Climate-Induced Terrorism

Climate-Induced Terrorism — the New Global Business Risk

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By Matt Ince While countries around the world struggle to meet the manifold challenges posed by climate change, there are those who would use the...
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Sustainability in Retail: How to Build a Green Supply Chain

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By Indiana Lee As consumers grow more eco-conscious, sustainability has emerged as one of the primary goals across most industries. In a recent Global Consumer...
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Paris Olympics: With 365 Days to Go, Will This Mega-Event Clinch a Sustainability Gold...

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By Jannsen Santana Mega-events such as the Coachella Music Festival, the pilgrimages to Mecca and the World Cup have become increasingly prominent in contemporary times, yet we often neglect to...
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Turning the Housing Crisis Around: How a Circular Economy Can Give Us Affordable, Sustainable...

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By Ralph Horne, Julie Lawson, and Louise Dorignon Households across Australia are struggling with soaring energy and housing costs and a lack of housing options....
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Children Have a Skewed View of the Natural World – But It Doesn’t Have...

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By Kate Howlett Children’s books and TV shows are full of animals, but how well do kids really know the natural world? The vast majority of...
Leaving Our Planet Better Than We Found it The Role of Finance

Leaving Our Planet Better Than We Found it: The Role of Finance

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Interview with Marie-Anne Vincent, VP of Climate Finance  The indirect emissions of a financial institution’s investments can be over 700 times larger than those from...
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Ecological Doom-Loops: Why Ecosystem Collapses May Occur Much Sooner Than Expected – New Research

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By John Dearing, Gregory Cooper, and Simon Willcock Across the world, rainforests are becoming savanna or farmland, savanna is drying out and turning into desert,...
Fibonacci spirals

How a 400 Million Year Old Fossil Changes Our Understanding of Mathematical Patterns in...

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By Sandy Hetherington and Holly-Anne Turner If your eyes have ever been drawn to the arrangement of leaves on a plant stem, the texture of...
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Plastic Recycling Is Failing – Here’s How the World Must Respond

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By Cressida, Keiron and Stephanie Recycling was once considered the obvious solution to the excessive amount of new (or virgin) plastic produced each year. This...
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Food Prices Are Rising but Farmers’ Profits Are Still Small – Here’s Why

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By Lisa Jack More than 60 food industry representatives came together at a recent Downing Street summit to discuss the UK food crisis. It was billed as...
Slow-Fashion

Slow Fashion: An Alternative Concept to Common Production and Consumption Practices in Fashion

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By Leah Marie Gonse and Michael Palocz-Andresen The fashion industry operates on a mostly unsustainable business model that focuses mainly on growth of sales and...

Revolutionary Changes in Transportation, from Electric Vehicles to Ride Sharing, Could Slow Global Warming...

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By Alan Jenn Around the world, revolutionary changes are under way in transportation. More electric vehicles are on the road, people are taking advantage of...
Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles are now Trending. But Where Can We Charge Them?

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By Sunil Johal Canada is on the road to transformation in mobility. The federal government recently announced its zero-emission vehicle sales target, which requires all light-duty...
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Was Earth Already Heating Up, or Did Global Warming Reverse a Long-Term Cooling Trend?

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By Ellie Broadman and Darrell Kaufman Over the past century, the Earth’s average temperature has swiftly increased by about 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit). The evidence...

The Future of Flight in a Net-Zero-Carbon World: 9 Scenarios, Lots of Sustainable Biofuel

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By Candelaria Bergero and Steve Davis Several major airlines have pledged to reach net-zero carbon emissions by midcentury to fight climate change. It’s an ambitious goal that will require...
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Turkey-Syria Earthquakes: a Seismologist Explains What Has Happened

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By Jenny Jenkins An extremely large earthquake has occurred in the southeast of Turkey, near the border with Syria. Data from seismometers which measure shaking...
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As US-EU Trade Tensions Rise, Conflicting Carbon Tariffs Could Undermine Climate Efforts

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By Noah Kaufman, Chris Bataille, Gautam Jain and Sagatom Saha Rising trade tensions between the U.S. and the European Union, two of the most important...
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Sustainable Investment: Marrying Greenness with the Traditional Values

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Interview with Mr. Claudio Cisullo, Founder of CC Trust Group AG Investors are more than ever on the lookout for companies that demonstrate commitment to...
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Here’s How Your Cup of Coffee Contributes to Climate Change

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By Luciano Rodrigues Viana and Charles Marty Global coffee consumption has been increasing steadily for almost 30 years. With a daily average consumption of 2.7 cups...
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Five Options for Restoring Global Biodiversity After the UN Agreement

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By Henrik Svedäng To slow and reverse the fastest loss of Earth’s living things since the dinosaurs, almost 200 countries have signed an agreement in Montreal, Canada,...
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Where Mauna Loa’s Lava Is Coming From – And Why Hawaii’s Volcanoes Are Different...

