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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 U.N. Tackles Sustainable Tourism, Sort Of

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…

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.

Voluntary Mechanisms to Mandatory Action

The $250 trillion firepower of the world's capital markets needs actionable information to decarbonize their portfolios. Regulators need to make this mandatory.
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…
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40 Local Governments Set Collective 7.9 Gigaton Climate Goal

The announcement today that over 20 regional and local governments, which together comprise 10 percent of the world’s GDP, have committed to new…

Feds Set First National Food Waste Reduction Goal

Food waste may seem like a strange issue to tackle, but uneaten food makes up 21 percent of our landfills and accounts for…
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Volkswagen Admits Almost 500,000 Vehicles Cheated Emissions Tests

Last Friday the EPA accused Volkswagen of installing “defeat devices” in four-cylinder Volkswagen and Audi automobiles from model years 2009 to 2015. The…

CSR-Friendly Tax Policy: Unlocking Value and Aligning Interests

Tax policy can enhance the social impact of business and support business at the same time, says Wayne Dunn, president of the CSR…
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California Democrats Cave In To Oil Lobby

A California Senate bill would have required a 50 percent reduction in petroleum use by 2030. Last week, California Gov. Jerry Brown and…
United Nations Nominates Next Secretary-General

Are the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals Doomed?

On Sept. 25, more than 150 world leaders will convene at the United Nations headquarters in New York City to formally adopt an…

Policy Points: Government Shutdown Would Be a Job-Killer

535 Americans returned from a month-long vacation recently, only to find they had a month to avoid something that could cost the economy…