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.

This installation outside the COP21 proceedings at Le Bourget displays the flags of all 195 countries participating in the conference.

Oxfam: Developing Countries at Risk of Being ‘Squeezed Out’ of Paris Negotiations

On Tuesday morning in Paris, Oxfam Australia’s executive director, Helen Szok, issued the following statement about the ongoing COP21 negotiations: “Developing countries are at risk of being squeezed out of critical negotiations as the pace of talks intensifies. The small delegations of the poorest countries are being stretched, and it is vital that ministers ensure their voices are heard on critical issues like climate funding as the deadline for the Paris deal looms.” TriplePundit sat down with Heather Coleman, who manages Oxfam America’s climate policy work, to find out more.

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Building a Case for National Water Management: Let There Be Water

Israel’s arduous journey to water independence is a fascinating story full of gutsy characters, big dreamers and amazing accomplishments. But for today’s global challenges, it’s more than a good read, as author Seth Siegel explains in his book, “Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution to a Water-Starved World.”

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A Change of Tides for Sustainability

Held yesterday at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the World Climate Summit and the subsequent award ceremony held by Sustainia offered a fascinating counterpoint to the official COP21 negotiations. The event offered one overarching insight: We are now hitting the change of tides in sustainability. But just as the amplitude of tides and their timing are a function of multiple factors — including the alignment of the Sun and Moon, deep ocean tide patterns and the shape of the coastline — four ultimately variables will co-determine how the current change of tides in sustainability will play out. They are discussed in the blog post.

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From Paris, a Big Kiss to Nixon and (Anthony) Kennedy

What do former U.S. President Richard Nixon and Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy have to do with COP21? Eban Goodstein, director of the MBA in Sustainability and the Center for Environmental Policy at Bard College, explains.

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Alberta Declares Ambitious Climate Plan in Time for Paris

The election of the New Democratic Party’s candidate, Rachel Notley, in Alberta, Canada, was declared by BBC News to be a “political earthquake. Not wasting any time, she unveiled a new climate action plan at the end of November, just days before the Paris climate summit.

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DuPont Commits $10 Billion to Food Security Research

DuPont says it will invest a startling $10 billion in food security research and development, create 4,000 new products, and facilitate “2 million engagements with young people around the world to foster sustainable food and agriculture knowledge.”

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Why Toilet-to-Tap is the Future of Water

The future of water in California, the United States and really the world is in toilet-to-tap, otherwise known as water recycling. Yes, as in all that shower, sink and toilet water.

This scaled-down Eiffel Tower art installation greets event-goers at the start of the 'Champs-Élysées' at COP21 at Le Bourget in Paris.

Tackling Our Urbanized Future: Solutions from COP21

The building and construction industry has the potential to avoid about 3.2 gigatons of CO2 equivalent by 2050 through mainstreaming already existing technologies, experts said during a media briefing on Thursday for the Lima-Paris Action Agenda’s Focus on Buildings.

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3p Weekend: Everything You Need to Know About COP21

If you haven’t already heard, the 21st Session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) kicked off this week in Paris — and the TriplePundit team is on the ground taking in all the action. Did you catch all the big news? Spend a few minutes this afternoon to make sure.

Over a third of tropical forests and counting are under some form of indigenous or community control, and these forests sequester a massive amount of carbon. Sustainable management will help keep it out of the atmosphere.

Dispatch from Paris: Forest Communities are Key to Fighting Climate Change

COP21 may produce an agreement on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). But for REDD to work and save forests, we must help empower people and communities living in and around them to manage them sustainably. Community forestry could be the single greatest untapped resource for closing the “emissions gap” between the agreements made in Paris and what’s required to hold global warming to 2 degrees Celsius.

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Breaking Through the Complexity: Transparency and COP21

Let’s be real for a second. United Nations negotiations are complex. Transparency is key to an agreement that not only makes sense, but one to which we can hold governments — and companies — accountable.