69th General Debate Continues Discussion of Post-2015 Agenda, Highlights Biodiversity, SIDS Issues

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Sustainability News, Earth Systems Science

  A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Notice: IISD Reporting Services invites you to complete a brief survey (by 30 September 2014) that we have designed to ensure that our knowledgebases are as useful and informative as possible. Click here to enter …

Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) – ‘The Sustainable Development of SIDS Through Genuine and Durable Partnerships’

Jay Owen Trendspotting, Earth Systems Science

  Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) – ‘The Sustainable Development of SIDS Through Genuine and Durable Partnerships’ 1-4 September 2014 | Apia, Samoa   http://www.iisd.ca/sids/sids2014/   The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) took place from 1-4 September 2014 in Apia, Samoa, on …

Industry associations are strategic actors in transitioning Caribbean SIDS to sustainable economies

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

SIDS Conference Edition #3: Private Sector  Subscribe Apia, Samoa Calendar: Parallel & Side Events  Forward this email to a friend                       Download a PDF of today’s edition on private sector partnerships in Small Island Developing States (SIDS).  edition Industry associations are strategic actors in transitioning Caribbean SIDS to sustainable …

SUMMARY OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) CONFERENCE ON HEALTH AND CLIMATE

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

The World Health Organization (WHO) Conference on Health and Climate took place at WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland from 27-29 August 2014. It was attended by 360 participants, including health and environment ministers of WHO member states, senior civil servants, technical experts, UN agencies, NGOs, chief executives from health authorities …

SAMOA: On eve of major conference, UN chief spurs green investment in small islands

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

31 August 2014 – Encouraging partnerships between the private sector and small developing island nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged corporate leaders to invest in renewable energy and make historic strides in sustainability. “Oceans isolate small islands – but when they are managed well they become a constant source of wealth,” …

BETTER MARKETS: Financial Reform Newsletter

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

  Financial Reform Newsletter July 10, 2014 As the media reports that more Wall Street settlements are coming, Better Markets continues to fight for accountability on Wall Street and at the Justice Department, urging a federal court to require DOJ to tell the American people what JPMorgan Chase did in …

China Might Be Winning The Race To Reduce Solar Costs

Jay Owen Resource Efficiency

China Might Be Winning The Race To Reduce Solar Costs Many people, even fanatical advocates of solar power, are unaware quite how close we are to reaching a critical milestone in the industry. Within a fairly short space of time, solar generated electricity will be fully cost competitive with coal-powered electricity …

New Industry Paper Examines Reports on Geothermal Power Costs and Benefits

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT: Shawna McGregor, [email protected], 917-971-7852   New Industry Paper Examines Reports on Geothermal Power Costs and Benefits   Washington, D.C. (June 16, 2014) — Geothermal energy is an affordable power source, according to an analysis of several government and private sector reports published in 2014. The …

GRI contributes to interactive dialogue at the UN General Assembly

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

GRI Press release For immediate release, 1 May 2014 GRI contributes to interactive dialogue at the UN General Assembly Teresa Fogelberg, Deputy Chief Executive GRI, will speak at the UN General Assembly in New York today. Ms Fogelberg will participate as a panelist in an interactive dialogue entitled ‘Elements for …

Global Oceans Action Summit Bulletin – Vol. 186 No. 3 – Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth – Final Summary

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

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