Climate Change

Ray C. Anderson Foundation is the Latest Institution To Divest From Fossil Fuels

(3BL Media/Justmeans) Burning fossil fuels has made our modern world possible with its many conveniences, but it has also been the main cause of climate change. As UN Chief Antonio Guterres recently declared, “Continuing to invest in fossil fuels would create “an unsustainable future.” He added that “we must stop making bets on an unsustainable future that will place savings and societies at risk."

University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s #AddWater Campaign

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The campaign #AddWater is a simple, but effective scheme where staff and students at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s (UWTSD) Lampeter campus are being asked to add 5p (or more) to the cost of the drinks they buy from the university’s catering outlets.

The Race to Protect the Gene Pool Of Coffee

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Ethiopia contains rugged highlands and lush, tropical forests, where the ‘coffea arabica’ grows in its original, wild form. The forests of southwest Ethiopia are considered to be the birthplace of coffee and the centre of its genetic diversity. Here we find Yayu, which is a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, with a delicate interdependence between flora and fauna.

IMF Tells Rich Countries You Must Do More To Help Poor Nations Cope With Climate Change 

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Last month UK’s Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon dismissed complaints that the UK's response to the devastation of the British Virgin Islands by Hurricane Irma was "found wanting" and that it was slower than France and the Netherlands. The British Overseas Territories are self-governing, but rely on the UK for protection from natural disasters.

How TD Bank Supports Flood Protection In Florida

(3BL/JustMeans) Sea level rise is affecting Florida. Most of Florida’s infrastructure was not built to accommodate major sea level rise, and much of the state’s current coastal infrastructure will need to be either improved or replaced as the sea level rises.

JPMorgan Chase Proves Business Can Lead On Climate Change

(3BL/JustMeans) JPMorgan Chase has a big global reach. It has offices and operations in over 60 countries in more than 5,500 properties that cover about 75 million square feet—about 27 times the square footage of the office space in the Empire State Building. When a company that big announces new environmental sustainability goals, it has an impact.

The Environmental Challenges and Opportunities Facing Food and Beverage Companies

(3BL/JustMeans) — Food and beverage companies need to buy agricultural commodities to make their products. Commodity sourcing can be very challenging. Agricultural productivity is affected by the increasingly erratic weather patterns that climate change brings, plus groundwater depletion and soil erosion. Illegal and questionable practices in supply chains are brought to light by campaign groups.

American Businesses, Cities and States Can Make Up For Trump’s Climate Inaction

Federal climate change policy is a mess. President Trump announced early in June that the U.S. would pull out of the Paris climate accord. Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency is skeptical of climate change. He told executives from the coal industry that he would create a team of researchers to look into the science behind climate change.

Companies Can Lead On Climate Action In the Absence of Government Commitment

(3BL/Justmeans) President Trump has proved to be a president who is weak on climate action. In June, his administration announced it would withdraw from the Paris climate accord. Trump will likely continue with policies that are detrimental to the environment, but business can lead where government lags or fails.

2017 Proxy Season Shows Investors are Concerned About Climate Change

Shareholders are starting to take climate change seriously, as the 2017 proxy season indicates. There were a number of majority and near-majority shareholder votes supporting proposals calling for action on climate change plus a large amount of resolution withdrawals due to corporate climate commitments.

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