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North American Leaders Unite to Combat Climate Change and Protect the Environment

06/30/2016 08:33:00 AM

North America is setting the pace for international climate and environmental cooperation. At a summit hosted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday June 29th, American President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto a > read more

Solar Roadways: Science Fiction Becoming Reality

06/29/2016 07:48:00 AM

Solar roads are entering a new test phase that will see them installed along a portion of the iconic route 66. Solar Roadways is the brainchild of Scott and Julie Brusaw of Idaho. > read more

The Costs of Volkswagen's Greenwash Continue to Mount

06/28/2016 13:21:00 PM

The chickens are coming home to roost over Volkswagen's epic greenwash. Earlier this year it was reported that Volkswagen's pre-tax profits fell 20 percent. The disgraced auto company has just reached a more than 14 billion settlement in the US. Howe > read more

40 More Eco-Apps that put Technology to Work for the Environment

06/27/2016 10:59:00 AM

There are more than two million apps and a growing number of them have an ecological purpose. The huge and growing eco-apps market is making a significant contribution to the welfare of the planet and its inhabitants. This post is a follow-up to a 20 > read more

Event - Global Summit on Smart, Secure & Sustainable Cities

06/26/2016 10:55:00 AM

The Global Summit on Smart, Secure & Sustainable Cities: Opportunities and Challenges in India will take place on July 17 - 20, 2016 at Harte & Garter, Windsor, Royal Berkshire, UK.The conference will focus on the opportunities and challenges that I > read more

Event - UK Marine Energy Conference 2016

06/26/2016 07:55:00 AM

The UK Marine Energy Conference 2016 will take place on July 5th at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel, 500 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8RR, United Kingdom.The conference will focus on accelerating wave and tidal energy as viable energy alternatives, while ma > read more

Brexit Implications for the Climate and the Environment (Video)

06/25/2016 07:03:00 AM

The Brexit is a pyrrhic victory. Make no mistake about it, Britain's exit from Europe is bad news for environmental and climate policy and not just in the UK. Compounding the problem is the fact that uncertainty will further destabilize a less than s > read more

New Pipeline Safety Law Followed by Another Oil Spill

06/24/2016 09:27:00 AM

Mere hours after President Obama signed the PIPES safety bill into law, a pipeline spilled thousands of gallons of oil. Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2016 became law on June 22nd. Within hours of the signing a > read more

Apple's Apps for Earth Initiative Raised Awareness and Funds for WWF

06/22/2016 11:47:00 AM

Apps are big business and a partnership between Apple and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) funneled some of these revenues to ecological causes. > read more

Clmate Change Fueling Wildfires in North America and Russia

06/21/2016 07:54:00 AM

Wildfires fueled by record heat have ravaged areas across North America and Russia this year. This year is very much like last year. However, the western fires of 2015, were not as widespread and they came later than they did this year. > read more

Climate Refugees Need to be Formally Recognized

06/20/2016 13:13:00 PM

We need to start preparing to address the flood of climate refugees that will continue to increase as the planet warms. Climate change will make the current refugee crisis look insignificant. Climate refugees are already being forced to flee their ho > read more

The Coming Climate Refugee Crisis

06/20/2016 08:44:00 AM

To commemorate International Refugee Day, here is a re-post of an article from earlier this year on the scope of the climate refugee problem both present and future. > read more

Event - New Energy Forum, NEF-2016: The Light of Hope for New Energy

06/19/2016 12:41:00 PM

The 6th Annual New Energy Forum, NEF-2016: The Light of Hope for New Energy will take place on June 30 - July 3 in Goyang City, Gyeonggi, South KoreaWith the reduction of traditional fossil fuels and increasingly serious global environmental degradat > read more

Event - ISEE Conference: Environmental Ethics and Economics: Values & Choices

06/19/2016 05:48:00 AM

The 2016 edition of the annual ISEE Conference will take place on June 29 - July 2 at Pace University One Pace Plaza, New York City, NY 10038. The theme this year is "Environmental Ethics and Economics: Values & Choices".This conference asks the ques > read more

Fort McMurray Fire Post Mortem: Forest Fires, Climate Change and Fossil Fuels (Videos)

