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BlackRock Preaches Long-Termism, But Some Critics Aren’t Buying the Sermon

BlackRock and its founder and CEO, Laurence D. Fink, made waves earlier this week when he said in an open letter that it…

NYC’s Decision Opens the Door to More Fossil Fuel Divestment Worldwide

New York City has embarked on a two-part plan to divest its municipal pension plans from fossil fuels. But in a massive equities…

Climate Change Could Triple Number of Refugees Fleeing to Europe by 2100

Another recent study of refugees arrived at a dire conclusion: by the end of the century, the number of asylum seekers to Europe…

2017: The Environment is King, Say Shareholders and Litigants

2017 was the year for environmental campaigns. The world saw an upsurge in rallies, investigative research and legal strategies all aimed at combating…

China Launches World’s Largest Carbon Market

China’s new carbon market, announced earlier this month, is expected to manage over 3 billion tons of carbon, which would make it at…

American Petroleum Institute Launches Voluntary Carbon Reduction Program

With the BLM methane rule delayed, will the fossil fuel industry actually regulate itself?

Allcot Says It Can Fill in the Gaps in Companies’ Climate Action Plans

International tourism's carbon footprint will increase dramatically over the next decade, but this company believes it can assist the travel sector, and businesses…

Oil Company Subsidies in Brazil a Huge Setback for Climate Action

In Brazil, a proposed bill would drastically lower the country's federal taxes on the country’s vast offshore oil reserves - undercutting much of…

In the Face of Climate Change: The Challenges of Sustainability Leadership

Many environmental leaders, from multiple sectors, have refused to be intimidated by the scale and complexities of climate change. The obstacles to taking…

WRI: Almost 50 Countries Have Reached Peak Emissions

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…

Businesses and Local Governments Aggressively Leading on Climate Action

According to a report jointly issued by The Climate Group and the New Climate Institute, climate action is making encouraging progress across the…

300 Global Companies Commit to Science-Based Climate Targets Ahead of Climate Week NYC

At least 300 companies are now aligned with the Science Based Targets initiative, which provides a framework to help companies stay competitive while…

Florida’s Leadership, Media Fall Short on Sea Level Rise

In the aftermath of Harvey and Irma, critics have pointed out that Florida's leadership has done little to prepare the state for climate…

Vanguard Urging Companies to Inform Investors about Climate Change Risks

In a step that will embolden more financial institutions to demand more environmental and social disclosures from companies, Vanguard announced it will urge…

Paris Accord U.S. Commitment Still Alive

Two outspoken supporters of the Paris Accord, California Governor Jerry Brown and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, announced last week that…