(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The avalanche of stories after the Harvey Weinstein revelations has shown that this kind of deeply inappropriate behavior is rife across other industries and culture. It’s like a social pandemic.
FROM THE EDITOR
Canadian Climate Change Program Promises Big Impact
In the Quietly Making Progressive News department . . . our eminently sensible neighbors to the north are engaging in innovative research into sustainable agriculture. The federal Canadian government is sponsoring 20 new projects with the CD$27 million Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program (AGGP), a partnership with universities and conservation groups across the country, reports Markets Insider. The goal? “The program supports research into greenhouse gas mitigation practices and technologies that can be adopted on the farm.” The AGGP investments support the Global Research Alliance (GRA) on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases, a group of 49 countries working to find ways to grow more food without growing greenhouse gas emissions. (Agriculture, along with forestry, account for 30% of global GHG emissions.) Innovative, collective, government-backed action to deal with climate change: anybody in the US polity interested?
John Howell, Editorial Director
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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Global investors are increasingly hesitant to invest in companies with a traditional growth model that fails to incorporate the principles of sustainability. Recognizing this trend, China is getting ready to shed off its historic burden as the world’s largest producer of CO2 emissions, with major Chinese companies implementing comprehensive measures to address the threat of climate change.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) A third of the food produced globally is never eaten. It’s a problem that costs the global economy an estimated $940 billion. Lost and wasted food also contributes to climate change, generating about 8 percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and consuming around 25 percent of water used in agriculture.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The ‘elephant in the room’ may well be replaced with the ‘cow in the room’ when it comes to GHG emissions. Livestock is the biggest emitter of gases that cause climate change. Yet, authorities and decision-makers tend to focus on other industries, such as transportation and manufacturing, and leave animal agriculture out of their mitigation plans.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - India is booming: the rise of a huge middle class, a free-spending younger generation and business-friendly government reforms is making it one of the world's fastest-growing emerging market economies, one that expects to post 6.6 percent growth this fiscal year. By contrast, forecasts have the US economy growing at 2.3 percent in 2017. But if a rapidly growing India wants to enter the modern world, it needs to fix its infrastructure.