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RELEASE: New Report Finds National Governments Can Unlock Nearly $24 Trillion by Investing in Zero-Carbon Cities 19.9.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: New Report Finds National Governments Can Unlock Nearly $24 Trillion by Investing in Zero-Carbon Cities Low-carbon measures in cities could reduce urban emissions by nearly 90% and support 87 million jobs annually by 2030 National governments must prioritise zero-carbon cities today in order to secure economic prosperity and high living standards tomorrow NEW YORK (September 19, 2019)— A new report from the Coalition for Urban Transitions, supported by 50 leading institutions,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Airbnb pledges $25 million to support affordable housing and small business 18.9.2019 L.A. Times - Technology News

Amid California's housing crisis, Airbnb pledges $25 million to support affordable housing and small business in the San Francisco Bay Area, L.A. County.

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China is Investing $13 Trillion in Construction. Will It Pursue Zero Carbon Buildings? 17.9.2019 THE CITY FIX
China is in the midst of a construction mega-boom. The country has the largest buildings market in the world, making up 20% oconstruction investment$13 trillion on buildings by 2030 This unprecedented level of construction has tremendous implications ‒ not just ...
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China Is Investing $13 Trillion in Construction. Will It Pursue Zero Carbon Buildings? 17.9.2019 WRI Stories
China Is Investing $13 Trillion in Construction. Will It Pursue Zero Carbon Buildings? Comments|Add Comment|PrintGuangzhou’s Pearl River Tower, the first zero carbon building in China. Photo by Brad Wilkins/Creative Commons. */ China is in the midst of a construction mega-boom. The country has the largest buildings market in the world, making up 20% of all construction investment globally. And it’s only set to grow: China is expected to spend nearly $13 trillion on buildings by 2030. This... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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For Rural Communities, Protecting Land Is a Better Investment than Deforestation 16.9.2019 WRI Stories
For Rural Communities, Protecting Land Is a Better Investment than Deforestation Comments|Add Comment|PrintIn India, legal recognition of forest communities' land rights has enabled villages to invest in sustainable, more productive land management. Photo by Panos Pictures/Food and Land Use Coalition. In India's Narmada District — a verdant landscape of rivers, forests and fields — villages received formal, legal recognition of their land and resource rights in 2009. This took place after a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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4 Things to Know About the Global Adaptation Challenge 11.9.2019 WRI Stories
4 Things to Know About the Global Adaptation Challenge Comments|Add Comment|PrintCyclone Idai response in Mozambique. Photo by Denis Onyodi/IFRC-DRK-Climate Centre Throughout history, people have shown remarkable ingenuity and resilience in the face of extraordinary challenges—recovering post-war, eradicating disease, fighting against inequality and oppression. Today, the Global Commission on Adaptation is calling for that spirit and determination to respond to the extraordinary challenge of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Color coordinating: How urban green infrastructure can build resilience 10.9.2019 GreenBiz.com
We need to promote natural “green” infrastructure such as forests, wetlands, and urban green spaces that can reduce risks from natural disasters.
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Global Leaders Call for Urgent Action on Climate Adaptation 10.9.2019 WRI Stories
Global Leaders Call for Urgent Action on Climate Adaptation September 10, 2019 — The Global Commission on Adaptation released its flagship report today, as the Commissioners called on world leaders to accelerate climate adaptation. The report is being released with events in 10 location around the world, from the Marshall Islands and Fiji to Beijing, New Delhi, Geneva, Ottawa, Washington DC and Mexico City. Read the report press release and the full report. Following are statements by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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How an impact investment firm co-founder sees the future of capitalism 9.9.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
A Q&A with Caprock's Matthew Weatherly-White on the social responsibilities and visibilities of the private sector.
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It’s National 401(k) Day. Is your firm’s plan aligned with its sustainability goals? 6.9.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Retirement plans, like retirement itself, ain't what they used to be.
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Troubled companies made him billions. A prison phone investment made him enemies 5.9.2019 LA Times: Business

Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores became one of L.A.'s richest men snatching up imperiled companies and offloading them for profit. A prison phone operator, though, has brought him only problems.

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How China's 'Belt & Road' initiative could make or break the Paris Agreement 5.9.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
China is eyeing $12 trillion investment across 126 developing countries by 2030, but will the resulting infrastructure be low carbon?
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Climate Change Town Halls: Here's Where the 2020 Candidates Stand 5.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Here's a handy summary of what we know so far about each candidate's plan.
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How to raise $10 million as a sustainable business 4.9.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Persistence, personalization and really good follow-up enabled a former Peace Corps volunteer to play in the start-up big leagues.
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Letters to the Editor: 'No more jails' in L.A.? It's not only realistic, but also necessary 3.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors' vision to replace centralized jails with community-based treatment deserves support.

Big Oil venture funds target green investments 2.9.2019 LA Times: Business

Oil companies are backing the next wave of green energy startups.

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Finance for Urban Climate Action Remains Low. How Can Cities Bridge the Gap? 30.8.2019 THE CITY FIX
Due to historic levels of urbanization, cities have become focal points for creating a more sustainable world. Cities currently account for 80% of global GDP, 70% of emissions, and two-thirds of total energy consumption. The urgent need for climate action ...
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Editorial: Jerry Brown killed redevelopment in California. Gavin Newsom should bring it back to life 30.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

With the demise of redevelopment in California cities lost a powerful tool and a huge pot of money to build affordable housing.

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Apparel industry fashions sustainability roles; insurers look to cut risk with new chiefs 27.8.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
From new ventures from sustainability stalwarts to tech executives in energy management, it's an interesting time of the year for the sustainability field.
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ESG performance also matters for pre-IPO companies 26.8.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Newly public companies, from Uber to Beyond Meat, are facing extra scrutiny on sustainability issues. Pre-IPO companies should pay attention.
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