Climate Change

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News and analysis of the impact of climate change on governments and businesses.

De Beers Says Carbon-Neutral Mines Possible by 2022

Diamond giant De Beers says it is developing a technology with the potential to make some of its mines carbon neutral in as…

Businesspeople Stand Up, Speak Out For Clean Energy, Climate Policies

Scientists in lab coats strolled side-by-side with schoolkids from the Bronx and Lorax-lovers carrying Dr. Seussian-like Truffula trees. But also among the 200,000…

GOP Climate Strategy: If You Can’t Beat It, Shield It

Large-scale geo-engineering projects are now underway. Will the technologies offer a cheaper, more immediate approach to combat global warming? Or will they undermine…

Ceres Conference 2017: Business Leaders Prove Sustainability is The Bottom Line

According to a study published last week by Ceres, WWF, CDP and Calvert Investments, Fortune 500 companies saved nearly $3.7 billion through their…

How Companies Can Support Sustainable Development

How can companies make serious changes to tackle their own environmental footprints? And how can they look beyond their own four walls to…

Report: Almost Half of Fortune 500s Set Climate Change, Clean Energy Targets

These findings and more comprise a joint report from the World Wildlife Fund, Calvert Investments, CDP and Ceres.

$4.5 Trillion in Global Assets Still Exposed to Climate Change Risks

Today, more investment funds and managers consider climate change when evaluating their long-term financial viability. But at least $4.5 trillion in assets worldwide…

Will Sea-Level Rise Kill Coastal Florida’s Housing Market?

Coastal Florida's housing market could collapse even before sea-level rise becomes a huge problem. Threats to drinking water supplies and insurance companies' refusal…

Are We In or Out? Trump Softens on Paris Climate Accord

After a tense G-7 meeting last week, and word from some unlikely business leaders, President Donald Trump may be realizing the Paris climate…

Carbon Tax Proposal Gains Steam in Vermont

Vermont state legislators have introduced several carbon tax proposals they say will stimulate the economy while giving a much-needed overhaul of the state's…

California Legislature Tries to Extend Life of Cap-and-Trade Program

Despite a recent court ruling in its favor, California's cap-and-trade program faces uncertainty -- but legislators are gearing up to extend its lifespan…

Brazil Backpedals on Stringent Forest Protections

According to Greenpeace’s chapter in Brazil, two more bills have been introduced that follow other congressional measures seeking to reduce or cancel forest…

‘Father of Climate Change’ Sides with GOP On Carbon Tax

The "father" of climate science, James Hansen, recently embraced a proposal by GOP elders to implement a revenue-neutral carbon tax that would pay…

2020 Can Be the Turning Point Year For Climate Action

On April 10, Christina Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), convened a meeting in London…

Looking Ahead: 8 Characteristics of Bold Sustainability Leadership

In a year underlined by uncertainty, there has never been a more crucial time to start mapping your sustainability strategy – one that…