Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
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.
SPECIAL SERIES: Education in the 21st Century
The call to action of the Sustainable Development Goals reaches every level of the educational system, as schools around the world teach lessons related to sustainable development and otherwise incorporate sustainable development into learning.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last week that he would contribute $64 million to the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal program in order to push for the expansion of renewables such as solar and wind power.
As cities scramble to attract Amazon, in the hopes of attracting as many 50,000 high-paying jobs, they need to be reminded of the company’s impact in Seattle, where housing prices are soaring and homelessness is increasing.
A real assets investment company, a cattle ranch, and a community-development bank all share the dream of turning western forests into carbon sinks and riding the whole thing to the bank.
Lemonade, the online home and renters’ insurance company, has announced a change to its coverage plans. At a time when more brands are taking stands, the New York-based company’s decision appears to be far from popular with its announcement that it would cap reimbursement for the damage or theft of any firearms to $2,500.