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2016, The Year of Green Finance -- The View From London

Nick Robins | Posted 01.16.2016 | World
Nick Robins

"2016 is set to be the year of green finance. Across the world, we are seeing a growing number of countries aligning their financial systems with the sustainability imperative."

Part II: Reflections on COP 21- Inspired for 2016 by Business and Finance

Catherine Cunningham | Posted 01.11.2016 | World
Catherine Cunningham

A Deeper Reflection on Why The World Reached an International Agreement at this COP 21 The year 2016 marks a new era of global cooperation on clim...

Reflections on COP 21: The Paris Agreement

Catherine Cunningham | Posted 01.05.2016 | Green
Catherine Cunningham

Part I: InSpired about Our Future...and Our Children's Future Twilight on the Winter Solstice, the sun emit such a rich magnetic glow across ...

GDP Growth Belongs to Economic History

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

Using Green GDP as the new (and long overdue) default indicator will allow us to factor the value of a healthy environment for human life into the calculations political and economic decisions are based on.

#ParisAgreement -- Now What?

Mads Nipper | Posted 12.14.2015 | Green
Mads Nipper

I believe there is good reason to celebrate the outcome of COP21. However, let us all remember that when the celebration is over, words have to be exchanged with concrete action.

A View From Paris: Business Stepping Up

Andrew Winston | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Andrew Winston

The last two weeks in the City of Light have been dedicated to defying terrorism and intolerance and moving the world toward a solution to climate change.

Keeping the Momentum Going Towards Greater Goals

Mads Nipper | Posted 12.10.2015 | Green
Mads Nipper

We must find joint solutions to the climate challenges. Period. This is the obligation facing politicians, organizations and businesses participating ...

The Drops Really do Count

Mads Nipper | Posted 12.09.2015 | Green
Mads Nipper

These past days, where climate challenges, water scarcity and finding solutions to the grave issues, the world is facing, are on top of the agenda, an...

The Vicious Circle of Climate Change and Water Scarcity

Mads Nipper | Posted 12.09.2015 | Green
Mads Nipper

Water scarcity is already a problem; it is not only a distant threat on the horizon. In fact, water scarcity already affects more than 40 percent of the global population and the proportion is expected to rise.

Cities and Business In Search for Solutions

Mads Nipper | Posted 12.09.2015 | Green
Mads Nipper

With this initiative, we can move even closer in the dialog on needs and solutions and accordingly we might be able to speed up actions addressing challenges not only on energy, but likewise on water. For the benefit of cities, society as well as for green growth.

The Road Through Paris: InSpire at COP 21 With Youth, Women, Native Voices

Catherine Cunningham | Posted 12.04.2015 | World
Catherine Cunningham

To raise the presence, voice, and participation of youth in the UN House (as well- to tap into indigenous wisdom through native story-telling) during this important Paris Climate Change Conference, we have written and produced a youth-centered film, based on a powerful Incan Story of Creation.

When Mobile Money Makes Access Equal

Mads Nipper | Posted 12.04.2015 | Green
Mads Nipper

Technology is a fascinating thing. And it's almost impossible to grasp how far we've come in such a short while. Had you told me some 30 years ago tha...

Pumps on the Road to a Better Climate

Mads Nipper | Posted 12.03.2015 | Green
Mads Nipper

I don't think we would have the world we know today without pumps. And to my best knowledge, we can change the world with pumps. We can dramatically impact the climate by using highly energy efficient pumps. With technology that exists today...

Should Crimes Against the Environment & Animals Deserve International Prosecution?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.22.2015 | Green
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Should crimes against the environment and animals be addressed by an international criminal code and prosecuted by an international tribunal, particularly if national courts are unwilling, unable or deemed inadequate?

A Marine Bank: Too Big to Fail

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

How can we be largely unaware that such an important piece of the earth's ecological puzzle -- two-thirds the size of the continental U.S -- is disappearing?

Watermark

Peter Neill | Posted 07.07.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

As we continue to consider the prospect for global water resources, we need first to make a major adjustment to how we measure the water we use, how w...

Are Animals Global Citizens?

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Susan Sacirbey

The issue of whether chimpanzees deserve to be treated as "legal persons" differs from whether animals should be seen as deserving their own rights to exist a "normal life" beyond their utility and/or rights to them asserted by humans.

Consuming With Care: World Environment Day 2015

Rosaly Byrd | Posted 06.10.2015 | Green
Rosaly Byrd

It is important to signal to these companies that we want our goods to come from sustainable supply chains, even if it may be at a premium. Yet it is also important to reflect and think about where our goods come from before purchasing more.

Three Food Resolutions We Can All Make

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 02.21.2015 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

The global community needs to make three important New Years resolutions as part of the Milan Charter in 2015 in order to create a food system that makes hunger, obesity, food waste, and injustice part of the past.

The Emissions Gap Roadmap

Dr. Andrew Steer | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green
Dr. Andrew Steer

This recent momentum -- and much more -- will be required to keep global mean temperature within 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F) of what it was in pre-industrial times.

Good Environment for Sustainable Business

Badr Jafar | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Badr Jafar

It is easy to think that one person, or one business, can never make a meaningful difference, and that short-term priorities usually prevail. However that attitude is in itself as unsustainable as the actions that it will precipitate.

Family Farming: The Key to Alleviating Hunger and Poverty

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

Small-scale, family-run farms not only form the base of rural communities in both the developing and developed world and provide a large number of jobs, but they are also at the center of sustainable production.

Is Poaching a 'Threat to International Peace & Security'?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.04.2013 | Green
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Poaching has been intermittently addressed by the UN Security Council as part of the conflicts and broad human rights abuses cited. However, is poaching and the illegal trade the motivation rather than just the means?

140 Countries Vow to Cut Toxic Mercury Release

Ben Barber | Posted 04.22.2013 | World
Ben Barber

More than 140 countries meeting in Geneva last month signed off on a pact to curb the release of toxic mercury around the world by giant coal-burning power plants as well as 13 million poor artisanal gold miners.

UN Report: Passed The Point Of Averting Worst Effects Of Climate Change

Posted 11.23.2012 | Green

By Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor: Global greenhouse-gas emissions already have passed the point where the worst effects of global...