06/18/2016 09:00:00 AM

The Fort McMurray fire forces us to take a closer look at the relationship between fires and climate change as well as the relationship between fossil fuels, climate change and ecological degradation. We cannot attribute an individual fire to climate > read more

Green Banks Leverage Private Investments for Climate Finance

06/17/2016 08:00:00 AM

In addition to creating new jobs and improving the environment Green Banks are essential to ramping-up clean energy finance. Such banks are capable of helping to unleash the vast potential of climate focused investing. Green Banks reduce the cost of > read more

Courts are Defending the Climate and the Environment

06/16/2016 09:31:00 AM

The courts are emerging as a powerful tool to drive climate action and protect the environment. US courts have been maligned for a number of questionable rulings not the least of which is Citizens United which increases the power of corporations and > read more

Time to Tell the Truth About Climate Change

06/14/2016 07:56:00 AM

For years I have written about climate narratives cautiously avoiding the dark truth for fear of scaring people into a state of paralysis. the denial of climate change is premised on psychological realities which I have titled the "Cycle of Climate C > read more

Seventeen Decades of Climate Inaction

06/13/2016 09:14:00 AM

It has been almost 170 years since we first heard about climate change and we have still not come close to doing what we must do in order to avert a global disaster of unprecedented proportions. We have known for decades that greenhouse gas emission > read more

Event - International Conference on Renewable Energy and Bioenergy (ICREB)

06/12/2016 16:59:00 PM

The second International Conference on Renewable Energy and Bioenergy (ICREB) 2016 will take place from June 29 > read more

Event - Global Offshore Wind 2016

06/12/2016 12:35:00 PM

This event will take place in Manchester, UK on June 21 - 22, 2016. Renewable UK’s 15th annual offshore wind energy conference and exhibition welcomes the global industry to the heart of the UK - all in one place at one time.The UK has been the wo > read more

Event - European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2016)

06/12/2016 07:06:00 AM

The 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition will take place in Munich, Germany on June 20-24, 2016. EU PVSEC - The Innovation Platform for the Global PV Solar Sector is the largest international Conference for Photovoltaic r > read more

Hilary Clinton is our Last Best Hope of Tackling Climate Change

06/10/2016 09:22:00 AM

Anyone interested in climate action needs to appreciate that Hilary Clinton is our last best hope. Clinton has emerged as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and she is a far better choice than the Republican candidate Donald Trump. To ge > read more

The New RE100 Initiative: 1000 Businesses 100% Renewable

06/08/2016 07:31:00 AM

A RE100 initiative is calling on governments to convince one thousand businesses to pledge that they will get all of their energy from renewable sources. > read more

Europe is Proving that 100% Renewables is Possible

06/07/2016 08:31:00 AM

Renewable energy is growing around the world and nations in Europe suggest that the goal of 100 percent renewable energy is possible. In May of this year Germany, Portugal, and the UK all achieved clean energy milestones.Germany Germany produced so m > read more

Sub-national Climate and Environmental Legislation in the US and Canada

06/06/2016 08:39:00 AM

States, provinces and municipalities in North America are showing environmental and climate leadership. Recently an American state and a Canadian province passed the continents most progressive climate and environmental legislation. Early in June th > read more

Event - World Conference on Climate Change 2016

06/05/2016 07:21:00 AM

The World Conference on Climate Change will take place on October 24 - 26, 2016 in Valencia, Spain.Here is the list of speakers and subjects for the first day of this three day event:Gene Fry Energy Efficiency & Global warming Consultant USA Keynote: > read more

Oil Train Derails and Explodes in Oregon Adjacent to the Columbia River (Video)

06/04/2016 08:32:00 AM

An oil train derailment and explosion along the Columbia river in Oregon has once again highlighted the dangers of transporting oil by rail. Around noon on Friday June 2nd, 2016, at least 12 rail cars carrying Bakken oil operated by Union Pacific der > read more

Trump Takes his First Beating with More to Come

06/03/2016 08:04:00 AM

Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump has taken his first beating. His ill informed and contradictory statements make for easy fodder. Thinking people recoil in horror at Trump's populism. The man known as "The Donald" has been variously descr > read more

