Former Obama aide and social enterprise guru Van Jones has a few messages for Democrats about the upcoming presidential election: don’t sit on your laurels and assume Hillary Clinton will trounce Donald Trump. Mobilize now. “There needs to be a cultural fight,” says Jones, who says Trump’s win will actually come from black voters. “There needs to be a spiritual fight. There needs to be mass mobilizations,” against Trump. Because based on his current strategy, he stands to win the White House in November.
Policy & Government
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In the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, the Obama administration announced new steps to fight tax evasion, money laundering, opaque corporate registers and corruption in the financial services sector. Yet at the same time, the U.S. is one of the biggest offshore business havens on Earth.
The best kept secret in America is that clean tech is a mega job-creator. Clean tech not only accounts for a large number of jobs. Importantly, it also creates local jobs. These are jobs that every state and city can have.
A Delaware judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against three major U.S. retailers by the family of a garment worker who died in the Rana Plaza factory collapse and an inspector who was amongst the 2,500 injured in the disaster.
According to a survey conducted by Transparency International, 1 in 3 citizens in the Middle East and North Africa reported paying at least one bribe in the past year.
What will it take to make the Paris Agreement legally binding? Eliza Northrop, an international environmental lawyer focused on the design and implementation of the Paris Agreement, shares her predictions.
This quest to redefine urbanization, and to build and redesign ‘smart cities,’ may already be over. It is clear megacities — 40 or so giant urban centers — will run the world within a decade. But can they be sustained?
San Francisco’s Department of Public Health released an interactive map to showcase the potential effects that climate change could have on its residents.
Approximately 17 percent of Americans live in a non-metropolitan, or rural, areas. Compared to their urban counterparts, residents of rural areas are older and sicker. Rural residents who live past middle age are more likely to suffer from heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, stroke, and diabetes than their urban counterparts. But new service offerings are working to close the gap.
Starting in 2019 the state’s three investor owned utilities will launch Time Of Use (TOU) pricing for residential consumers. Will residential customers respond by buying smart and cleaner technologies to access lower prices? Or will they vote in revolt?
The Asset Owners Disclosure Project, the mission of which is to shield the owners of assets such as securities, stocks and bonds from climate change risks, recently released its Global Climate 500 index. And for those who believe climate change poses risks to investors’ portfolios, the results are not pretty.
A sustainable economy will depend on business policies that will advance change on a societal level. Here are three important policies that can do that.
For decades, water scarcity was fiercely debated; today, we recognize it as an unfortunate and permanent reality. Advancing policy, technology and collaboration are the only ways to build a more sustainable and secure water future.
Residence behind bars can’t stop Ammon Bundy. From his cell, he continues to advocate for decontrol of federal lands and promote the Koch brothers’ “states rights” lobbying network.