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Low Carbon Economy

Climate Action for Growth and Competitiveness

Paul Polman | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Paul Polman

The commitment of many businesses to lead the transition to a low carbon economy is already yielding results.

How Major Investors Are Anticipating the Risks of Climate Change

Renat Heuberger | Posted 01.25.2017 | Green
Renat Heuberger

This is the first time in more than a decade that expert respondents ranked climate change as a grave issue - a point that has not escaped the radar of the investor community, who now needs to understand how the effects of climate change will affect financial markets.

Future Trend Watch: Something Positive, For a Change

Alexia Parks | Posted 01.04.2017 | Green
Alexia Parks

2015 saw a rise in the use of the term "Mindfulness" to describe "Right Action." Here's one: this report shows how businesses around the world will spend $10 Trillion on low carbon technology with the right policy framework.

3 New Years Resolutions for a Climate Movement

Carl Pope | Posted 12.30.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

Wanting to accelerate low-carbon development and getting it done are two different things -- and the biggest challenge for the climate movement is to dramatically speed up successful implementation of the Paris commitments made by almost 200 nations.

How the Paris Global Climate Deal Holds Governments Accountable: Transparency and Compliance

Celine Herweijer | Posted 12.23.2016 | Green
Celine Herweijer

2015 was billed as a landmark year in addressing climate change, and as government and business offices around the world close for the holiday season,...

Donald Trump, How Will You Transition America to a Low-Carbon Economy?

Mike Green | Posted 12.14.2016 | Politics
Mike Green

It's a simple elephant-in-the-room question that Donald Trump and the rest of the field of Republican presidential candidates have yet to address: How will you transition America to a low-carbon economy?

For Mayors, the 'Road to Paris' Began More Than A Decade Ago

Eduardo Paes | Posted 12.06.2016 | Green
Eduardo Paes

Cities are -- without hyperbole -- where the future happens first. Cities have been committing to reducing carbon emissions through various pathways for well beyond the 10 years C40 has existed.

The Unsung Heroes of Climate Change

Libby Ferguson | Posted 12.05.2016 | Green
Libby Ferguson

With eyes turned in anticipation toward the negotiation halls and what national leaders will deliver, the unsung heroes of the low carbon revolution continue to move forward faster, bolder and more ambitious than before.

The Blueprint For A Low Carbon Economy To Tackle Global Warming

HuffPost | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 12.02.2015 | Green

You recycle your plastic iced tea bottles. Of course you carry a reusable bottle for water. You compost the scraps from your locally sourced, organica...

We Made An Ikea-Inspired Blueprint To A Low-Carbon Economy

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business

You recycle your plastic iced tea bottles. Of course you carry a reusable bottle for water. You compost the scraps from your locally sourced, organica...

This Is The Beginning Of The End Of The Fossil Fuel Industry

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business

The fossil fuel industry is at a crossroads. Oil and gas giants such as Royal Dutch Shell, ExxonMobil and BP continue to reap stupendous profits from ...

Leading By Example on Climate Action

Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 11.23.2016 | Green
Michael R. Bloomberg

The fact is, people want live in cities with clean air -- and where people want to live, businesses want to invest. One way to do that is by investing in low carbon transportation infrastructure -- from bus rapid transit to bike share systems -- that help reduce congestion and improve mobility.

Half Of All Power Plants Built Last Year Were 'Green'

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business

Humans must drastically curb carbon emissions in the coming decades or face environmental catastrophe, as temperatures are expected to climb to levels...

I Want a Carbon Fee -- or 'Clean Reward' -- Because I'm Selfish, I Breathe, and I Want My State to Prosper

Adam Sulkowski | Posted 10.27.2016 | Business
Adam Sulkowski

Since 2008 British Columbia's economy has grown while carbon pollution dropped using a popular and business-friendly law championed by a centrist-conservative politician.

Words Matter in the Paris Climate Agreement

We Mean Business | Posted 09.02.2016 | Green
We Mean Business

Businesses and governments recognize that the low-carbon economy is inevitable and irresistible. Through the We Mean Business coalition, 154 companies with revenues totaling $3.5 trillion, and 111 investors with $8.1 trillion in assets under management, have committed to climate action.

Hope Is Coming

Matthew J. Kiernan | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Matthew J. Kiernan

Flux and change will define the coming decades. We better get used to it and learn to innovate and adapt - something we expect the companies we invest in to do as well.

The Other Good News in the U.S.-China Climate Announcement (it's the economy, stupid!)

Julia Zuckerman | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green
Julia Zuckerman

The agreement between the U.S. and China is a big step in the right direction for both emissions and the economy. But there is much more work to be done.

Climate Protection: A Portfolio of Good Sense and Cents for Our Planet

Peter Getty | Posted 11.30.2014 | Business
Peter Getty

Climate change economics is viable and sustainable. The wide-ranging benefits to our not so distant future lives and our generational concerns for the environment are priceless.

Lean In: The Prize for Bigger Action On Climate Change is Prosperity for All

Niall Dunne | Posted 11.20.2014 | Green
Niall Dunne

Above all, it is clarity, not complexity, that companies need -- which is why in addition to putting a price on carbon, BT supports a carbon labelling scheme for electricity, as one solution that would reward businesses for using low carbon and renewable energy.

The Climate Is Changing In East Asia

Renat Heuberger | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green
Renat Heuberger

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions means, first and foremost, reducing the consumption of coal, oil and gas. But what does this mean for fast-growing economies in East Asia, hungry for inexpensive energy?

Cleantech Investing: We Are Just Getting Started

Nancy Pfund | Posted 07.24.2013 | Business
Nancy Pfund

Co-authored by Noah Walker, Joint MBA/MEM Candidate at Yale University Americans are voting with their stock portfolios like never before. And they a...

The Challenge of Climate Math

Andrew Winston | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
Andrew Winston

These are important numbers to wrap your head around, but what do they really mean for countries and companies? How fast do we have to change?

Tensions in West Virginia Echo National Debate: Will Polluters Face Reality?

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.31.2012 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Will polluting industries continue to resist public health safeguards at every turn? Will energy companies keep looking backward or will they start embracing change? Will we elect leaders who represent special interests or ordinary citizens?

Climate Leadership From American Colleges and Universities

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 06.27.2012 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

In 2007, a small group of visionary college and university presidents gathered to form the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). Five years later they have achieved some remarkable results.

Is Nuclear Energy a Fuel with a Future?

Andy Mannle | Posted 12.28.2011 | Green
Andy Mannle

Without a major breakthrough, it seems safe to say nuclear will never be cheaper than coal or natural gas; nor will it be as safe, clean, and attractive to consumers and investors as renewables.