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5 Ways Entrepreneurs Are Helping to Solve Climate Change
5 Ways Entrepreneurs Are Helping to Solve Climate Change

CLEANTECH - On April 22 – Earth Day 2016 – a record 175 nations agreed to keep this century’s global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius by signing the Paris Agreement, conceived at last year’s Paris Climate Conference (COP21). While unclear what country-level solutions will emerge, we know moving towards a low-carbon future is a critical component.

3 Low-Carbon Transportation Technologies Driving Development in the Global South
3 Low-Carbon Transportation Technologies Driving Development in the Global South

CLEANTECH - Transportation accounts for around one-seventh of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. And globally, greenhouse gas emissions are rising faster in transportation than in any other sector, with rapid motorization — more cars and trucks — being the principal cause.

Setting the Bar High Enough: The Case for Science-Based Targets on Climate Change
Setting the Bar High Enough: The Case for Science-Based Targets on Climate Change

NEW METRICS - In this series of articles, the team at the Carbon Trust outlines the reasons for businesses to adopt science-based targets on climate change.

AT&T’s Roman Smith: Here’s How We Can Bring About Tomorrow’s Smart Cities
AT&T’s Roman Smith: Here’s How We Can Bring About Tomorrow’s Smart Cities

CLEANTECH - News Deeply, in partnership with Sustainable Brands, is producing a series of profiles looking at how brands are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. The goal is to examine trends and gather insights from a new wave of corporate citizenship – in an era in which the private sector is increasingly expected to play a positive role in improving our lives and societies. This, the 1st article in the series, features additional reporting by Mike Hower.

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Why the UN's REDD+ Program Needs More Short-Term Focus
Why the UN's REDD+ Program Needs More Short-Term Focus

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - The time has come to revisit REDD+ — the UN initiative that attempts to create financial value for the carbon locked in forests — to ensure that it is truly delivering on the momentum from Paris 2015.

The Missing 60%: ExxonMobil, Forceful Stewardship and the 2°C Business Model Imperative
The Missing 60%: ExxonMobil, Forceful Stewardship and the 2°C Business Model Imperative

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Spring 2016 proxy votes supporting the 2°C stress test resolutions at last week’s Annual General Meetings of ExxonMobil (38.2%) and Chevron (41%) give cause for both celebration - and concern. These votes suggest that key asset managers are recognizing (and others seem to be willfully ignoring) climate risk inherent in the business-as-usual practices of the largest U.S. oil and gas corporations and their downstream value chains.

4 Challenges Shaping Tomorrow’s Cities — and How Brands Can Help
4 Challenges Shaping Tomorrow’s Cities — and How Brands Can Help

COLLABORATION - More than half of the world’s population currently lives in cities and this is expected to reach 66 percent by 2050, according to the United Nations, when 2.5 billion people will be added to urban populations — with close to 90 percent of the increase concentrated in Asia and Africa. In the fight against climate change, cities represent the greatest challenge and opportunity — while they generate a vast majority (70 percent) of global greenhouse gas emissions, those who live in them actually have smaller carbon footprints than the national averages.

New Documentary Investigates Dire Realities, Small Victories, ‘What Climate Can’t Change’
New Documentary Investigates Dire Realities, Small Victories, ‘What Climate Can’t Change’

MARKETING AND COMMS - Academy-Award nominated filmmaker Josh Fox’s latest documentary opens with Fox dancing to The Beatles to celebrate a victory over the gas industry following the production of his startling previous release, Gasland. The new film, entitled How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change, is a journey across 12 countries on 6 continents that highlights the communities that are fighting back against fossil fuel extraction.

The Bar for Corporate Leadership on Climate Has Been Raised
The Bar for Corporate Leadership on Climate Has Been Raised

CLEANTECH - As the legal briefings pile up over the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), I’m inspired by the growing number of companies and business organizations standing up for the most significant step in U.S. history toward reducing climate pollution. The bar continues to rise for companies that want to lead on sustainability, and it’s great to see companies aligning their corporate sustainability strategy and policy advocacy. Today’s corporate-led amicus briefs in support of the Clean Power Plan and smart climate policy are the latest example.

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41 Energy Companies Accept EPA Challenge to Reduce Methane Emissions
41 Energy Companies Accept EPA Challenge to Reduce Methane Emissions

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Duke Energy, PG&E, National Grid and TransCanada Pipelines are among the 41 energy companies that have accepted a challenge from the EPA to reduce their methane emissions.

Can Diamond-based Semiconductors Solve the Electronic Industry’s CSR Problems?
Can Diamond-based Semiconductors Solve the Electronic Industry’s CSR Problems?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Diamonds may be forever, but they soon could change the way we power electronics by cutting e-waste, conserving water and fighting climate change. Today, semiconductors usually are made of silicon, which, when disposed of as e-waste, poisons children, pollutes water and releases substances like lead and methane into the jetstream.

