Pope Francis has been a trailblazer in many ways. Now he has rocked the world yet again, weighing in with a papal encyclical on the question of climate change. Mother Jones obtained a leaked copy.
Category: Policy & Government
Climate negotiations are boring, involve mostly bureaucrats, and often ignore or forget about important, on-the-ground issues. Organizers of the POC21 innovation camp aim to change that by prototyping open-source change and involving the greater community ahead of the Paris Climate Talks.
California Gov. Jerry Brown recently issued a 25 percent water-use reduction mandate. One group that’s not concerned: corporate property owners. Many corporations and commercial property investors are already leaders in water conservation measures for office, industrial and other commercial facilities. However, if the rules become even stricter, conserving even more water could present a challenge.
Speaking this month at an OPEC’s 167th meeting in Vienna, Shell’s Ben van Beurden said traditional energy sources should integrate and work together with clean technologies to provide sustainable and economically-sensible power for the future.
The EPA intends to update the Clean Air Act, which was first introduced in 1963, to include jurisdiction limiting the emissions from airplane engines.
Puerto Rico’s debt is now well above $70 billion, which is roughly 70 percent of the island’s GDP. That is not an insignificant amount of debt. Put yourself in the shoes of the Puerto Rican government. How would you pay that off?
Traditionally, for-profit corporations have one mandate — to maximize shareholder value. Several jurisdictions in the United States have recognized the market for a new type of for-profit corporation, the benefit corporation, which has a triple bottom line: profit, people, and the planet. It’s time for Canada to do the same, these two lawyers argue.
Any employee benefit, whether it’s paid time off to deal with an illness or following childbirth, equal pay, or childcare, ultimately results in the same thing: happier, more productive employees.
The EPA’s five-year project analyzed the impact of hydraulic fracturing on the water supply for human consumption. The study was mostly a compilation of data drawn from different scientific databases — more than 950 sources in all.
With the 2016 election approaching, spending records are poised to be shattered once again by the prospective Democratic and Republican nominees. A recent poll issued by the New York Times found that Americans of both major parties agree that measures should be taken to restrict the influence of wealthy donors in such important races.
Results in realizing the U.N. Millennium Development environmental sustainability goal have been uneven and data gathering and reporting lacking in many countries, Toronto-based IISD highlights. In its last year, key MDG-7 constistuent goals and targets have by and large not been reached.
Does cause marketing actually work? New data shows Michelle Obama’s Drink Up Campaign is encouraging Americans to drink more water. Although some have tossed stones at its partners in the bottled water industry, some point to the campaign as a model for every sector, for one simple reason: It’s working.
Norway’s huge coal divestment announcement attracted accolades, but a look behind the statistics shows a careful balance between progress and greenwash.
Speaking at the BASF CreatorSpace Summit in NYC last week, futurist Alex Steffen described a compelling vision of the role that cities will necessarily play on the path to a sustainable future.