Climate Change

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

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Crowdsourcing Global Climate Action: POC21

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…
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Is There a Shell Game Occurring on Renewable Energy?

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…
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Yes, We Can! … Link Weird Weather to Climate Change (Finally)

Scientists are slowly becoming more confident in connecting weird weather events around the world to climate change. Now we need to spread this…
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Heartland to Present Climate Denial Awards

Is there anything about the Koch Brothers’ Heartland Institute that isn’t disingenuous? This week the group announced its 2015 Climate Change Award winners,…
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Ikea Pledges $1.1 Billion for Climate Change Action

There are no missing screws about the Ikea's commitments to renewable energy, from wind power investments to solar panels atop its stores —…
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Norway’s Huge Coal Divestment: From Climate Hero to Greenwash and Back Again

Norway's huge coal divestment announcement attracted accolades, but a look behind the statistics shows a careful balance between progress and greenwash.
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Ceres and BlackRock Launch Guide on CSR Engagement

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, teamed up with Ceres to issue a guide for institutional investors seeking engagement on sustainability and corporate…
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Money and Climate Change: Can We Foot the Bill?

If we are serious about zeroing our carbon footprint we need to at least quadruple the pace of investment in renewable energy. How…
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Why Sri Lanka’s Historic Mangroves Move Matters

Huge news for the environment: Sri Lanka's new government just took the unprecedented, historic step to protect all of its mangroves. The move…
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Osama bin Laden: Environmental Activist?

In an undated letter addressed to “My Islamic Nation,” released by the U.S. last week, bin Laden said not taming the climate could…
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Memorial Day Flooding: A Grim Reminder of Environmental Risks

Memorial Day flooding across central Texas and Oklahoma underscores the importance of climate adaptation.
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French Insurer Axa Divesting From Dirty Coal

The divestment movement just gained a big victory. The French insurer, Axa, one of the largest insurance companies on the planet, announced that…
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Why Climate Change is a Business and Human Rights Issue

This is a key year for climate action by both governments and companies. In the lead-up to the much-anticipated Paris climate talks, states…
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Obama Calls Climate Change ‘Immediate Threat’

Speaking to this year’s graduating class of the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, President Barack Obama called climate change “a serious…
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Arctic Drilling Decision: Shell’s Chutzpah, Protesters’ Angst

The decision to give Shell Oil the go-ahead to drill in the Arctic “shows why we may never win the fight against climate…