Jurisdictions Across the US are Saying "No" to Fracking

06/02/2016 08:15:00 AM

States are saying no to fracking and yes to renewable energy. More than 150 towns, cities, and counties across the U.S. have already adopted such policies. A number of US jurisdictions have passed laws forbidding fracking. Some have even mandated th > read more

The State of Renewable Energy: Summary of the Key Findings in the REN21 GSR 2016 Report

06/01/2016 08:05:00 AM

The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) has just released its annual Global Status Report (GSR). This collaborative multi-stakeholder renewable energy report draws on hundreds of experts, authors, contributors and reviewers. > read more

The End of Fossil Fuel Subsidies

05/31/2016 08:01:00 AM

Providing handouts to the wealthiest corporations on earth does not make much sense, particularly when their activities are the leading driver of climate change. Ending fossil fuel subsidies is the most obvious next step in our efforts to tackle the > read more

How Corporate Transparency can Save the World

05/30/2016 18:09:00 PM

Transparency is a central tenant of sustainability. There are powerful social, environmental and economic implications associated with transparency. Corporations are not the only ones that should be concerned about transparency; governments, employee > read more

Managing the Environmental Impacts of UK Infrastructure Development

05/29/2016 15:36:00 PM

This event will take place on Tuesday June 21, 2016, 9:00 AM in Kensington Close Hotel, London, United Kingdom. This conference provides an ideal opportunity for environmental consultants to come together with their contractors and clients and share > read more

Event - World Hydrogen Energy Conference (WHEC)

05/29/2016 07:30:00 AM

This event will take place June 13, 2016 - June 16, 2016 at the Palacio de Congresos Expo Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain. WHEC 2016 is the twenty-first World Hydrogen Energy Conference and it is being organized by the Spanish Hydrogen Association (AeH2).W > read more

Tidal Power: Renewable Energy Panacea or Environmental Pariah (Videos)

05/28/2016 12:10:00 PM

In June 2016 turbines will be installed to capture the incredible power of Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy. With the largest tides in the world, the Bay of Fundy also has the world's largest tidal energy potential. On its own the bay could supply all of N > read more

Second Shell Oil Spill in Less than Two Weeks

05/27/2016 07:58:00 AM

For the second time in less than two weeks pipelines belonging to Shell have leaked oil. The most recent spill has leaked 21,000 Gallons (500 barrels) of oil near Tracy in San Joaquin County, California. This time the culprit was the company's underg > read more

Obama Begins to Reign-in Methane Emissions from Fracking

05/26/2016 07:52:00 AM

Through the Environmental Protection Agency the Obama administration is cracking down on methane associated with the extraction of fossil fuels. Fugitive emissions are unintended or irregular gas leaks, however most of the emissions associated with f > read more

Fracking Contaminates Drinking Water

05/25/2016 08:06:00 AM

Despite the secrecy of the fracking industry and the protections afforded by some states there is mounting evidence that hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" contaminates drinking water. Fracking is a fossil fuel extraction process that consists of inj > read more

A Trump Presidency Would Kill Climate Action and Push us Past Irreversible Tipping Points

05/24/2016 09:11:00 AM

The fate of climate action and by extension the health of the planet and all its inhabitants depends on who Americans choose as their next President. The choice is between two unpopular candidates, however the leading Democratic candidate has indicat > read more

Natural Gas versus Renewable Energy

05/23/2016 14:08:00 PM

Natural gas, particularly gas from fracking cannot hold a candle to renewable energy. Nonetheless, the positive spin associated with fracking for natural gas persists. Natural gas is anything but clean but it continues to be sold as such.This America > read more

Cost Competitive Large-Scale Solar Projects

05/23/2016 09:36:00 AM

This webcast will take place on Thursday, June 2, 2016, 11:00 am Pacific / 2:00 pm Eastern. As news articles tout record low utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) prices in a handful of places across the country, many utilities are considering adding > read more

Event - ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week 2016

05/22/2016 12:13:00 PM

This event will take place on June 1 - 4, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. The ASEAN region presents huge opportunities for the use of Renewable Energy and member states are increasingly focusing on Renewable programs in order to reduce their dependence on > read more

