Will India reduce its reliance on coal?
Current plans to build 370 coal-fired power stations in India will gravely undermine the country’s Paris climate pledge, or create “stranded assets” worth billions of dollars. That’s the conclusion of a new paper, published in the American Geophysical Union journal Earth’s Future. These planned plants would increase Indian coal generating capacity [...]
Tue, Apr 25, 2017
The use of fossil fuel, particularly coal and oil, must decline “sharply” if the world is to meet the goals of the Paris accord, according to a new report backed by energy giants Shell and BHP Billiton. Global coal use must be cut by 70% within 25 years, oil use must fall [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Infographic: Ten options for negative emissions
The UK has launched a £8.6m national research programme on how to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. It is thought to be the world’s first research programme dedicated to this topic. The public money will fund projects exploring the real-world potential of “negative emissions” technologies (NETs), including soil carbon management, [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017
Michael Gerrard is the Andrew Sabin professor of professional practice at Columbia Law School in New York, where he teaches courses on environmental law, climate change law and energy regulation. He is also the director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law. His books include Global Climate Change and [...]
Wed, Apr 19, 2017
A young girl sits on a jerry can, as her mother fills up another with water, near the town of Jowhar, Somalia, on December 15. The area around Jowhar experienced large amounts of flooding
In 2015-16, one of the strongest El Niño events in recorded history played havoc with the world’s weather. Among its impacts, heavy rainfall brought flooding to much of East Africa, affecting millions of people. In the wake of the floods came a cholera epidemic, with outbreaks in Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia and [...]
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

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Human Rights Watch is calling on the fashion industry to adopt and carry out the Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Transparency Pledge. The organization contacted 72 apparel companies, asking them to publish information identifying the factories that produce their goods, addressing a key obstacle to rooting out abusive labor practices more >>
Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Long-term climate change risks are increasingly informing financial decisions for the world’s biggest investors says a recent report from the London-based Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP). Yet, a considerable number of companies in the financial sector, particularly in North America, Asia and the Middle East, show no evidence of any more >>
Fri, Apr 28, 2017
DanoneWave, the newly combined entity of WhiteWave Foods and Danone’s dairy business, has been incorporated as a public benefit corporation in the U.S. With more than $6 billion in revenue and 6,000 employees, DanoneWave will be the largest public benefit corporation, which is a corporate structure intended to operate in more >>
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