Oilprice article for Ethical Markets: New EPA Rule Requires Chemical Disclosure for Offshore Fracking

New EPA Rule Requires Chemical Disclosure for Offshore Fracking The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a rule on January 9, 2014 requiring oil and gas companies using hydraulic fracturing off the coast of California to disclose the chemicals they discharge into the ocean. Oil and gas companies have been fracking offshore California …

RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT: INNOVATIVE TOOLS BUT LIMITED APPLICATION IN PRACTICE

RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT: INNOVATIVE TOOLS BUT LIMITED APPLICATION IN PRACTICE Paris, 3rd December 2013. Today, for the sixth time, Novethic will be convening asset owners from across Europe to its annual conference, “ESG Strategies for responsible investors”. The day’s aim is to encourage exchanges between investors on the integration of Environmental, …

SUMMARY OF THE GLOBAL LANDSCAPES FORUM 16-17 NOVEMBER 2013

The first Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) convened on Saturday and Sunday, 16 and 17 November 2013, at the University of Warsaw in Poland, on the sidelines of the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (cop 19) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Forum combines …

SIS scientific publication November 2013 The New Genetics and Natural versus Artificial Genetic Modification

SIS scientific publication November 2013 The New Genetics and Naturalversus Artificial Genetic Modification###################################################################Mae-Wan Ho, Entropy 2013, 15, 4748-81.Abstract: The original rationale and impetus for artificial geneticmodification was the “central dogma” of molecular biology that assumed DNAcarries all the instructions for making an organism, which are transmittedvia rna to protein to …

2030 Decarbonisation Vote: Businesses will now turn to Lords for energy policy certainty

2030 Decarbonisation Vote: Businesses will now turn to Lords for energy policy certainty For immediate release   The Aldersgate Group and its business members are encouraged to see how many MPs recognise that a 2030 decarbonisation target is essential for driving investment and economic growth.   Andrew Raingold, Executive Director …

Revival of film “ The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – Chávez: Inside the Coup”

Hugo Chávez’ rule was controversial.  His death has been mourned and celebrated.  Watch this film on one of the more tumultuous periods of his presidency.  From Wikipedia:  The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Spanish: La revolución no será transmitida), also known as Chávez: Inside the Coup, is a 2003 documentary …

ITUC Welcomes UN Social Protection Report – ITUC OnLine

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine ITUC Welcomes UN Social Protection Report Brussels, 28 October 2011 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has welcomed the recommendations of a new report “Social Protection Floor for a Fair and Inclusive Globalization”, presented this week to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon by former President of …

Un Chief Urges Change In Resource Consumption Patterns

UN CHIEF URGES CHANGE IN RESOURCE CONSUMPTION PATTERNS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT New York, May 13 2011 7:05PM Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the need for fundamental changes in humanity’s resource consumption patterns and values, saying the planet’s natural environment is under unprecedented pressure with far-reaching social and economic consequences. “Our …

Is BoP relevant for rebuilding north-eastern Japan?

A publication from CSR Asia Weekly Is BoP relevant for rebuilding north-eastern Japan? Recently, a CSR director from a major Japanese multinational corporation gave fresh impetus to the concept of BoP. He suggested that rebuilding north-eastern Japan, … Read more Preparing for a future with greenhouse gas product labelling – …