On the same day delegates gathered at the U.N. Climate Summit, Liberia and Norway announced a partnership to protect forests in the African country.
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.
Natural gas critics and boosters alike are missing something important: the advent of a fuel called renewable natural gas (RNG), which is chemically similar to fossil natural gas, but better. It is produced not by drilling or hydrofracking fossilized deposits, but by capturing biogases wherever organic wastes decompose: in landfills and wastewater treatment plants.
We waste a whopping 36 million tons of food a year, says the EPA. This year, states and cities are using that statistic to encourage Americans to stop dumping food in the landfill. The Northwest king of recycling, Seattle, has come up with an innovative idea to that end: let garbage collectors eyeball your trash and assess a fine for too much organic waste. It may not enhance the roster of job applicants for garbage collector, but it may just do the trick when it comes to composting.
Earlier this month, the Hershey Co. announced the expansion of its cocoa farmer training and community initiatives in the Ivory Coast. The company will partner with Cargill to expand the initiative, called ‘Learn to Grow Ivory Coast,’ to include seven farmer cooperatives and 10,000 cocoa farmers.
SPECIAL SERIES: Carbon Offsetting
TriplePundit is launching its new series this week – a business buyer’s guide to carbon offsets – and we thought we’d start with the basics of carbon offsets, reviewing what exactly an offset is, how the market works and how companies can go about purchasing offsets.
Led by The Climate Group, the RE100 campaign aims to have 100 of the world’s largest companies powered solely by renewable energy by 2020. Founding members include some of the world’s leading businesses — BT, Commerzbank, IKEA, Mars and Swiss RE among them.
Increasing evidence of climate change tied to the carbon surge is pushing consumers, especially the millennial generation, to question what they buy and who they buy from.
As citizens and world leaders converge on New York City seeking a way to address climate change, across the U.S. tens of millions are also out of work. At first glance jobs and climate seem to be distinct policy questions, but they are in fact deeply intertwined.
Although 29 percent of the world’s oceans are overfished, 10 percent of global wild caught seafood comes from fisheries involved in the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) program.
The Confronting Climate Change is Good Economics plenary session presented at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting this week, drew consensus among notable panelists that spoke to the changing values of companies and cities as it relates to planning effectively to leverage solutions that bridge both capital and climate change alleviation.
Not only would CO2 emissions plummet, but over 1.4 million early deaths avoided and $1 trillion saved by expanding public transportation, biking and walking, according to a first-of-its-kind study from the Institute of Transportation and Development and UC Davis.
Managing over $24 trillion in assets, IIGCC, which counts BlackRock and Calpers among its membership — is calling for definitive carbon pricing, more clean energy investment and elimination of fossil fuel subsidies.
As a coastal city with an inland water supply, New York City faces a unique set of challenges for climate change resiliency in a future marked by frequent, destructive coastal storms and rising sea levels.
Major palm oil producers pledge to stop deforestation after Green Century Capital musters $600 billion in investor assets to push for sustainable palm oil.
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.