Last Saturday, the U.S. Climate Action Center at COP23 hosted a report launch with Michael R. Bloomberg and California Governor Jerry Brown to reaffirm a commitment to aggressive climate action, with or without the American federal government.
Climate & Environment
This category is climate change in relation to sustainability and CSR and how these segments effect one another. This includes how climate change has started to cause a wide range of physical effects with serious implications for investors and businesses, and how the business sector discloses climate risks and manage them.
SPECIAL SERIES: Dreamforce 2017
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can serve as inspiration for every person, company and NGO that seeks to do their part to transform our world. During Dreamforce 2017, leaders from NGOs and the business community shared their insight on how to make these relevant for the ordinary citizen.
How do you “green” a city that doesn’t have adequate room for parks and greenspaces? If you are Stefano Boeri, Milan’s innovative thinker, you plant upwards. His Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) has become a model for how to cut CO2 and add oxygen to densely packed cities.
The impact of yearly hurricane seasons can no longer be measured solely in how much private insurers have to pay out of pocket to rebuild homes. Harvey, Irma and Maria are teaching us valuable lessons about what’s really at stake when the climate deals a blow.
SPECIAL SERIES: Dreamforce 2017
Many environmental leaders, from multiple sectors, have refused to be intimidated by the scale and complexities of climate change. The obstacles to taking on climate action are many, including communicating the risks to citizens in the first place. After all, many people understandably have a hard time wrapping their heads around this phenomenon. At Dreamforce 2017, these sustainability leaders explained the tactics by which they are cracking this nut.
The U.S. Army has been raising alarms about the impact of climate change on training and readiness, and a new report from The Lancet affirms those concerns.
SPECIAL SERIES: Not All Carbon Credits are Created Equal
Today, the expressions “carbon credit” and “carbon offset” are almost household expressions. But do most of us know what they are? We often (mistakenly) think of carbon credits as relating only to companies, and big companies at that, that are compelled either by government regulations or consumer pressure to cut their carbon emissions. Yet as … Continued
Trump can ignore the new climate change report, but it provides a powerful new weapon for business leaders to deploy in support of renewable energy.
According to a recent World Wildlife Fund report, soy, which has grown to a billion-dollar industry across multiple sectors is taking its toll on the climate.
SPECIAL SERIES: Making Agriculture "Climate Smart"
With a population estimated to hit 9.7 billion by 2050, the world’s farmers have their work cut out for them. Not only must feed a growing population, but also cope with a rapidly changing climate. And for better or worse, agriculture can have a big impact on the climate crisis, too.
150 organizations, including the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, have announced that the science suggests that oxo-degradable plastics are contributing to, not alleviating, the microplastic pollution damaging ecosystems worldwide – and they are calling for a ban on these materials.
Many upstream textile producers, like Artistic Fabric & Garment Industries in Pakistan are stepping up to reduce the impact of their business. Check out their efforts to close the loop.
London-based think tank Carbon Tracker issued a report that concludes the world’s falling demand for oil means a quarter of the world’s refining capacity may not be necessary by 2030.
WRI found that 49 countries have already reached their peak emissions totals, which represents just over one-third of the globe’s total emissions. By 2030, that number is targeted to increase to 57 countries. Is it enough to offset the worst impacts of global warming?