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I am pleased to confirm our flagship Responsible Business Summit is back and will be taking place in London on May 19-20.
As someone that’s attended one of previous summits I wanted to give you an update on what you can expect at RBS’14...
• Leading insight from CEOs: Board members give a different perspective to csr execs – they know where sustainability is heading and can share the decisions and strategies that will have impact on you. So far I’ve secured CEOs from Sainsbury’s, Alliance Boots, SABMiller, BUPA, The Southern Co-operative and Pure Circles
• 3x the learning: Three tracks will run parallel over the two days to allow you to tailor both days to your specific needs. Whether you work for a B2B or B2C company we have targeted sessions designed for [...]
4 Issues to Watch as COP 19 Wraps Up. The world beyond the unfccc cop 19 negotiations looms large - both with challenges and with promise. It's an important reminder of the stakes inside the negotiating venue. Photo: Official Opening Plenary at the Caring for Climate Business Forum on November 19 during cop 19. Right to left: H.E. Marcin Korolec, Minister of Environment, poland and COP19/CMP9 President; Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC; Andrew Steer, President and CEO, WRI; George Hamilton, Vice President, Olympic Operations, Dow Chemical Company.
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China and the Soybean Challenge
Lester R. Brown
Earth Policy Release
Full Planet, empty plates
November 6, 2013
Some 3,000 years ago, farmers in eastern china domesticated the soybean. In 1765, the first soybeans arrived in North America, but they did not soon catch on as a crop. For 150 years or so the soybean languished as a curiosity in gardens.
Then in the late 1920s, a market for soybean oil began to develop, moving the soybean from the garden to the field. During the 1930s, soybean production in the united states climbed from 400,000 tons to over 2 million tons. And as growth in the demand for the oil gained momentum, soybean production jumped to over 8 million tons in 1950.
By Ellen Brown
Reports are that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is engaged in a massive, covert military buildup. An article in the Associated Press in February confirmed an open purchase order by DHS for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. According to an op-ed in Forbes, that’s enough to sustain an Iraq-sized war for over 20 years.
DHS has also acquired heavily armored tanks, which have been seen roaming the streets. Evidently somebody in government is expecting some serious civil unrest. The question is, why?
Recently revealed statements by former UK prime minister Gordon Brown at the height of the banking crisis in October 2008
could give some insights into that question. An article on BBC News on September 21, 2013, drew from an explosive [...]
Emily E. Adams
Earth Policy Release
October 2, 2013
Carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels in the United States peaked at more than 1.6 billion tons of carbon in 2007. Since then they have fallen 11 percent, dropping to over 1.4 billion tons in 2013, according to estimates from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Emissions shrank rapidly during the recession, then bounced back slightly as the economy recovered. But shifting market conditions, pollution regulations, and changing behaviors are also behind the decline.
Oil is the largest source of carbon emissions in the United States. After a steep drop following the 1979 oil crisis, emissions from oil climbed steadily until 2005, [...]