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By Gabi Laske Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, began sending up fountains of glowing rock and spilling lava from fissures as its first eruption...
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COP27: One Big Breakthrough but Ultimately an Inadequate Response to the Climate Crisis

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By Matt McDonald For 30 years, developing nations have fought to establish an international fund to pay for the “loss and damage” they suffer as...
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It’s The Big Issue Of Cop27 Climate Summit: Poor Nations Face A $1 Trillion...

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By Jacqueline Peel The costs of climate-related disasters are growing and the poorest countries are bearing the brunt of impacts, from the unprecedented floods in...
The Simple Rule of Sustainability

The Simple Rule of Sustainability Governance: Keep Calm and Categorise your Challenges

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By Ron Soonieus and Dave Young Corporate boards must urgently organise themselves for strategic reflection on sustainability and shorter-term oversight of practices and reporting. The...
Climate Resilience

The Financial Imperative of Climate Resilience: Beyond ESG

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By Lara Alvarez Climate-risk exposure of financial institutions remains high There is a growing recognition, particularly amongst asset owners, lenders and insurers, that financial institutions own...
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Indigenous Defenders Stand Between Illegal Roads and Survival of the Amazon Rainforest – Brazil’s...

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By David S. Salisbury The Ashéninka woman with the painted face radiated a calm, patient confidence as she stood on the sandy banks of the...
Oil Tanks

What Big Oil Knew About Climate Change, in its Own Words

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By Benjamin Franta Four years ago, I traveled around America, visiting historical archives. I was looking for documents that might reveal the hidden history of...

2022’s Supercharged Summer of Climate Extremes: How Global Warming and La Niña Fueled Disasters...

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By Kevin Trenberth There’s an old joke about the fellow who has his left foot in a bucket of ice water and the right in...
Russia/Ukraine grain export deal

Russia/Ukraine grain export deal promises major benefits for poor countries. If it holds

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By Wandile Sihlobo If Russia keeps to the deal it has signed with Ukraine allowing for the resumption of grain exports, much needed relief will be...
IPCC

Climate Change: The IPCC has Served Its Purpose, So Do We Still Need It?

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By Ilan Kelman In 1990, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its first assessment report on the state of climate change science. The synthesis of...
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African Cities Can Do More to Protect Children from Climate Change

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By Rongedzayi Fambasayi Six in 10 people will be living in cities by 2030. This is concerning. Cities are responsible for over 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Yet...
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Five Ways the New Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy for Schools in England Doesn’t...

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By Elizabeth Rushton and Lynda Dunlop The UK government has introduced a new sustainability and climate change strategy for schools. However, our research shows that it does...
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Climate Change: Greener Lifestyles Linked to Greater Happiness – In Both Rich and Poor...

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By Stuart Capstick The idea that being green means sacrifice and going without was epitomised by Boris Johnson’s denigration of the “hair shirt-wearing, tree-hugging, mung bean-eating eco...
Carbon-Free Transportation

Carbon-Free Transportation Saves Money

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By Dr. Daniel Sperling President Biden and the European Union are proposing to spend trillions of dollars to decarbonize our economy – with a special...
Birds

How Poetry Can Help Us Understand the Urgency of the Climate Crisis

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By Christina Thatcher I discovered Ellen Bass’ poem, Birdsong from My Patio, during the first UK lockdown. My garden hedge was stuffed with sparrows who seemed...
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Two Hundred Years Of Talking About Climate Change

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By Joseph Mazur Back in the 1970s, when I was a graduate student at MIT, there were a few weeks of cafeteria conversations among earth...
Climate change

How Students Can Use Storytelling to Bring the Dangers of Climate Change to Life

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By Katie Persons, Florence Halstead, and Lisa Jones With the stark “code red” warnings from the world’s climate experts in the most recent report by the Intergovernmental...

Sustainable Mobility after the Pandemic

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By Emma Saxena and Michael Palocz-Andresen The COVID-19 pandemic has caused changes in frame conditions that enabled individuals to create new environmental-friendly habits. These hold the potential to...

Geopolitical Consequences of a Sustainable and Circular Economy

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Circular economy or CE is now the hot topic that everyone seems to be talking about. It has millions of followers who go on...

