Short-lived climate pollutants, such as black carbon, ozone, methane and hydrofluorocarbons, have relatively short lifetimes in the atmosphere — which means they are crucial in the fight to slow global warming. They also happen to be straightforward emissions to target.
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.
Our modern-day Edisons have done their jobs. We are at a tipping point where technological innovations that have been in development for many years can now provide us with all the energy we need at ever decreasing costs.
Greenpeace is calling on Samsung to be more transparent as to how it will process recalled Note 7 smartphones, which gained notoriety after several reportedly exploded. This e-waste catastrophe is a chance at leadership.
2This year marks the centennial celebration of what some have called “America’s greatest idea” — the National Parks system. As the country looks back at 100 years of National Parks and the successes and complexities that have come with them, it’s also a chance to look forward to the future. Here are some possibilities for the next century of conservation.
James Donovan, CEO of impact investing firm ADEC Innovations, makes the business case for strong corporate action around climate change and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.
The USDA will offer up to $25 million in grants to develop more tech-driven applications that can help farmers use resources more efficiently and sustainably.
“In my view, the issue of long-term dynamics here continues to play in favor of the U.S. staying deeply engaged,” Dr. Jonathan Pershing, the U.S. State Department’s special envoy to COP22, said on Thursday.
After warming up to the health perks of cycling to work, freelance writer Daphne Standford decided to explore other ways in which bikes can benefit our economy and quality of life.
A study published last week in the journal Nature suggests this upcoming winter could have a dramatic impact across the world’s northern regions. While gas bills will rise, increasing organizations’ global warming impact, there are business opportunities to be had as well.
Climate action is no longer about philanthropy or social responsibility; it is good business sense, company executives said at the BSR conference in New York this week.
One startup, Aqua Metals, claims it has developed a lead-acid battery recycling process that could be a game changer and reduce this industry’s environmental impact — if it can scale.
Electric cars are billed as an environmentally-friendly alternative to our ordinary methods of transportation. But their impact depends heavily on where you do the charging.
UNESCO is partnering with several organizations, including Habitat for Humanity Indonesia and Asia Pulp and Paper, on a project that aims to improve the quality and safety of drinking water in this Southeast Asian country of 250 million people.
SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainable Innovation: The Patience to Get it Right
NASA’s manned space flight missions to the moon grabbed attention and glory for the agency in the ’60s, but Earthrise was the seed that germinated NASA’s most important mission: looking back on ourselves.