Garment factories in Myanmar, the Asian country formerly and perhaps better known as Burma, aren’t happy with the government’s proposal to institute the country’s first minimum wage — a measly $3.25 per day, equating to just 40 cents an hour.
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
A recent survey shows that nearly 8 in 10 Alabamians want utilities to use more solar; even more oppose fees that keep it from expanding.
House Speaker John Boehner – leader of the least productive Congress in American history, one which has done little, if anything, to assist the Western United States and its historic drought — has decided to blame President Barack Obama and environmentalists for causing said drought.
“This on-demand or so called ‘gig’ economy is creating exciting opportunities and unleashing innovation, but it’s also raising hard questions about workplace protections and what a good job will look like in the future,” Clinton explained at a recent speech in New York. 3p correspondent Raz Godelnik outlines some positive directions the sharing economy could take to move away from ‘Uberization.’
Nick Offerman and Funny or Die joined forces to create a parody on unhealthy cafeteria lunches to raise awareness for the American Heart Association. Can humor bring attention to this important issue?
When the multi-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative was established, organizations like the Institute for Energy Research and the Heritage Foundation argued against any type of carbon tax or cap-and-trade program, saying that they would “inflict high costs on families.” What has actually taken place differs widely from these dire predictions.
Taking place now in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the third International Conference on Financing Development has received relatively little attention — despite its importance in terms of creating a global funding structure for sustainable development efforts. The benefits of a solid sustainability reporting structure took center stage at the event. Teresa Fogelberg, Deputy Chief Executive for the Global Reporting Initiative, brings you the details.
The Obama administration recently announced actions to make vulnerable communities more resilient to the impacts of climate change. The actions include over $25 million in private and public investments.
On Ecological Deficit Day, 3p hosted Earth Economics & Global Footprint Network for a Twitter Chat about the “State of the States” at #USAfootprint.
The private phone business going on in American prisons leaves family members and friends of the incarcerated emptying their pockets for just minutes of conversation. In some states, like Pennsylvania, a 15-minute call to certain prisons can cost an upward of $12 — it would be around 60 cents for a similar non-prison call.
Last week in Geneva, a United Nations working group held its first week-long session to debate the parameters of a potential binding treaty concerning corporate human rights abuses.
New, multi-stakeholder efforts aim to develop innovative solutions that help build resilience to climate change for the world’s most vulnerable populations.
President Obama, aiming to increase jobs and financial security for middle-class workers, proposed raising the overtime threshold to cover 5 million more Americans.