As more climate migrants cross borders seeking refuge, laws will need to adapt

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By Katharine M. Donato, Amanda Carrico, and Jonathan M. Gilligan Climate change is upending people’s lives around the world, but when droughts, floods or sea level rise...
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What the World can Learn from Clean Energy Transitions in India, China and Brazil

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By Radhika Khosla, Ajinkya Shrish Kamat, and Venkatesh Narayanamurti If the world is to transition to a climate-compatible future, much will turn on new innovations...
fume extraction

All You Need to Know About Fume Extraction

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The generation of fumes and fine particles is mostly caused by welding and other processes of metals that can be harmful to health. This...
Agriculture

Agriculture, Sustainable Development, and Government Policy in Developing Countries

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By Dr. Kalim Siddiqui  I. Introduction Bandung Conference (1955) in Indonesia was the first large meeting of leaders from newly independent countries from Asia and Africa,...
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Why Fixing the Planet is also about Seizing Business Opportunities

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By Jean-Marc Ollagnier, Sybille Berjoan, Dr Jacques Bughin and Yuhui Xiong Companies’ efforts to become more sustainable can often be driven by regulation or government...
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How to cook Christmas dinner in the most environmentally friendly way possible

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By Dr Ximena Schmidt, Dr Christian Reynolds and Sarah Bridle By now, most of us are aware that much of the food we eat, in...
Christmas Tree

How Green is your Christmas Tree?

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By Professor Ian D. Rotherham There’s no way around the fact that Christmas has a large carbon footprint, from the travelling we do to the presents...
Children’s views

Children’s Views Should be Taken into Account When Designing Urban Space

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By Jenny Wood Children see the world in a different way to adults, but urban planning policies rarely take this into account. By focusing on...

The Insanity of Sustainability

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By Peter Koenig “Only the Dead Have Seen the End of War” – Plato. This wisdom is as valid today as it was 2,500 years ago....

A Wake-up Call for the Corporate World

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By Christoph Burger, Antony Froggatt, Catherine Mitchell, and Jens Weinmann New regulations and opportunities in the decentralized energy market can be good for the planet and business.   January 2020 was...

The Climate Crisis Dilemma

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By Graham Vanbergen The climate crisis is now changing global finance – Graham Vanbergen asks the question do we want to pay for it now...

Amazonia in Flames – Brazil’s Bolsonaro is a World Criminal – Encouraging Jungle Burning...

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By Peter Koenig On 28 October 2018, Jair Bolsonaro was elected President of Brazil with 55.1% of the vote – and with a gigantic help from...

Water is Life – They are Stealing our Livelihood and We aren’t Even Noticing

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By Peter Koenig Today, 22 March 2018, marks World Water Day. It is also the week, when the 8th World Water Forum (WWF-8) convenes, 18...

Feed the Future of Agriculture with Vertical Farming

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By Mark Esposito, Terence Tse, Khaled Soufani and Lisa Xiong One big misconception is that produce grown from nontraditional methods is of lesser quality, and...

Understanding the Sustainable Lifestyle

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By Steven Cohen A sustainable environment and economy are possible only if they provide support to a sustainable lifestyle. This is a way of life...

A 100% Renewables Future: Green Utopia or Planetary Disaster?

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By Steffen Böhm Recent studies suggest that the global advocacy on converting to 100% renewable energy generation by 2050 is feasible. However, as people ignore...

Nuclear Power and Public Fear in the Era of Climate Change

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By Scott Montgomery To discuss nuclear power requires discussion of public anxiety, particularly fear of radiation. Such fear exaggerates levels of actual risk and poses...

Food – Wars and Pharma – Trailblazing the Way to Human Demise

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By Peter Koenig In this article, Peter Koenig connects the dots and sheds light on how food, drugs, and bombs all play together in the...

Immigration, Food Justice and the Fierce Urgency of Now

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By Julian Agyeman, Alison Alkon and Sydney Giacalone Food justice recognises that one’s experience of the food system is determined by and is inseparable from...

Loss and Damage of Climate Change – from Managing Risks to the Politics of...

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By Swenja Surminski With the passing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, efforts to fight the changing climate’s causes and consequences have received increased...

The Rise of Shenzhen and BYD – How a Chinese Corporate Pioneer is Leading...

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By Taylor Ogan and Xiangming Chen While the world is focusing on if the Chinese government can be a trusted and reliable leader in dealing...

Cheap and Clean: Attitudes to Energy in a USA Concerned with Climate Change

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By Stephen Ansolabehere and David Konisky In light of the recent agreement between the US and China to cut greenhouse gas emissions, US climate policy...

Tokyo 2020 in the Face of Hardship

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By Robert Hunziker The Tokyo 2020 Olympics reflects a sense of optimism to the world community and has become a centerpiece of the Abe administration’s...

Harvesting The Biosphere

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By Vaclav Smil Humanity has been harvesting an increasing share of the Earth’s photosynthetic productivity. This has already resulted in a new world where the...

Brief Considerations on Sustainability and Justice

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By François Mancebo Sustainable development is our major challenge today. What is even more challenging is to achieve both sustainability and social justice. In this...

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