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Climate Action Through Biomimicry: Innovation for the SDGs
Climate Action Through Biomimicry: Innovation for the SDGs

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The tagline for this year’s Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, “Design° for People + Planet,” asks participants to look at what degree of change they will make for a particular SDG, using nature as their mentor.

Attention, Businesses: Don’t Let Your Trade Associations Undermine You on Climate Action
Attention, Businesses: Don’t Let Your Trade Associations Undermine You on Climate Action

WALKING THE TALK - We know that companies have many issues to juggle and that representation on one issue can outweigh misrepresentation on another. However, on climate, we don’t have time to waste.

And then there were 10 …
And then there were 10 …

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In the case of the climate crisis, we’re not facing one tipping point, but two. The hard part: These two tipping points would tilt us in opposite directions! But our current situation doesn’t mean it’s game over — it means it’s game on.

COP25: Business Persists While Governments Fail
COP25: Business Persists While Governments Fail

LEADERSHIP - While the countries represented at COP25 failed to make significant strides in the fight against climate change, the business community continued to show leadership.

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Better Resource Management Is the Key to Achieving All SDGs
Better Resource Management Is the Key to Achieving All SDGs

WASTE NOT - Whether the eradication of poverty, or the support of climate positivity, all of the SDGs are about creating a balance of resource flows. Responsible production and consumption are essential to this — and achievable through connection, community and a bit of creativity.

Net Zero Emissions: Why We Can’t Tackle the Climate Crisis Without Addressing Global Inequality
Net Zero Emissions: Why We Can’t Tackle the Climate Crisis Without Addressing Global Inequality

CLEANTECH - As we enter 2020, we face a trilemma of global warming, growing inequality and rising nationalism — so, a well-designed net-zero strategy must tackle the climate crisis and promote economic opportunities for the less privileged at the same time.

CDP: Supply Chains Hold Key to 1GT of Emissions Savings
CDP: Supply Chains Hold Key to 1GT of Emissions Savings

SUPPLY CHAIN - New report finds that over a billion metric tons (equal to emissions of Brazil and Mexico combined) of emissions would be saved if suppliers to just 125 multinationals increased their renewable electricity by 20%.

285 Companies’ Science-Based Targets Signal Significant Progress Toward Paris Agreement Goals
285 Companies’ Science-Based Targets Signal Significant Progress Toward Paris Agreement Goals

COLLABORATION - New report reveals that by meeting their science-based targets, these companies — with more GHGs than France and Spain, combined — will eliminate 265 million metric tons of emissions from their operations, equivalent to closing 68 coal-fired power plants.

As Government Pulls Out, US Private Sector Renews Support of Paris Agreement
As Government Pulls Out, US Private Sector Renews Support of Paris Agreement

BUSINESS CASE - US business leaders have long been vocal supporters of the Paris Agreement — especially since the President declared his intention to withdraw. In the past year, the private sector has renewed its clarion call for the US to step up its policies to protect the economy from climate change.

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Quantifying Sustainability Impacts and Setting Meaningful Goals
Quantifying Sustainability Impacts and Setting Meaningful Goals

NEW METRICS - No longer is sustainability synonymous with reducing GHGs — dozens of social, environmental and economic indicators must now be considered. The question remains: What is the best method for quantifying and reporting sustainability impacts?

NETs Offering New Opportunities for Negative Emissions
NETs Offering New Opportunities for Negative Emissions

CLEANTECH - A suite of negative-emissions technologies (NETs) have emerged and continue to improve. While carbon capture and storage systems can lead to carbon-neutral processes, NETs can lead to true carbon negativity.

SB’19 Madrid Offers Tasting Menu of ‘Moonshot Thinking’ for the Future of Humankind
SB’19 Madrid Offers Tasting Menu of ‘Moonshot Thinking’ for the Future of Humankind

THE NEXT ECONOMY - At SB’19 Madrid last week, a diverse array of innovators in various fields demonstrated the notion that asking the right questions and being willing to use imagination to find solutions to the climate crisis and other pressing global issues can turn a Moonshot into reality.

World Food Day: Celebrity Chefs, Soil SuperHeroes Out in Force to Save Our Food System
World Food Day: Celebrity Chefs, Soil SuperHeroes Out in Force to Save Our Food System

MARKETING AND COMMS - In honor of World Food Day (Oct 16), Green America highlights the farmers and food companies leading the regenerative ag revolution; and the World Food Program launches its global Stop the Waste campaign.

Bleak New Campaign Depicts the ‘Day Sushi Disappears’
Bleak New Campaign Depicts the ‘Day Sushi Disappears’

MARKETING AND COMMS - The campaign aims to alert consumers to the likelihood that climate change will continue to affect marine habitats, to the point that some of our most beloved sushi ingredients disappear.

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94 Mayors Recognize Global Climate Emergency, Support Global Green New Deal
94 Mayors Recognize Global Climate Emergency, Support Global Green New Deal

LEADERSHIP - At the C40 Summit in Copenhagen, mayors of 94 cities herald a Global Green New Deal to “drive an urgent, fundamental and irreversible transfer of global resources away from fossil fuels and into action that averts the climate emergency.”

Trending: Public-Private Partnerships Foster Solutions for Climate-Resilient World
Trending: Public-Private Partnerships Foster Solutions for Climate-Resilient World

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance has launched six new financial instruments for climate-related projects in developing countries; while the World Economic Forum has convened public and private partners to launch the Coalition for Climate-Resilient Investment.

Insights from the Big Apple: How Do We Turn the Glitz of Climate Week into Action?
Insights from the Big Apple: How Do We Turn the Glitz of Climate Week into Action?

WALKING THE TALK - Climate Week NYC saw the UN declare the 2020s “the decade of delivery.” But while progress has been made, are we too self-congratulatory, staying comfortable within our own echo chambers? Are we really delivering enough at the scale and pace needed?

Food Was Missing Ingredient at UN Climate Action Summit
Food Was Missing Ingredient at UN Climate Action Summit

SUPPLY CHAIN - Talk of energy, transport and construction filled the UN’s chamber, but animal agriculture avoided the limelight. The need for action by the sector came through clearly in a biodiversity roundtable attended by FAIRR.

Maldives, Parley for the Ocean Creating New Model for Healthy ‘Future Island Nations’
Maldives, Parley for the Ocean Creating New Model for Healthy ‘Future Island Nations’

COLLABORATION - They plan to develop a scalable model for government- and industry-led responses to ocean and climate threats, and establish proof of concept for a new economy in which harmful materials and business practices are relics of the past.

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There Is No ‘Silver Bullet’ For Resource Management in the Climate Crisis
There Is No ‘Silver Bullet’ For Resource Management in the Climate Crisis

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - People have opinions about the ways we should address the climate crisis. There are many possible solutions, but however we decide to change, we have to do it now.

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