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Germany’s COVID-19 Stimulus Prioritizes Low-carbon Investments 2.7.2020 WRI Stories
Germany’s COVID-19 Stimulus Prioritizes Low-carbon Investments Comments|Add Comment|PrintGermany's new stimulus package invests heavily in EVs and public transit. Photo by Avda/Wikimedia Commons As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 crisis and its enormous economic and social impacts, Germany has pointed the way towards building back better in a way that emphasizes environmental as well as economic concerns. Its €130 billion ($146 billion) domestic stimulus is not just aimed at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Where are they now? Catch up with 30 Under 30 alumni 29.6.2020 GreenBiz.com
Where are they now? Catch up with 30 Under 30 alumni Heather Clancy Mon, 06/29/2020 - 02:30 June 22 marked the publication of the fifth annual GreenBiz 30 Under 30 , our report celebrating rising young professionals in the field of corporate sustainability.  What’s up in the worlds of the 120 alumni from past lists? We reached out this spring to check in, asking those inclined to weigh in on how current events have changed their world views. We asked them to consider two questions: With the world turned upside down, what is your focus at work? Do you think the COVID-19 crisis marks a turning point for the sustainability movement?  Following are some of their responses, lightly edited, representing perspective from all four past cohorts. We did not specifically ask the alumni to consider the broader question of systemic racism, as our outreach was completed prior to the national protests triggered by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. But look for future updates and essays on this topic, such as ...
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Europe Charts a Course for Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19 3.6.2020 THE CITY FIX
On May 27, the European Union unveiled a €750 billion ($826 billion) recovery proposal as a centerpiece of its economic response to the coronavirus crisis, while also increasing its existing budget. EU officials have said that 25% of the stimulus package will be set ...
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Europe Charts a Course for Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19 2.6.2020 WRI Stories
Europe Charts a Course for Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19 Comments|Add Comment|PrintEU Parliament, Strasbourg, France. Photo by Salim Shadid/Flickr On May 27, the European Union unveiled a €750 billion ($826 billion) recovery proposal as a centerpiece of its economic response to the coronavirus crisis, while also increasing its existing budget. EU officials have said that 25% of the stimulus package will be set aside for climate-friendly measures like building renovation, clean energy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Is sustainability undergoing a pandemic pause? 1.6.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Half of Cargill’s sustainable cocoa now traceable from farm to factory I could go on; there’s more where these came from. Still, this baker’s dozen of storylines provides a peek into what happened in the 31 days just ended, well before most cities and states have started to reopen. Another data point, albeit anecdotal: The 90 or so members of our GreenBiz Executive Network — sustainability leaders at large companies — remain firmly in their jobs. Sure, there's been some churn — both comings and goings — but that's normal. There seem to be precious few layoffs among these professionals. That could change if the downturn drags on, but so far, so good.  Five easy pieces So, why is sustainability still going strong within the private sector amid this terrifying time? Five reasons: 1. Corporate sustainability is a long-term evolution. As several of the above headlines suggest, companies are making commitments into 2025, 2030 and beyond. That means they have set the wheels in motion for long-term structural ...
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RELEASE: Over 150 global corporations urge world leaders for net-zero recovery from COVID-19 19.5.2020 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Over 150 global corporations urge world leaders for net-zero recovery from COVID-19 The following is a joint press release by the Science Based Targets initiative, the UN Global Compact, and the We Mean Business coalition Carlsberg Group, EDF, Electrolux, Enel, Iberdrola, Saint-Gobain, Schneider Electric among 155 companies urging governments to align socio-economic recovery with climate science In largest ever UN-backed CEO-led climate advocacy effort, major multinationals reaffirm... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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The future is uncertain: planning for the long term in a short-term world 29.4.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
One silver lining: corporate sustainability professionals are comfortable with complexity and change, and our modus operandi is to plan for the long term.
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Safer, More Sustainable Transport in a Post-COVID-19 World 23.4.2020 WRI Stories
Safer, More Sustainable Transport in a Post-COVID-19 World Comments|Add Comment|PrintNew York City transit workers sanitize subway cars and stations, March 6, 2020. Photo by: MTAPhotos/Flickr The COVID-19 crisis has shown that effective public transport is vital to keeping cities running. By serving essential workers in health care, emergency services, food services, and other sectors, public transport has become a service not just for some people but for all urban residents. But coronavirus... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Clean energy can be a 'huge job creator' as economy recovers, Tom Steyer says 22.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Gov. Gavin Newsom tapped Steyer to help craft California'e economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He discusses some of his task force's goals.

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Can a #GreenStimulus lead us from breakdown to breakthrough? 9.4.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
I’ll never forget the first time I heard the activist-turned commentator Van Jones articulate the vision of building an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.
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Learning from social enterprises creating an inclusive circular economy 13.3.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The transition will require people to work together across companies and sectors, using skills such as empathy, craftsmanship and ingenuity.
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Mapping out Charlotte's lead on green tariffs 5.3.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Duke Energy worked with the North Carolina city on its path toward achieving net zero emissions and improving social equity.
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Charlotte Is the Largest US City to Purchase Renewable Energy Through a Green Tariff 25.2.2020 WRI Stories
Charlotte Is the Largest US City to Purchase Renewable Energy Through a Green Tariff Comments|Add Comment|PrintCharlotte skyline. Photo by James Willamor/Flickr More than 200 U.S. cities, townships and counties have adopted 100% clean energy targets. While some have already achieved them, many more are still trying to figure out how they will work with many stakeholders, most notably their electric utilities, to get there. Yesterday, the city council in Charlotte, North Carolina approved a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Charlotte Is the Largest US City to Purchase Renewable Energy Through a Green Tariff 25.2.2020 THE CITY FIX
More than 200 U.S. cities, townships and counties have adopted 100% clean energy targets. While some have already achieved them, many more are still trying to figure out how they will work with many stakeholders, most notably their electric utilities, to ...
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How roasters and retailers can support farmers and make coffee more sustainable 20.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
Collective action is needed.
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5 priorities to ensure climate action benefits low-income and disadvantaged groups 10.1.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
We can't leave anyone behind as we transition to a clean economy.
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How to prevent city climate action from becoming 'green gentrification' 3.1.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Why it's important for cities tackling climate change to engage with frontline communities.
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Ensuring a "Just Transition": 5 Priorities to Make Climate Action Benefit Disadvantaged Groups 21.12.2019 WRI Stories
Ensuring a "Just Transition": 5 Priorities to Make Climate Action Benefit Disadvantaged Groups Comments|Add Comment|PrintClimate activists around the world are calling for fair climate policies that address social justice and inequality. Photo by Andreas Link/Young FoEE Discussions on the social aspects of climate action have long focused on jobs in carbon-intensive industries, but they've started considering the broader picture. Solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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How to Prevent City Climate Action from Becoming “Green Gentrification” 14.12.2019 THE CITY FIX
When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 14 years ago, hundreds of thousands of people lost their jobs, homes and possessions. But some people were hit harder than others. Nearly two-thirds of jobs lost after the hurricane were lost by women, and ...
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How to Prevent City Climate Action from Becoming "Green Gentrification" 12.12.2019 WRI Stories
How to Prevent City Climate Action from Becoming "Green Gentrification" Comments|Add Comment|PrintGowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York. Photo by Robert Wolcheck/Flickr When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 14 years ago, hundreds of thousands of people lost their jobs, homes and possessions. But some people were hit harder than others. Nearly two-thirds of jobs lost after the hurricane were lost by women, and nearly 80 percent of the population of flooded neighborhoods were people of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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