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Leading Academics Urge UN to Extend, Reframe SDGs
Leading Academics Urge UN to Extend, Reframe SDGs

WALKING THE TALK - 10 distinguished climate researchers have called on the UN to give its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development a much-needed refresh — by extending the timeline to 2050 and providing greater clarity around specific goals, among other recommendations.

From Funding to Action: Empowering Farmers Through RCPP
From Funding to Action: Empowering Farmers Through RCPP

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The USDA's $1.5B investment in the RCPP will advance climate-smart agriculture in the US while expanding the number, reach and variety of conservation programs. Realizing the full potential of this funding requires intentional action and collaboration across the agricultural ecosystem.

Pioneering Vermont Law Adds Momentum to Climate-Accountability Fight
Pioneering Vermont Law Adds Momentum to Climate-Accountability Fight

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Vermont's Climate Superfund Act is the latest in a growing wave of climate-driven political and legal attempts to hold the fossil-fuel industry accountable for its role in accelerating climate change.

Report: High Seas Treaty Offers Historic Opportunity for Climate Adaptation
Report: High Seas Treaty Offers Historic Opportunity for Climate Adaptation

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In a new paper, scientists detail how the soon-to-be-ratified Treaty can help protect marine species as climate change continues to warm the oceans.

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Latest Ban on ‘High-Carbon’ Ads Shows Appetite for Clean-Energy Transition
Latest Ban on ‘High-Carbon’ Ads Shows Appetite for Clean-Energy Transition

WALKING THE TALK - Edinburgh’s recent ban on ads for fossil fuels and other high-carbon products exemplifies a desire to shift those ad spaces toward cleaner, more viable alternatives and ads that promote low-carbon behaviors.

WA Ballot Initiative Could Stymy National Efforts to Put a Price on Carbon
WA Ballot Initiative Could Stymy National Efforts to Put a Price on Carbon

THE NEXT ECONOMY - I-2117 is already destabilizing the state’s landmark carbon market — confusing businesses and creating uncertainty about the future of climate policy.

Big Lessons for Sustainable Finance from Financial Economic Crime
Big Lessons for Sustainable Finance from Financial Economic Crime

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The two fields may seem wildly different; however, when it comes to conducting client due diligence and collecting data, there are clear lessons sustainable finance professionals can learn from their counterparts in financial economic crime.

ESG Practitioners Both Confident, Confused in Dynamic Reporting Landscape
ESG Practitioners Both Confident, Confused in Dynamic Reporting Landscape

MARKETING AND COMMS - Workiva’s third annual survey gathered the thoughts of more than 2,000 professionals involved in ESG reporting across the corporate landscape.

Will a Global Plastics Treaty Effectively Curb Plastic Pollution?
Will a Global Plastics Treaty Effectively Curb Plastic Pollution?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Not at this rate: In one corner, industry bodies and petrochemical companies call for enhanced recycling and the increased use of materials with recycled content. In the other, climate campaigners continue to push for cuts in production — an argument that won’t be resolved anytime soon.

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Is Bipartisan Climate Policy Possible in the US?
Is Bipartisan Climate Policy Possible in the US?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The reality of climate change’s existence is not the debate that voters are interested in anymore: They have experienced it firsthand and care about solutions.

As Droughts Zap South America’s Hydroelectric Energy, What Can Be Done?
As Droughts Zap South America’s Hydroelectric Energy, What Can Be Done?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As our climate systems become more erratic, clean sources of energy will become ever more precious; and scaling and diversifying sustainable ways to harness it will be key to our survival.

A Buzzworthy Solution: The World's First Government-Approved Bee Vaccine
A Buzzworthy Solution: The World's First Government-Approved Bee Vaccine

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Dalan Animal Health introduces the inaugural USDA conditionally licensed vaccine for honeybees, providing a prophylactic solution to safeguard the global honeybee population from lethal infectious diseases.

Is Misinformation Derailing Climate Action in Agriculture?
Is Misinformation Derailing Climate Action in Agriculture?

MARKETING AND COMMS - In this, the biggest election year in history, Changing Markets Foundation investigates the damaging spread of misinformation online concerning the meat and dairy industry and how it is influencing both policy and public opinion.

If Circularity Is Now a Megatrend, Why Does Material Extraction Continue to Rise?
If Circularity Is Now a Megatrend, Why Does Material Extraction Continue to Rise?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Deloitte and Circle Economy Foundation identify ongoing gaps in circular policies and approaches and outlines a roadmap to unlock capital, implement policy, and unlock skills and human capital needed for a robust circular economy capable of meeting the material challenges of the Anthropocene.

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What Does the New SEC Climate-Risk Reporting Rule Mean for Brands?
What Does the New SEC Climate-Risk Reporting Rule Mean for Brands?

MARKETING AND COMMS - While the new mandate was scaled back from what was originally proposed, US companies must now prepare to join many markets around the world in the climate-risk disclosure game.

How Singapore Became Asia's Launch Pad for Sustainable Innovation & Tech
How Singapore Became Asia's Launch Pad for Sustainable Innovation & Tech

CLEANTECH - We spoke with Damian Chan, EVP of the Singapore Economic Development Board, to learn more about how it is driving sustainability and the energy transition in the island nation.

How USAID Supports the Private Sector’s Sustainability Efforts
How USAID Supports the Private Sector’s Sustainability Efforts

COLLABORATION - We spoke with Keith Dokho, USAID’s Private Sector Engagement Secretariat Lead, about how the organization is shifting to support the private sector’s environmental and social progress.

Despite Its History, Not All Lobbying Is Bad
Despite Its History, Not All Lobbying Is Bad

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Unlike the majority of lobbyists dedicated to preserving business as usual, a new generation of lobby groups are using their power to fuel sustainable development.

Analysis of US Utilities Reveals Inconsistent Climate-Policy Advocacy
Analysis of US Utilities Reveals Inconsistent Climate-Policy Advocacy

WALKING THE TALK - A new benchmark analysis of 12 of the largest US electric utility companies finds significant inconsistencies between utilities’ public climate commitments and their direct and indirect climate lobbying practices.

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Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders: 10 Measures to Close the Emissions-Reduction Gap
Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders: 10 Measures to Close the Emissions-Reduction Gap

THE NEXT ECONOMY - New WEF report finds a 600-gigaton gap in national emissions-reduction ambitions and policies that must be closed to keep 1.5°C target alive, and outlines 10 ways for businesses and governments to accelerate decarbonization and close this gap.

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