Event - Innovation Day: The Age of Renewable Energy

05/22/2016 09:01:00 AM

This event will take place on May 26, 2016 in Abu Dhabi the United Arab Emirates. In conjunction with IRENA’s eleventh council meeting, Innovation Day is intended to highlight the results of IRENA Innovation Week, which took place earlier this mont > read more

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05/21/2016 12:15:00 PM

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NEB's Approval of the Kinder Morgan Oil Pipeline is "Outrageous"

05/21/2016 09:12:00 AM

On May 19, 2016, National Energy Board (NEB) approved Texas oil giant Kinder Morgan's Transmountain pipeline expansion. The news prompted some leading voices to call the approval "outrageous". First Nations, municipalities, academics, scientists and > read more

Get Ready for Long Overdue Toxic Substances Reforms

05/20/2016 10:00:00 AM

Reforms are long overdue as the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has not been updated in almost 40 years. This is about to change as the US congress is poised to pass new chemical legislation in the coming days. Currently the Environmental Protect > read more

Fracking and Earthquakes go Together like Sodom and Gomorrah

05/19/2016 07:56:00 AM

We are in the midst of a fracking boom and earthquakes caused by fracking are a common occurrence in the US. We have seen a 4000 percent increase in earthquakes in the US in the last 8 years. Earthquakes caused by natural causes can be both destructi > read more

Nations Discuss Details of the Paris Climate Deal in Bonn

05/18/2016 07:52:00 AM

Now that we have secured an agreement at COP 21, nations are meeting in Bonn, Germany to iron out the details of the plan. We know what the goal is but now we must do the work to find pathways to get to that objective and beyond it. The stated goal > read more

Paying Hommage to Ceres and their New Roadmap for Corporate Sustainability

05/17/2016 08:41:00 AM

Ceres continues to lead and provide guidance to help businesses navigate the labyrinth of sustainability. Ceres understands business, they know that unlocking the power of sustainability is not only about altruism. They have published reports that sh > read more

Leaking Methane Associated with Fracking

05/16/2016 10:48:00 AM

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is subject to leaks that make natural gas anything but a cleaner source of energy. These leaks occur at every step in the process from the extraction to the transportation and distribution. New research suggests these > read more

The Myth that Fracked Natural Gas is a Bridge Fuel

05/16/2016 09:01:00 AM

Now that the EPA is beginning to reign in methane emissions we need to expose the myth that natural gas is a bridge fuel that will help us to transition to renewable sources of energy. The logic supporting fracking is based on the fact that there are > read more

Event - World Conference on Climate Change (Climate Change 2016)

05/15/2016 13:56:00 PM

This event will take place on October 24-26, in 2016 Valencia, Spain. The theme is Updating our Understanding:Earth's Climate is Warming.Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Conference series Events with over 600+ Conferences, 1200 > read more

Shell Downplays Crude Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico (Video)

05/14/2016 07:54:00 AM

On May the 12th Shell claims that its offshore Brutus platform spewed 88,200 gallons of crude (2,100 barrels) into the Gulf of Mexico. The spill in Shell's Glider field created a 13 mile long by 2 mile wide oil slick in an area 97 miles south of Por > read more

Trump Could Win and We All Could Lose

05/13/2016 08:29:00 AM

Anyone who cares about the environment, the economy, business, responsible governance, civility or basic human decency is quite right to be terrified by the prospect of a Trump presidency.Many people think that the combination of deep political divis > read more

In Australia Climate Policy is a Political Football

05/12/2016 22:57:00 PM

Climate change has been a political football that has been a factor in Australian politics for some years now. In 2010, Labor party leader Julia Gillard was elected on a platform that included climate action. She subsequently lost the leadership of h > read more

Suspected Assassins of Berta Cáceres Arrested in Honduras

05/11/2016 07:08:00 AM

In the early morning hours on May 11th the Honduran government arrested four men and charged them with the murder of indigenous environmental activist Berta Cáceres. She was killed because of her opposition to the Agua Zarca hydropower project in th > read more

The Panama Papers Highlight the Need for Sustainability

05/10/2016 07:55:00 AM

The release of the Panama Papers touches upon a number of themes that are at the heart of sustainability. Among them are corruption, transparency and environmental and social governance (ESG)issues. These papers also highlight the need to address the > read more

