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Tetra Tech Conducts Hawaiʻi State Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment

Assessing vulnerability of Hawaiian Islands to sea level rise and preparing recommendations
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According to a new report released by the State of Hawai‘i, the impact of sea level rise poses an imminent danger to the islands of Hawai‘i, with the potential to cause the loss of roads, utilities, and structures across the state. Tetra Tech developed the “Sea Level Rise Vulnerability & Adaptation Report”—the first statewide assessment of its kind—in conjunction with the State of Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources, Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands.

Perspectives from World Economic Forum

by Karen Quintos, EVP and Chief Customer Officer
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This year, I had the opportunity to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, which brought together over 3,000 leaders from business, government, international organizations, civil society, academia, media and the arts. I’ve attended the gathering in the past, and can say that this meeting was my favorite experience for a few reasons.

New Exxon Report Is a Step Forward for Investor Disclosure on Climate Change, but Falls Short on Detail

Press Release

February 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ - A new climate report released by ExxonMobil, which explores the risks the company would face in a low-carbon transition, represents “a significant step forward for institutional investors who have long engaged with the company on climate change but falls short on key details,” Andrew Logan, director oil and gas at Ceres, said today in a statement.

The report, 2018 Energy & Carbon Summary, “adopted a whole new climate-related frame,” Logan added, “providing the clearest accounting yet of how Exxon is—and is not—planning for a low-carbon future.”

Scotiabank Proudly Supports the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure

Press Release

TORONTO, February 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Scotiabank today proudly announced its support of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

An Unlikely Alliance: Why Paper Users and Paper Purchasers Can Be Among the Most Influential Forest Preservationists

"There is a fine balance between the need to conserve forests and the very real role they play as a resource to our economy."
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*This content originally appeared as a special guest blog post for the Rainforest Alliance.

CEO of Ørsted Calls for Action on Global Climate Crisis

Ørsted’s annual sustainability report is now released.
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Over the past decade, the Danish-based energy company has achieved 82% coal reduction, 67% carbon reduction and 64% renewable energy in their power and heat generation. CEO of Ørsted, Henrik Poulsen, has a clear vision.

"The world is in the middle of a global climate crisis. It is not a distant threat. The planet is already feeling the grave impact of climate change. And truth be told, we are still not doing enough to secure the planet for generations to come. We need to transform the global energy systems from black to green energy at a high pace.

Ten New Markets Earmarked as Opportunities to Boost Lagging Sustainable Development Goals

Summary: 
  • The Global Opportunity Report 2018 highlights four Sustainable Development Goals (Goal 10, 12, 13 and 14) that are at risk of missing their 2030 targets.
  • The report contains 10 new business opportunities which help these four goals progress.
  • The new Global Opportunity Report and the 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions collectively demonstrate market potential in all 17 Global Goals — including the ones we are least on track to reach.
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  • The Global Opportunity Report 2018 highlights four Sustainable Development Goals (Goal 10, 12, 13 and 14) that are at risk of missing their 2030 targets.
  • The report contains 10 new business opportunities which help these four goals progress.
  • The new Global Opportunity Report and the 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions collectively demonstrate market potential in all 17 Global Goals — including the ones we are least on track to reach.

Changing the Future at Labelexpo Europe: Sustainable Options That Don't Cost the Earth

Press Release

OEGSTGEEST, Netherlands, October 2, 2017 /3BL Media/-- From new recycled paper facestock to marble-based “paper” and compostable adhesive, Avery Dennison is offering brand owners and converters an increasingly wide choice of sustainable options for their needs.

“Avery Dennison is making excellent progress toward our ambitious 2025 sustainability goals we announced at Labelexpo Europe in 2015,” said Renae Kezar, sr. director, global leader of sustainability.

Lighting Upgrades in Our Plants Increase Energy Efficiency, Reduce Environmental Impact

Blog

When team members arrive to start their day at Ingersoll Rand’s Club Car plant in Augusta, Georgia, the energy-efficient LED lights start turning on section by section as they sense movement. And as people leave an area, the motion-sensitive LED lights start dimming to save energy and then turn off entirely after 30 minutes.

Replacing the 360,000-square-foot Augusta facility’s high-bay fluorescent lighting with programmable LEDs last year reduced its energy use by about 20 percent in the first half of 2017.

SCE Receives State Approval for Four Electric Transportation Pilots

The projects are part of the company’s strategy to help reduce greenhouse gas and air pollution.
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Southern California Edison received approval today to move forward on four pilot projects that will help to expand electric transportation. Transportation electrification is key to meeting California’s 2030 greenhouse gas and air pollution reduction goals.

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