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Sweden on Target to Become First Fossil Fuel-Free Nation on Earth

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven recently declared at the U.N. General Assembly that his country would become “one of the first fossil-free welfare…
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Touched by Polar Bears or Tuvalu: It’s Time to Give our Oceans a Voice

The oceans and climate are closely interconnected and any climate agreement in Paris must ensure their health.

National Carbon Commitments: Good, But Good Enough?

The UNFCCC's deadline has passed, and a preliminary vote is in: We've slashed the projected global temp for the next century, but not…

$6.2 Trillion is Not Enough: The Growth of Sustainable Investment

US$6.2 trillion is a wall of money. Today, trillions of dollars are being managed with 'sustainability inside,' based on self-reported, unverified, voluntary disclosures…

Bipartisan Carbon Tax Back From the Dead

These politicians believe a hefty corporate tax break is key to gaining bipartisan support for an aggressive carbon tax. Will it provide Republicans…

Divestment’s Impact is More Than Just Money

The divestment campaign – a grassroots movement to get public pensions, university endowments, and other large funds to remove fossil fuels companies from…
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On Climate Change, Republicans Are Not a Monolithic Voting Group

According to a new poll conducted late last month, a majority of Republicans, even those described as conservative, are open to new forms…

Mars, Inc. Makes Sustainability Roadmap of SDGs

Global business leaders set out own major action programs to cut emissions and call on negotiators to match them as 6 million companies…
Efficient cooking stoves improve indoor air quality and reduce respiratory diseases.  Image credit: South Pole Group

17 Goals to Rule Them All: How the SDGs Can Benefit Organizations

Ultimately, the SDGs will affect organizations and institutions of all shapes and sizes, from the European Union to municipalities and corporations, and engagement…

3p Weekend: 6 Things We Learned at Climate Week NYC

Can't be in New York in person? Live vicariously through us with these six things we learned so far during Climate Week NYC.

What Happens in Paris Won’t Stay in Paris: A Guide to the Upcoming Climate Negotiations

This December, delegates from both developed and developing countries will gather in Paris for what promises — one way or another — to…

The AP Bans Use of Climate Change Denier and Skeptic

The Stylebook now states that the AP will “avoid the use of 'skeptics' or 'deniers'" in regards to global warming and will instead…

Zero to 100: Companies Double-Down on Climate Action

Adding to the growing momentum at Climate Week, five global companies pledged to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. It's a goal they…
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Hillary Clinton Drops One Shoe On Keystone XL, White House Drops Another

It's toast: Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton clarified her opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline this week, and the White House backed her up.
Solar panels cover the roof of a Walmart store in Covina, California. The big-box retailer is one of nine companies to

Fortune 500 Companies Pledge to Go 100 Percent Renewable

Underscoring the buy-in of the business community on climate action is a bold commitment from a group of top Fortune 500 companies: to…