According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the solution for the Volkswagen scandal is simple: random emissions testing on cars when they are on the road, not in an auto service center’s garage.
Category: Policy & Government
Many of us have heard about public-private partnerships and other multi-stakeholder initiatives. But what if we looked at a new type of partnership- between large organizations and a generation of grassroots change-makers looking to make a difference?
Mark Zuckerberg promised that Facebook will help the UN bring internet connectivity to Syrian refugee camps throughout the Middle East during the General Assembly meeting in New York.
If Nova Scotia’s Mi’kaq First Nations are successful in their petition to the Canadian government, the island of Cape Breton will be a new home for Syrian refugees. And if the Israeli company SodaStream gets its way, it will be able to provide jobs for 1,000 refugees – in Israel. A variety of companies and communities are stepping up to help the burgeoning flow of refugees – in some cases, to the consternation of their governments. Is this the new humanitarian movement, or just a gentle encouragement for governments to help? Either way, they are committed to making a difference in Syria’s humanitarian crisis.
The 193 members of the United Nations adopted the sustainable development goals. We spoke with UN special advisor Amina J Mohammed to better understand the thinking behind the new goals.
What’s not to love about fresh fruit and veg? The preserved-food industry lobby is pouring money into campaigns to feed children less-than-fresh foods.
This December, delegates from both developed and developing countries will gather in Paris for what promises — one way or another — to be the most historic set of climate negotiations the world has ever seen. The stakes could not be higher, yet these negotiations are likely to be much more successful than any prior attempt.
The U.N.’s proposed Sustainable Development Goals address sustainable tourism with three targets, for the first time. But, not everyone agrees on the path the new objectives point to, or if it’s even clear.
Adding to the growing momentum at Climate Week, five global companies pledged to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. It’s a goal they call bold but necessary if we are to limit temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius.
The $250 trillion firepower of the world’s capital markets needs actionable information to decarbonize their portfolios. Regulators need to make this mandatory.
After the FAO Livestock’s Long Shadow report was released in 2006, the dairy industry found itself at ground-zero for criticism as a major sector contributor to climate change. Less than a decade later, thanks to the efforts of the Global Dairy Agenda for Action, the sector is poised to be a leader in sustainability. How did this happen, and where are the other livestock groups?
Underscoring the buy-in of the business community on climate action is a bold commitment from a group of top Fortune 500 companies: to meet 100 percent of their electricity needs using renewable sources.
The upcoming United Nations climate negotiations are shaping up to be the biggest, potentially most historic gathering of global climate and environment leaders in human history.
Scientists are suggesting the Arctic should have renewed focus for another reason: climate change, accelerated by the melting of permafrost and resulting greenhouse gas emissions, could cost the global economy, in the long run, as much as $43 trillion.