Right Livelihood Newsletter September 2017

  The Laureates of this year’s Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, will be announced on 26 September. The announcement will take place in Stockholm at 09:00 CET (07:00 UTC) at the Swedish Foreign Office International Press Centre, Fredsgatan 6. The announcement will be made by …

WRI Digest: Live From NY | 2050 Goals | Extreme Weather

WRI DIGEST Live from NY: Sustainable Development and Climate Week  World leaders are in New York City this week for the UN General Assembly and Climate Week NYC. WRI experts will join the conversation, offering data, analysis and solutions at a half-dozen events, from the Open Government Partnership to Science …

September Updates from the World Future Council

NEWS FROM THE WFC IN SEPTEMBER Dear Friends & Supporters, This year’s Future Policy Award highlighted best practices that combat land degradation. The Ethiopian region Tigray received Gold! Find out more about the Award ceremony in China, and why we must tackle desertification to build peace, in this newsletter. This …

Spark: The Importance of Distribution-Scale Solar for Grid Resilience

THE IMPORTANCE OF DISTRIBUTION-SCALE SOLAR FOR GRID RESILIENCE When Hurricanes Harvey and Irma blew through the southern United States and the Caribbean, they left millions without power. As cities, utilities, and islands rebuild, there’s an option to look toward solutions that provide grid resilience, such as distributed energy—especially solar and …

Mourning the Loss of RLI’s Dr. Seana Lowe Steffen

“We at Ethical Markets Media Certified B. Corporation, were shocked to learn of this tragic loss of our dear friend Seana Steffen. Her visit here and our deep conversations were enriching and inspiring.  We will keep her memory bright and continue in the work we shared so deeply toward a …

Climate attribution & corporate accountability: new research

“Ethical Markets highly recommends this ground-breaking research.   ~Hazel Henderson, Editor” I am pleased to announce the publication today of a new paper in the leading peer-reviewed journal Climatic Change with climate scientists and colleagues at Union of Concerned Scientists and University of Oxford. The research team developed a methodology for attributing and apportioning …