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Audi, DuPont, Novozymes Among 20 Orgs Joining Below50 Coalition to Scale Up Sustainable Fuels

Any company that helps to produce, invest in or use fuels that reduce carbon dioxide emissions by at least 50 percent relative to conventional fossil …

Food, Beverage Execs to GOP: Climate Change Is Hurting Our Supply Chains

Climate change poses “inherent risk to the food supply system,” according to food and beverage industry execs who took this message to Capitol Hill, …

Insurance companies taking too big a risk on fossil fuels, report says

The US insurance industry is the second largest institutional investor in oil, gas and coal – but it risks losing money if it doesn’t change its investment strategy<p>The US insurance industry, the country’s second largest institutional investor in oil, gas and coal with $459bn in fossil fuel …

Make building standards top priority for tackling climate change, says IEA chief

Energy inefficient and substandard construction in developing countries locking the world into high greenhouse gas emissions for decades, warns Fatih Birol<p>Buildings currently being constructed at an increasing rate in developing countries are locking the world into high greenhouse gas emissions for …

The Journey to Creating a Scalable Social Enterprise

Image credit: DivvyUp<p>Related:<p>In today's startup world, high burn rates and the need to raise multiple rounds of funding have become the norm. It's …

Florida

#BusinessCase: Top 9 Reasons for Businesses to Proactively Manage Water

Image credit: VF Corporation<p>Related:<p>A sustainability manager at a large auto parts manufacturer recently explained the company’s lack of interest in …

Water

A Tale of Two Crises

Related:<p>We had a very interesting finding from our Eco Pulse 2015 study that took us by surprise: the percentage of people who said they had stopped …

Influencing Consumers Is Great, But What About Sustainable Behaviour Change Within Your Organization?

Image credit: Krukow<p>Related:<p>Organizations across the globe are becoming increasingly focused on delivering sustainable products and services to their …

Half of Employees Won't Work for Companies That Don’t Have Strong CSR Commitments

Image credit: Huffington Post Canada<p>Related:<p>Two-thirds of U.S. employees feel their work and personal life are becoming increasingly blended and …

Employee Engagement

A very Australian energy revolution: Why consumers love battery storage

One in four Australians would use solar and battery storage to quit the electricity grid, a new report has claimed, as part of a “very Australian …

Consumers want to know: What does sustainability really mean?

Leave it to pop star Justin Bieber to inject from romantic angst into a seemingly straightforward question: "What do you mean?"<p>The context is …

Attention, Change Agents: How to Help Shape Your CEO's Sustainability Decisions

Image credit: The Embedding Project<p>Related:<p>It’s no secret that your CEO’s level of commitment to sustainability can have a huge impact on your …

Where Do We Go Now? A Map for Keeping Climate Action on Track After Paris

Where Do We Go Now? A Map for Keeping Climate Action on Track After ParisAdd Comment|PrintNegotiators in Bonn, Germany must begin serious work this …

Syria and climate change: did the media get it right?

<b>During 2015 the media started connecting climate change with the conflict in Syria and subsequent refugee movements across Europe. Many reports were</b> …

Seven signs a clean energy revolution is under way

<b>Following a string of warming records and weather extremes, the need to stop chucking greenhouse gases into the air has never been clearer.</b><p>Yet …

7 Charts Show How Renewables Broke Records Globally in 2015

Global investment in renewable energy reached record levels in 2015, according to a new report from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Bloomberg …

Renewable Energy

Ten years on: how Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth made its mark

Ten years ago, An Inconvenient Truth opened in cinemas in the United States.<p>Starring former US vice president Al Gore, the documentary about the …

Vote Compass: Australians back carbon pricing, want more action on climate change

Three years on from Tony Abbott's successful campaign to "axe" the carbon tax, new figures show a significant majority of Australians now support …

How Greg Hunt and his department turned good news into an international scandal

The full draft of the Unesco report on climate change reveals many mentions of Australia were actually positive<p>Greg Hunt has conducted one of the strangest manoeuvres of his already rather gymnastic career, over the erasure of Australia from a United Nations report on climate change.<p>Guardian …

Coalition’s great big climate hoax turns to outright denial

The far right of the Coalition has maintained enormous ideological discipline to insist – in the face of ever mounting evidence to the contrary – …

“Whatever happened to the old Malcolm Turnbull on climate change?”

“Malcolm, whatever happened to the old Malcolm Turnbull on climate change? You were so impressive when you were leading on climate change. Now you …

Greens to out

The Australian Greens are expected to announce new policy on the weekend that would spend $265 million on helping Australian communities to set up …

Labor seeks to thrust renewable energy onto centre stage

Federal Labor has finally put some meat on the bones of its proposed renewable energy target, with the release of some policy detail into how it …

Is the Coalition talking up wind and solar, or talking them down?

The focus by Labor and the Greens on the merits and desire of renewable energy appears to have hit a sore spot in the Coalition, but even those in …

IPA renews call to abolish ARENA. But does it know why?

The Institute of Public Affairs, the notorious right wing think tank that had the ear of the Abbott government and still looks influential in the …

Coalition’s transition plan: Build a new mega coal mine

The Coalition government has restated its commitment to ensure major new coal projects like the Adani-owned Carmichael mega mine in north Queensland …

Why has climate change disappeared from the Australian election radar?

David Holmes, <i>Monash University</i><p>The contest over climate change that characterised the previous three elections seems to have disappeared off the …

IGCC outlines climate change policy priorities

The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) has identified seven climate change policy priorities for the next term of federal government that should …