Later this November, government ministers, business figures and committed people from a range of environmental organizations will be meeting at the World Forum on Natural Capital in Edinburgh. The focus will be on how we value and better protect the precious and limited resources like oceans, soil, and woodlands. This is the natural capital that human enterprise depends on.
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
While it may seem that we have taken – and are taking – giant steps backwards, it is important to remember that evolution happens when the climate changes. And faced with this ‘climate change’ – people, governments and businesses are standing up and speaking up for what matters – environmentally, socially and economically. That will, ultimately be the thing that matters most from 2017. If we continue to act.
In Brazil, a proposed bill would drastically lower the country’s federal taxes on the country’s vast offshore oil reserves – undercutting much of the global competition in the oil sector while increasing climate change risks worldwide.
Nonprofit Tipping Point Community, which works to combat poverty and homelessness in the Bay Area, has realized that solutions to intractable problems like education reform, housing and support for reducing homelessness don’t just depend on public funding. They emerge from innovative research and collective dialogue with all stakeholders. We chat with Founder and CEO Daniel Lurie and Tipping Point’s T Lab Director, Stephanie Lewis about their innovative and effective approach.
When we sat down with Tetra Pak’s Global Sustainability Leader Mario Abreu, it quickly became clear that sustainability reporting begins where many things in life often begin; from the inside out.
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.
Renters in many cities, such as in San Francisco, where the average rent is approaching $5 per square foot, have had enough of sky-high housing prices. And therein arises the YIMBY (yes in my backyard) movement, which seeks streamlined housing policies so that cities can become more affordable.
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.
Sleeping Giants recruited business for its boycott campaign against Breitbart, and the fallout is hitting Republican mega-donor Robert Mercer.
Cheap solar panels from overseas have fueled the recent boom in solar installations, but U.S. solar panel manufacturers have struggled to compete. Tariffs will reward one part of the industry while hurting the other. And the decision now lies on U.S. president Trump’s desk.
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?
A recently concluded study concluded that despite advances in technology, sustainable transit is severely lacking across North America. No U.S. or Canadian city made it into this survey’s worldwide top 20 sustainable transportation systems.