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Category: Climate Change :: Climate Policy
Last updated: Aug 31 2020 15:35 IST RSS 2.0
 
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In the next round of stimulus aid, corporate America needs to stand up for climate science 31.8.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
In the next round of stimulus aid, corporate America needs to stand up for climate science Mindy S. Lubber Mon, 08/31/2020 - 00:45 With Congress gearing up for another trillion-dollar round of economic relief that will set the strategic direction of the U.S. economy for years to come, it’s time for corporate America to stand up and be clear about the economy it wants and needs to prosper.  That means getting serious about advocating for a recovery plan that helps us build back better from the current pandemic, while tackling another global systemic threat: climate change.  The climate crisis is worsening, and it is playing out in real time as we grapple with COVID-19. Despite the temporary decline in greenhouse gas emissions, carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere hit an all-time high in May. Triple-digit temperatures in June in the Arctic Circle led to another warmest month on record, tying with June 2019. The dry spring and hot summer has unleashed more raging fires in California this month, while ...
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How a Blue New Deal charts a course for a sustainable sea change 20.7.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
How a Blue New Deal charts a course for a sustainable sea change Joel Makower Mon, 07/20/2020 - 02:11 Last week, a group of activists, scientists, academics and others issued a report calling for policies and other initiatives to generate prosperity while addressing inequity and the climate crisis. They called it the Blue New Deal. Its focus: an ocean-based blue economy . The problem, these experts said, is that the much-ballyhooed Green New Deal doesn’t adequately address the many environmental and social challenges that lie along the world’s shorelines and into the deep blue: industrial overfishing; coastal flooding; declining biodiversity; plastic waste; irresponsible tourism; unsustainable aquaculture; oil and chemical pollution; invasive species; and a range of other issues, many affecting the lives and livelihoods of coastal communities. Yes, provisions in the Green New Deal address fisheries and fishing communities, but that’s only a drop in the ocean, say blue-economy experts. The Ocean Climate ...
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Trump admin erodes landmark law protecting communities and the environment 17.7.2020 High Country News Most Recent
New National Environmental Policy Act rules limit public input and allow federal agencies to ignore climate impacts of infrastructure projects.
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A CFO’s take on climate and risk management 13.7.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
A CFO’s take on climate and risk management Vincent Manier Mon, 07/13/2020 - 01:00 Just a couple of months into 2020, the world was amid significant discussion about the core purpose of businesses, led by BlackRock CEO Larry Fink calling for corporate America to take control of its carbon footprint and major companies, including Microsoft and Delta , making ambitious zero-carbon pledges. When COVID-19 arrived, we saw the impact that global crises have overnight, teaching the corporate sphere valuable lessons about risk mitigation. Economic estimates predict that the pandemic will decrease global GDP by 3 percent in 2020, and at our current pace, climate change is estimated to decrease the global GDP by anywhere from 2.5 percent to 7.5 percent by 2050 . While climate risk remains an often overlooked or undervalued factor in risk management programs, there is an urgent need to integrate resiliency into core business strategy if businesses want to continue to thrive — or even remain operational. There is an ...
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How COVID-19 can shape the response to climate change 13.5.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
How COVID-19 can shape the response to climate change Terry F. Yosie Wed, 05/13/2020 - 02:31 Part Two of a four-part series. Part One can be found here . As the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to unfold, insights are emerging on how to repurpose what's been learned for the benefit of climate change mitigation. To date, most of the focus on the pandemic-environment nexus has been short-term. A number of environmental activists, for example, have recommended that temporarily reduced air pollution levels be made permanent through regulatory controls. Conversely, the Trump administration has used the pandemic as an argument to issue an open-ended suspension of the enforcement of environmental laws. These examples reflect the battle lines being drawn for an even larger conflict that is emerging over climate change policy.  Three key facts Three key facts highlight the growing stakes in play for climate change decision making. First, many parallels exist between arguments that deny the existence ...
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5 ways we can innovate to solve two crises at once 30.4.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
It would be devastating if the COVID-19 crisis killed off climate tech startups. We only have a few months to get it right.
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The US needs a Green New Deal for farmland 22.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Right now is the time to ensure farmland is conserved and that farmers have opportunities to combat climate change — and to right the wrongs of an unjust history.
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Is carbon sequestration on farms actually working to fight climate change? 16.4.2020 GreenBiz.com
There's an emerging market to pay farmers to store more carbon in the soil by using improved agricultural practices. But some scientists are questioning whether these efforts will actually help slow global warming.
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Orchestrating the energy transition: Tuning into buildings 2.4.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
For the sector to play its part means adopting aggressive energy efficiency, zero-carbon and grid-interactive strategies, especially for existing structures.
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Asia's central banks must rise to the challenge of climate change 30.3.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Most central banks in Asia already believe they should help to promote green bonds and other low-carbon initiatives.
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How climate progress can move ahead as COVID-19 halts crucial conferences 27.3.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
"We must find other avenues for progress."
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What it takes to be a corporate climate leader 20.3.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Making sustainability core to business strategy and aligning corporate sustainability and government relations teams helps companies deal with short-term crises such as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
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‘This system cannot be sustained’ 10.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
This year, tribal nations enter negotiations over Colorado River water.
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Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac: 'Every day is a chance that will not come again' 7.3.2020 GreenBiz.com
As the U.N. negotiators behind the Paris Agreement, Figueres and Rivett-Carnac have done a lot of work together. We caught up with them about their latest collaboration, a book called "The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis."
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25 badass women shaking up the climate movement in 2020 6.3.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
In honor of International Women's Day, we recognize courageous executives, investor advocates and policy visionaries who are role models for any gender.
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How innovator Bill Gross’s solar breakthrough could decarbonize heavy industry 4.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The renowned entrepreneur and investor discusses the evolution of Heliogen and his new concept for capturing carbon.
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Leading states have designed new ways to help utilities fight climate change 27.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
An inside look at innovations afoot to manage energy demand in at least 13 states.
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Inside Bill Weihl’s quest to give employees and job seekers a 'ClimateVoice' 24.2.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
A new initiative aims to press companies to have a strong and active voice on climate policy in the United States. Your company and its campus recruiters just may be a target.
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Kellogg's bows to pressure on palm oil, deforestation 24.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
The activism was inspired by a petition created by two pre-teen sisters.
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Finding a natural sense of urgency to act 21.2.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
In solving the climate crisis, we must find a way to survive by mimicking nature: changing quickly while establishing firm roots for long-term survival.
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