Cisco: Partnerships, Shared Value Key to Driving Emissions Reductions Throughout a Supply Chain
Cisco: Partnerships, Shared Value Key to Driving Emissions Reductions Throughout a Supply Chain

CLEANTECH - When you look through a sustainability lens at Cisco’s supply chain, you see three things clearly: a focus on climate and carbon impacts, a deep concern for the protection of human rights, and an imperative around product take-back opportunities. Cisco’s approach to a responsible supply chain is structured around this impact framework.

Trending: JPMorgan Chase, Deutsche Bank Rethinking Coal Financing
Trending: JPMorgan Chase, Deutsche Bank Rethinking Coal Financing

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - This week, two major banks made changes to their policies regarding coal financing. The Rainforest Action Network (RAN) acknowledged their progress, but asserted that a great deal more must be done to meet the global commitment made at COP21 in December to limit climate change to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

The Climate Movement Needs More Corporate Lobbyists
The Climate Movement Needs More Corporate Lobbyists

LEADERSHIP - Across corporate America, there is broad support for action on climate change. Leading businesses and executives vocally supported President Obama on the Paris Agreement. Many companies have committed themselves to getting onto a sustainable path, and many are pushing their commitment out through their supply chains. This is good, and it’s important.But it makes us in Congress feel a little left out. The corporate lobbying presence in Congress is immense. But in my experience, exactly zero of it is dedicated to lobbying for a good, bipartisan climate bill.

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Artists Covered Sweden’s Tallest Peak with a Blanket to Help Slow Glacial Melting
Artists Covered Sweden’s Tallest Peak with a Blanket to Help Slow Glacial Melting

MARKETING AND COMMS - Climate change is threatening Sweden’s highest peak. The glacier atop Mount Kebnekaise, the country’s tallest mountain, has been shrinking by an average of a meter a year for the past 15 years due to rising temperatures. As a symbolic gesture, artists Mats Bigert and Lars Bergström installed a reflective blanket to keep the mountain top's snow a little colder and prevent it from melting.

CDP: Companies Blind to Climate Risks in Half of Their Supply Chains
CDP: Companies Blind to Climate Risks in Half of Their Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - The largest ever study of climate data from suppliers and their corporate customers, the CDP’s Global Supply Chain Report 2016, found that less than half of suppliers have set a target to reduce their emissions and only one third have lowered their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the past reporting year. What’s worse though, is that half of the suppliers that were asked for information failed to respond at all.

Trending: Biomimetic, Phase-Changing Materials Could Hold Keys to Climate-Resistant Surfaces
Trending: Biomimetic, Phase-Changing Materials Could Hold Keys to Climate-Resistant Surfaces

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Whether the presidential candidates pay attention to it or not, climate change is a looming threat. Failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation was considered to be the greatest global risk in the World Economic Forum’s newly-released 2016 Global Risks Report. Luckily, researchers are making progress on mitigation and adaptation solutions to combat the changing temperatures, thanks to beetles and adaptive building materials.

How the Insurance Industry Can Help Save Humanity
How the Insurance Industry Can Help Save Humanity

NEW METRICS - The industrial economy is geared towards maximization of wealth. This target has led towards substantial, even amazing, economic growth during the last two centuries. Yet, at the same time this growth has introduced new risks and has caused severe threats and actual damages to the environment and to the social framework.Some risks are environmental: Global climate change; loss of diversity that decreases resilience; damage to delicate food chains; and land, air and water pollution. Others are societal, such as employment security, growing inequality in income and wealth, pressures related to rapid urbanization, and demographic changes that threaten retirement system.

Should the Fossil Fuel Industry Be Taxed to Pay for Climate Damage?
Should the Fossil Fuel Industry Be Taxed to Pay for Climate Damage?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - More than 60 environmental leaders and organizations have signed The Carbon Levy Project declaration, calling for a tax on fossil fuel extraction that would help pay for damages caused by climate change. The declaration states that fossil fuel companies are accountable for around 70 percent of present day global warming and should be held accountable for the resulting costs to the countries most affected. Signatories include author Naomi Klein, 350.org’s Bill McKibben, and Greenpeace’s Kumi Naidoo.

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New Tool Compares Countries’ Low-Carbon Progress and Pledges
New Tool Compares Countries’ Low-Carbon Progress and Pledges

CLEANTECH - Earlier this month, 195 nations reached a landmark agreement at COP21 in Paris to fight climate change and unleash actions and investment towards a low-carbon, resilient and sustainable future.

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