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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...

Is Rising Wealth In Asia Driving Overexploitation Of World's Fish Stocks?

AP | Posted 01.24.2012 | Green

MANILA, Philippines -- Rising wealth in Asia and fishing subsidies are among factors driving overexploitation of the world's fish resources, while fis...

Get It Done! Youth to UN on Internationally Binding Climate Treaty

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

As the sun had risen in Durban, the Durban Platform was passed at the COP 17. Yet in a replay of Copenhagen two years ago, backroom texts emerged at the 11th hour and the process was thrown into disarray.

Global Phase-out of Lead in Gasoline Succeeds: Major Victory for Kids' Health

Peter Lehner | Posted 01.01.2012 | Green
Peter Lehner

Even small amounts of lead can lower a child's IQ level and shorten attention span. Children with lead in their blood are also more likely to become aggressive, violent and delinquent.

Happy Ozone Day: Looking to the Past for a Stable Climate Future

Dan Worth | Posted 11.16.2011 | Green
Dan Worth

As we stand a little over three months away from the end of the Kyoto Protocol's first commitment period, the world finds itself with no internationally binding agreement.

Report Urges World To Secure Drinking Water Access

AP | Posted 03.21.2012 | Green

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Investing as little as 0.16 percent of the world's gross domestic product – or $198 billion per year – could give half a billion...

Renewable Energy Keeps Growing: Earth Summit in Rio Provides Opportunity for More Action

Jake Schmidt | Posted 09.17.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Next year at the Earth Summit, countries and companies have a chance to build upon momentum by committing to deeper actions to spur renewable energy deployment. This is an important opportunity that shouldn't be missed.

UN Climate Negotiations: Denmark and Bolivia Present Their Emissions Reductions

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Bonn, Germany -- On Thursday, specific nations presented their work to reduce emissions. Thursday morning, Canada, the EU, the Alliance of Small Islan...

United Nations Environment Programme Launches Emissions Gap Report

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Cancún, Mexico - Yesterday afternoon, United Nations Environment Programme released the Emissions Gap Report, which seeks to assess how we are doing ...

COP 16: Breakout Groups

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

As thousands of people marched on the COP-16 climate summit to condemn the false solutions and backroom deals being pushed in the negotiations, solidarity actions unfolded in over 100 cities around the world.

High Level Negotiations Kick Off

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

It remains to be seen what emerges from the negotiations in the days to come.

Cancún Opens for GREEN Business, but REDD Will Destroy Indigenous Forest Cultures

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

How would anyone who is supporting REDD feel if they're evicted from their home -- it's been happening a lot in U.S. with the real-estate collapse and no one likes it. So why would we support REDD?

Pledged International Emissions Cuts Aren't Enough

AP | MATTI HUUHTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HELSINKI — Emissions cuts pledged by countries in a nonbinding climate accord last year fall short of what's needed to avoid the worst consequen...

Natural Value at Bargain Prices

Kiyotaka Akasaka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kiyotaka Akasaka

2010 was supposed to be the year that the world reversed the loss of biodiversity. Countries have failed to reach this target, however, and species a...

Biodiversity Loss Continues Unabated Despite International Efforts

John F. Bruno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John F. Bruno

As we recently reported in Science magazine, biodiversity has continued to decline over the past four decades. This is largely due to increased pressures resulting from human population economic growth.

What's Up With the Rainforest: More Hope, Less Blame

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

While corporations have jumped on the eco-bandwagon, we'd like to call attention to the unsung heroes who have shown a dedication to environmentalism, not driven by profit or personal gain.

Greening the Blue

Kiyotaka Akasaka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kiyotaka Akasaka

This year, the UN is launching a new public web site that records the carbon footprint of just about every UN agency. The first step in solving a problem is figuring out its true scope and being transparent about it.

COP15 in Copenhagen Critical as Tipping Points Reached; Global Rise of 6.3 Degrees Now Forecast

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

COP15 may very well be the last chance for the world to reach a consensus on measures to reduce GHG emissions and avoid climate chaos for the next millennium.

Trinidad Journal: Drummit2Summit Launches Sustainability First Initiative

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arlene M. Roberts

Faced with the prospect of rapidly depleting natural resources globally, there are renewed calls to find alternate sources of energy an...

Darfur Conflict Ravages Environment

Reuters | Andrew Heavens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Sudan's Darfur conflict has devastated the environment in the region, stripping forests and destroying farmland, according to a U.N. report. People c...