Category: 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.
Greening Australia, a non-profit environmental organization, has devised a project in which burning trees actually helps improve biodiversity, connects fragmented landscapes and even provides economic benefits to farmers.
There are probably a couple of reasons to vote for Mitt Romney. Yet, climate change shouldn’t be one of them. If anything, climate change should be a deal breaker for any American concerned about climate change. Here are four reasons why:
For the now-destabilized gulf coastal wetland ecosystems, a slow-moving hurricane with heavy rain and high, shoreline-pounding surf may be the most damaging type of storm.
Offshore winds off the US Atlantic coast could generate enough clean, renewable electrical power for at least one-third of the entire U.S., or the entire East Coast, from Maine to Florida, according to a Stanford University study.
Leaders in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, asked residents to participate in a “big flush” of their toilets concurrently at 7:30pm on Saturday evening.
Producers are facing pressure from the public sector and customers to take responsibility for recycling their products. Here’s why we have to continue working towards a comprehensive approach that meets the needs of a broad set of stakeholders.
A French scientific study released this week asserts that laboratory rats fed Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) corn or low levels of Roundup herbicide for two years developed tumors and suffered damage to multiple organs. The study has also been sharply criticized by some members of the scientific community.
The release of the new CDP report was accompanied by a global teleconference with some very interesting participants from around the world discussing “how businesses can succeed in an uncertain, resource constrained world.” Here are five insights from this discussion.
Unlike 2008, this year big oil outspend cleantech by four to one when it comes to TV ads. What caused this change in the balance between green-fossil fuel ads? Does it really make a difference for voters? And no less important – if big oil fights to put Romney in the Oval Office, why President Obama still acts in their favor in his ‘all of the above’ energy strategy?
The latest CDP report shows some progress, but it’s still not good enough. It’s not that there’s not a glass half full in the report, but as Paul Abberley, Aviva’s CEO, said in a teleconference following the release: “If the glass is half full of Arctic melt water, it doesn’t matter.”
The huge surplus means that developed economies will be able to emit more greenhouse gases than foreseen under worst-case “business-as-usual” scenarios, as well as further eroding credibility in the ability of international organizations and national governments to actually deliver on pledges to reduce carbon emissions.