ECONOMIC GROWTH AND ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE CAN NOW BE ACHIEVED TOGETHER, FINDS GLOBAL COMMISSION

Ethical Markets welcomes this report which conforms to our own research in our Green Transition Scoreboard®.  Hazel Henderson, Editor   New report aims to drive action by world leaders, business executives and investors ahead of major summit on climate change Editor’s note: The “Better Growth, Better Climate” report, including infographics …

Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability and Business Risks

        HIGHLIGHTS   Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability and Business Risks  Dozens of countries are deciding whether or not to develop their shale gas and tight oil resources, as shale gas could boost recoverable natural gas resources by 47 percent, cut greenhouse gas emissions compared to …

SECURING FOREST RIGHTS, COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE

      SECURING FOREST RIGHTS, COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE   Community Forests: An Undervalued Approach to Climate Change Mitigation  WRI’s Land and Resource Rights project, in partnership with the Rights and Resources Initiative, released a groundbreaking new report, Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change: How Strengthening Community Forests Rights Mitigates Climate …

COMPANIES WANT MORE RENEWABLE ENERGY

COMPANIES WANT MORE RENEWABLE ENERGY Tackling U.S. Corporations’ 3 Challenges To Buying Renewable Energy Sixty percent of the largest U.S. companies have now set climate and energy goals to increase their use of renewable energy. The problem is that they face several market challenges in actually reaching these goals. wri …

WRI Digest: State of the Union, Davos, and more

                   WRI Digest: State of the Union, Davos, and more STATEMENT: WRI Response to the 2014 State of the Union Address.In his State of the Union address, President Obama asserted, “The debate is settled. Climate change is a fact,” and called for greater urgency to tackle climate change. WRI’s President Dr. Andrew …

WRI Digest

                     WRI Digest 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 …

WRI Digest

At the end of September, WRI helped launch The New Climate Economy, the flagship project of The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. The year-long research project will analyze the economic costs and benefits of climate action. In an OpEd originally posted on Project Syndicate, former President of Mexico and current …

WRI Digest: Lessons from Florida: How Local Adaptation Efforts Can Complement National Climate Action.

Lessons from Florida: How Local Adaptation Efforts Can Complement National Climate Action. Bill Richardson — WRI Board member, former governor of New Mexico and former Secretary of Energy — participated in a climate rally in Miami last week. In a Huffington Post blog , Richardson writes, “Florida is the most vulnerable U.S. state to …

WRI Digest: 3 Needs For A Sustainable Food Future, Bonn Climate Talks

  WRI Digest The Great Balancing Act: 3 Needs For A Sustainable Food Future. How can the world feed more than 9 billion people by 2050 in a manner that advances economic development and reduces pressure on the environment? Answering it requires a “great balancing act” of three needs – all …

WRI Digest: Water Risk Maps | Reducing U.S. Emissions | Transportation & Road Safety

To view this email as a web page, go here. WRI Digest: February 2013                  Water Risk Maps | Reducing U.S. Emissions | Transportation & Road Safety New Aqueduct Mapping Tool Provides Unprecedented Ability to Assess Water Risk. Water is very complicated. It’s affected by large-scale issues like climate change and globalization. …