Carbon Capture and Storage is Essential Post Paris

05/09/2016 08:42:00 AM

Interest in carbon capture and storage (CCS) has intensified in the wake of the Paris Climate Agreement. CCS refers to a suite of technologies that pull CO2 from a smokestack before it escapes into the air. It is then sequestered in some fashion, mos > read more

Enter the 7th Annual Responsible Business Awards

05/08/2016 19:04:00 PM

The 7th Annual Responsible Business Awards are the world's leading Awards for CSR, sustainability, supply chain and business executives. The internally-renowned Awards recognize genuine, truly innovative and meaningful approaches to making responsibl > read more

Event - Carbon Underground 2016 Conference

05/08/2016 12:17:00 PM

This event will take place in Costa Rica in September. The four day conference will include both classroom elements and real-world demonstrations. All of this will be filmed and made part of a larger curriculum being developed for online education th > read more

Event - Retail Sustainability & Environmental Compliance Conference 2016

05/08/2016 07:41:00 AM

This event will take place on September 27 - 30, 2016. The retail industry needs to be ALL IN when it comes to sustainability and environmental compliance. The Retail Sustainability & Environmental Compliance Conference (?RSECC) is the only event b > read more

Carbon Air Capture and Storage (Videos)

05/07/2016 07:11:00 AM

We need technologies that draw carbon dioxide from the air and either re-use or store it. While we must curtail our carbon emissions we must also find ways to reduce existing levels of atmospheric carbon. Climate change is caused by the buildup of gr > read more

Trump Wants to Mine Coal Frack for Gas and Drill for Oil

05/06/2016 08:13:00 AM

Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump is not only invested in the fossil fuel industry he is seeking to expand its role in American energy production.Coal is among the dirtiest sources of energy, as a consequence coal plants and mining oper > read more

We Need to Ask Why Fort McMurray is Burning

05/05/2016 06:57:00 AM

Fort McMurray Alberta, the center of Canada's oil industry is on fire and climate change is the most likely suspect. The wall of flames that engulfed the town has forced residents to flee. Thousands of homes and businesses have been destroyed and 80, > read more

Climate Doomsday Clock Advances as Trump Get Republican Presidential Nomination

05/04/2016 07:31:00 AM

For many Democrats and supporters of climate action, Trump's victory was heralded with a grin and a nod. "He will be easy to beat," they said. But all thinking people everywhere are just a little bit uneasy today. The prospect, however distant, that > read more

Consistent Ongoing Heat is Rewriting the Record Books

05/03/2016 07:53:00 AM

Every month we are breaking new heat records. It is not just the consistent regularity of new temperature records it is also the speed at which the planet is warming as evidenced by the growing deviations from the norm. Historically, climate changes > read more

A Post-Sustianability World

05/02/2016 08:12:00 AM

In the wake of COP21 the world may finally wake up to the necessity of sustainability, however, this is only the beginning of a long journey and we should start thinking about what comes next. Despite the advances we have made an impartial analysis r > read more

Event - IRENA Innovation Week

05/01/2016 17:12:00 PM

This event will take place from May 10 - 13, 2016 in Bonn Germany. Falling technology costs, mounting investments and renewable energy capacity additions outpacing nuclear and fossil energy are all signals that the global transition towards a renewab > read more

Extracting Value from Recycling - Apple's e-waste Management (Video)

04/30/2016 09:05:00 AM

Apple has mined a small fortune from its own waste in both dollars and social capital. While Apple has only recently become a sustainability leader, they have been focused on recycling for many years dating back to the time when Steve Jobs was still > read more

Mainstream Media's Failed Climate Coverage

04/29/2016 08:53:00 AM

The popular media has failed to communicate the science behind climate change. Combating climate change is not a priority issue for most people because because they don't understand anthropogenic global warming and the urgent need for climate action. > read more

Apple May Have Stopped Growing but it is Still a Sustainability Leader

04/28/2016 08:30:00 AM

Apple's growth streak may have come to an end but as a mature company its sustainability leadership is going stronger than ever. In fact Apple is poised to double down on sustainability. Every product has a life cycle and Apple's products are no diff > read more

