US and Canada. With record breaking droughts in the U.S. this summer, we have reason to be concerned about the geopolitical consequences of world food supplies running low.

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Bottom-Up Innovation Gaining Traction

Some innovations that social entrepreneurs are bringing to the developing world would be extremely beneficial for us to adopt in the developed world. Ideas which were often conceived at the point of need are often highly practical and, given their customer base, must be producible at very low cost.

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Why Efficiency Won’t Solve Our Water Problems

The drought of 2012 has reminded us that water is a scarce resource, even though we pay fractions of a penny per gallon for it and expect that it’ll be there every time we turn on the tap. We depend on it not only for our drinking and washing and especially for the food we eat, but also for generating the electric power on which our economy depends.