Investors respond to conclusion of UN Climate Change conference in Durban

kristy Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News

NEWS RELEASE IIGCC responds to conclusion of UN Climate Change conference in Durban London, December 11, 2011 In response to the conclusion of the United Nations Climate Change conference in Durban, Stephanie Pfeifer, Executive Director of The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) said: “Climate negotiators have taken a …

SSgA bond strategy ‘cornerstone of broader platform’

kristy Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News

SSgA bond strategy ‘cornerstone of broader platform’ State Street Global Advisors’ recently announced “high-quality green bond strategy” is expected to be the first part of a broader environmental fixed-income platform, its head of environmental, social and governance investing told Environmental Finance. More >>> US wind power sector soaring – AWEA …

U.S. Gasoline Use Declining, Keystone XL Pipeline Not Needed

kristy Trendspotting

U.S. Gasoline Use Declining: Keystone XL Pipeline Not Needed Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2011/update100 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update October 6, 2011 For Immediate Release As the debate unfolds about whether to build a 1,711-mile pipeline to carry crude oil from the tar sands in Canada to refineries in Texas, …

Carbon Bubble Growing, but Markets Aren’t Listening

kristy Green Prosperity

Published on GreenBiz.com (http://www.greenbiz.com) ——————————————————————————– Carbon Bubble Growing, but Markets Aren’t Listening By James Leaton Created 2011-07-15 04:46 How much carbon dioxide would be released if all the proven fossil fuel reserves owned by public companies was burnt? Carbon Tracker’s estimate: 745 gigatonnes CO2. How much carbon dioxide can we …

Shining a Light on Energy Efficiency

kristy Resource Efficiency

Shining a Light on Energy Efficiency www.earth-policy.org/data_highlights/2011/highlights15 Earth Policy Release Data Highlight July 12, 2011 Our inefficient, carbon-based energy economy threatens to irreversibly disrupt the Earth’s climate. Averting dangerous climate change and the resultant crop-shrinking heat waves, more-destructive storms, accelerated sea level rise, and waves of climate refugees means cutting …

U.S. Mayors Find Ways to Advance Energy, Sustainability Efforts despite Economy

kristy Sustainability News, Wealth of Networks

U.S. Mayors Find Ways to Advance Energy, Sustainability Efforts despite Economy BALTIMORE, Maryland (June 17, 2011) – Despite challenging economic conditions, a landmark survey of nearly 400 mayors in all 50 states has found that energy and sustainability efforts have maintained momentum within cities. The study, prepared for The U.S. …

Adapting the Global Marshall Plan Concept

kristy Global Citizen

Global Marshall Plan Initiative www.globalmarshallplan.org Adapting the Global Marshall Plan Concept Local Groups Arranged two Inspiring University Days in Southern Germany Worst ever carbon emissions leave climate on the brink WEED-Report on the role of the European Central Bank in the crisis Children preparing Durban COP17 Donate for Africa! Plant-for-the-Planet …

Worst Ever Carbon Emissions Leave Climate on the Brink

kristy Earth Systems Science

Published on Monday, May 30, 2011 by The Guardian/UK Worst Ever Carbon Emissions Leave Climate on the Brink Exclusive: Record rise, despite recession, means 2C target almost out of reach by Fiona Harvey Greenhouse gas emissions increased by a record amount last year, to the highest carbon output in history, …

Alliance of business and green groups supports Government announcement on carbon targets

kristy SRI/ESG News

An alliance of the UK’s largest businesses and environmental groups welcome yesterday’s commitment to a legally binding target to reduce carbon emissions to 2027. They state that strong and clear action on climate change is essential for long-term economic growth, jobs and competitive advantage. In an open letter to the …