The Promise of Electric Buses for Low Carbon Mass Transit

04/27/2016 07:57:00 AM

A new generation of fully electric buses is on the way making low carbon transport a reality. If we are to keep temperatures from rising more than 2C above preindustrial times we must find efficient, emissions-free solutions to mass transportation. T > read more

Business and the Paris Climate Agreement

04/26/2016 08:02:00 AM

The politicians have secured a climate deal and now it is up to the business community to do the heavy lifting. Less than five months after the conclusion of COP21 we have seen nations sign the Paris Climate Accord at a signing ceremony at UN headqua > read more

Investor Warning: Fossil Fuels and the Risk of Stranded Assets

04/25/2016 08:32:00 AM

It is becoming increasingly apparent that the risks associated with fossil fuels represent a substantial risk that should make investors wary. Fossil fuel reserves, including oil, gas and coal will soon be rendered obsolete, leaving investors holdin > read more

Event - Renewable Energy Workshop

04/24/2016 18:32:00 PM

This workshop will take place on Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. It is a widely held dream of many people to live a life powered by renewable energy. But it can be difficult to know how best to proceed with making this drea > read more

Event - AWEA Windpower Conference

04/24/2016 13:03:00 PM

This event will take place on May 23 - 26 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The American Wind Energy Association's annual Windpower Conference & Exhibition is recognized as one of the world's premier wind energy trade shows, bringing together attendees and > read more

Event - Solar 2016: ASES National Solar Conference

04/24/2016 07:28:00 AM

This ASES Solar Conference event will take place on July 10 - 14, 2016 at the Intercontinental Hotel, in San Francisco. At Solar 2016 you will find out about cutting-edge research & trends that are driving us towards the shift to 100 percent renewabl > read more

The Earth Day Signing Ceremony for the Paris Climate Agreement

04/23/2016 12:11:00 PM

On Earth Day Friday April 22, world leaders from 175 countries formally signed the Paris Agreement. The leaders gathered at a signing ceremony that took place at the UN General Assembly hall in New York. This was the largest number of nations to eve > read more

Planting 8 Billion Trees: An Earth Day 2016 Initiative

04/22/2016 14:38:00 PM

Forests are important for a multitude of reasons not the least of which is their capacity to combat climate change. The theme behind Earth Day celebrations in 2016 is "Trees for the Earth." The organizers at the Earth Day Network are asking for help > read more

Earth Day 2016 is the Most Hopeful Ever

04/22/2016 07:47:00 AM

This is an Earth Day unlike any that have preceded it. After almost five decades of grass roots activism, the festivities in 2016 finally have something to celebrate. This year we are driving a stake into the heart of climate pessimism. We are challe > read more

President Obama Outmaneuvers Deniers to Protect the Paris Climate Deal

04/21/2016 13:22:00 PM

US President Barack Obama signed the Paris Climate Agreement today in an Earth Day ceremony at UN headquarters in New York City. However he has to contend with some serious opposition including a powerful fossil fuel industry and their climate denyin > read more

Earth Day and the Call for Action Post Paris

04/21/2016 05:41:00 AM

As many as 155 countries have sent representatives and dozens of world leaders are assembling on Earth Day to sign the Paris Climate Agreement at a ceremony taking place at UN headquarters in New York City.World leaders must act now to address climat > read more

US China and Others to Ratify Paris Climate Agreement on Earth Day Suggesting an Early Start to Implementation

04/20/2016 11:50:00 AM

The US and China, the world's leading carbon emitters have agreed to sign the historic Paris Climate Agreement at a signing ceremony on Earth Day. The signing of the agreement on Friday April 22nd at UN headquarters is more than just a symbolic gestu > read more

Why Corporations are Embracing Sustainability

04/19/2016 07:55:00 AM

Never before has there been more interest in corporate sustainability. While this trend is already huge we are only at the beginning of what is sure to be one of the largest economic opportunities the world has ever seen.There was a time in the recen > read more

Green Finance Goes Mainstream in 2016

04/18/2016 07:48:00 AM

The world is embracing green finance as never before and all expectations are that this will increase as we move towards a low carbon economy. Financial systems should play an important role in the green economic transition said, Zhou Xiaochuan, the > read more

Event - Ottawa Riverkeeper Gala

04/17/2016 17:33:00 PM

The 4th annual Ottawa Riverkeeper Gala will take place on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 on Lemieux Island in Ontario. This will be a wonderful evening in support of Ottawa Riverkeeper. Canada's first lady, Madame Sophie Grégoire Trudeau will be celebrated > read more

Event - Earth Day Summit (Free & Online)

04/17/2016 11:28:00 AM

This event will take place on Earth Day, April 22, 2016. At this event you will discover inspired sctions for a healthy, sustainable and thriving planet. We’re at a critical turning point... one where EACH OF US is called to meet the global crises > read more

Event - Sustainable Innovation Expo (SIE)

04/17/2016 08:20:00 AM

This event will take place on May 23 - 27, 2016 at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi, Kenya. The 6th Sustainable Innovation Expo (SIE)is being launched by Climate Action. SIE will grants 25 leading private sector organization > read more

Democracy Awakening - Calls to Reform America's Faltering Democracy (Videos)

04/16/2016 07:48:00 AM

More than 200 organizations and hundreds of thousands of people will come together on April 16-18 in Washington D.C. to demand a representative democracy. That means an inclusive systems where all votes matter and money does not buy you access to pow > read more

Climate Focus at the April 14th Democratic Debate

04/15/2016 08:43:00 AM

Climate related issues were a major part of the Democratic Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in Brooklyn, New York, on April 14, 2016. While the two candidates agree that climate change is an urgent issue, there are impor > read more

Green Bonds Emerging as a Major Force in Green Finance

04/14/2016 11:05:00 AM

The momentum driving green bonds is growing and they have emerged as a major instrument of green finance. Green bonds generate funding for sustainable development and clean energy technology. They attract debt investment capital and drive innovation > read more

The IMF Supports Taxes for Fossil Fuels that Reflect Environmental Damage

04/14/2016 08:19:00 AM

The International Monetary Fund has been a leader in the fiscal side of green finance but in 2016 they have expanded their approach. The IMF is a key supporter of the Green Climate Fund and carbon taxes for fossil fuels. At a London meeting in 2014, > read more

IDB to Double Climate Related Projects

04/13/2016 15:11:00 PM

In October last year Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced that it is going to double its climate related projects by increasing financing by between 25 and 30 percent by 2020. The IDB was established in 1959, it offers long-term financing > read more

The Allure of Low Carbon Investment Opportunities

04/13/2016 07:51:00 AM

Investors are waking up to the opportunities afforded by the low carbon economy. The benefits of emissions reduction extend far beyond averting a climate catastrophe. Decreasing our GHG emissions will help create jobs, alleviate poverty, improve publ > read more

The Green Climate Fund Comes of Age

04/12/2016 08:02:00 AM

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a United Nations climate finance mechanism designed to assist the developing mobilizing funding for mitigation and adaptation. The GCF mission is to expand collective human action to respond to climate chang > read more

World Bank to Finance More Renewables in the Developing World

04/11/2016 07:51:00 AM

After being called out for hypocrisy, the World Bank is working to redeem itself through massive investments in renewable energy. The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group are holding their annual "Spring Meetings events" in Washington > read more

Event - InREC: India's Renewable Energy Congress

04/10/2016 11:07:00 AM

This fact based high level conference will take place on April 26-27, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency, New Delhi, India. InREC - India’s Renewable Energy Congress - is THE place to meet investors, IPPs, developers and policy power players to hear candid > read more

Event - 2016 Climate Leadership Gala (Earth Day Network)

04/10/2016 07:16:00 AM

This event will take place on Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30 PM, at the Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC. Hundreds of the world's leaders on climate, energy and the economy will be attending and together they will be celebr > read more

The Death of the Great Barrier Reef Draws Attention to the Fate of Coral Reefs Around the World (Videos)

04/09/2016 08:41:00 AM

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest living ecosystem and a Unesco World Heritage site. After a protracted battle with climate change, a 622 mile long sector of the reef has succumbed to > read more

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